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This month I have written an article about friends and self esteem as I believe friends are so important a factor in who we are and what we want to become. I do hope you will enjoy this newsletter article and benefit from it. Pleases check out the what's new section to find out what's going on at more-selfesteem.com.
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I met a stranger...
Yesterday I hugged
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|Friends and your Self Esteem by Karl Perera|
Friends are a huge influence on our lives, just think about it. They help us to move forward, they help us to develop our self-image, they help us with our approach to life and often give us a second opinion about issues that concern us. Unfortunately they can also be a negative influence. For these reasons your choice of friends is very important, not that I'm suggesting for a second that you should reject any friends you already have but do think about who you are and who you confide in.
Hopefully your friends are helpful to you. What do I mean by helpful? Here's a small list of the help that friends can offer:
Of course the wrong kind of friend can be quite the opposite and have a drastically negative influence. Dominating or unstable people do not make supportive friends and may directly or indirectly lower your sense of self esteem. These kind of friends will cause you to doubt yourself and your decisions and will help you to foster a negative self-image. You would be best to avoid these kind of people altogether and quite frankly no friends are better than these.
How to develop better friendships
Probably you will already have existing friendships which you value. Take a brief look again at those friendships and why you value those particular friends. If your friendships are less than perfect then ask yourself this: Can you improve your existing friendships and are you open to forming new maybe more positive and sharing ones?
The most important thing to mention at this point is that you shouldn't be thinking about what you can get from your friends - no, no, no! Every good friendship should be built upon selfless two-way win-win terms. Give before you take. If you give to a good friend you will always receive back in kind. I am here talking about improving relationships with all your friends and if you do have one or two friendships which are negative then try to change them before attempting to remove them from your life. Friendships are one of the keys to high self esteem and a balanced and effective life because you cannot feel good about yourself in isolation nor can you feel good if you do not help others. The quote I placed above in the food for thought section says it all, any stranger you meet should be a potential friend and you should always be open to this.
A few points which are vital to creating better friendships:
Now I've written that list I too will try to follow my own advice because knowing these things is easy but practicing them is difficult. After all you are reading this newsletter to improve yourself and your level of self esteem therefore you are aspiring to an ideal, I wish you good luck and hope that something in this article has inspired you to become a better friend and so also to experience better friendships.
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