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International Boost Self-Esteem Month
February 1, 2021 – February 28, 2021 CST
Observe International Boost Self-Esteem Month in February of each year. Boosting one’s self-esteem is great for fighting depression and anxiety. It is also good for overall mental wellness. According to Oprah Winfrey, “Self-esteem comes from being able to define the world in your own terms and refusing to abide by the judgment of others.”
International Boost Self-Esteem Month is dedicated to the improvement of self-esteem among people of all cultures, races, ethnicities, age groups and social status. Simply put, self esteem is how you feel about yourself. And while self-esteem starts to develop in early childhood, it can be improved. In fact, self-esteem is ever-changing throughout life. There may be times when self-esteem is at an all time high. At other times, it can take an undesirable dip. Perhaps, this is due to a stressful life event or mental health struggle, like clinical depression. Everyone has the power to develop self-esteem, and the benefits are significant.
Social Media and Its Effect on Self-Esteem
Because of social media, for example, it is easy to fall into a trap of constant comparison. In addition, constantly trying to portray the best version of ourselves causes low self-esteem. Studies show that social media has made it harder for people to feel like they are good enough. This is because people are constantly comparing themselves to others. This image can be false because people typically share only the best parts of themselves on social media. This causes unattainable goals for many people and result in low self-esteem.
Take a break from social media. In addition, when you are on social media, remind yourself that what you are seeing isn’t always reality. Do things that make you feel good! Spend time with people who make you feel good about yourself and are uplifting to be around. Take care of yourself and give yourself the same patience and gratitude you give others. You are the only you in this world!#personalizedcause