This morning (during yoga), I was thinking a lot about self-esteem and where it comes from. So much of our self-esteem comes from other people. From our parents, our friends, our partners. This is natural, but itâ€™s not ideal. How people see you is too mixed up in the ways they see themselves. And how passive is that, really â€“ to wait around for other people to decide youâ€™re fun enough or smart enough or pretty enough? Self-esteem shouldnâ€™t be something that other people give to you.
Self-esteem is a gift you actively give yourself over and over again, every day. Stop waiting for others to tell you that youâ€™re okay. Youâ€™re already okay. Youâ€™re better than okay. Youâ€™re perfectly you.