Faythe’s declassified self esteem survival guide


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Remember to take care and practice safe habits.

By FAYTHE MILLER, North Managing Editor

When taking a look at yourself it is important to project the person you want others to see you as. However, before fooling everyone into thinking that you have everything under control it is important to reflect and realize that confidence comes from within. As Carl Lewis states “If you don’t have confidence, you’ll always find a way to not win.”  

In order to maintain such a high level of self love and pride I have found a process of actions crucial to self esteem survival. The most key component is to only speak in a positive tone. Even if you are saying your daily, “I don’t want to exist” phrase, saying it in a happy tone with a smile on your face totally changes the way people interpret self deprecating statements. I find it motivating to write notes about how stressed you are in cursive. The frilly writing distracts from the pain in the words.

Next, it is vital to protect each drop of confidence you can muster. That is why a key component of staying happy is avoiding all reflective materials.  Kiss goodbye the insecurity that mirrors, glass and other reflective surfaces cause. It is better to assume you always look good rather to be reminded of the way you look like naked mole rat. It is crucial during bathing hours to not maul over your unclothed self; rather imagine ,the hot Victoria’s Secret model you feel like on the inside.

Another key component of achieving sky rocketing self esteem is to make sure you are mentally stable. After a taxing day of school for seven hours, try to take time for yourself… and the four hours of worksheets, readings and activities to complete.

While it seems easy to manage a confident and happy persona while completing all of these activities, I seriously doubt that anyone could keep up with the positive and inspiring light I bring into the world. The ability develop such a wonderful arsenal of tips for confidence was due to many years of mean peers, callous parents and a wonderfully terrible support system.