David Lamarra -In your quest for heat…-

-In your quest for heat....


















In your quest for healthy self-esteem through self-promotion, think about the time that you spend alone with yourself. Many people do not like the idea of spending time alone because it forces them to think too much, or they simply do not enjoy their own company. Being alone and spending that time in self-promotion is a way to begin to look at your inner qualities and discover what it is that you enjoy about yourself and your own company. Self-promotion is, in effect, a way to have a relationship with yourself.

Perhaps you are always searching for the other “half” of you to make you a whole person. Self-promotion allows you to move toward acceptance of yourself as a whole person without having to have another half. There are many worse things than being alone. For example, being with someone and feeling alone is worse than being alone by yourself. Being in an abusive relationship is worse than being alone and being in a one-sided relationship is worse than being alone.

It is not encouraged to spend day after day, week after week alone; other people certainly add to the quality of your life, but it can be healthy to take some time for yourself and use your alone time to establish closer ties to you.

Self-promotion is an important step in building healthy self-esteem. It allows you to spend time with yourself without any judgment from you or anyone else. If you have not yet begun to develop a humor file, victory wall, or letter/photo/card box, take time today to begin each of these. They are inexpensive, yet invaluable when it comes to taking care of your own soul. Don't let the old notion that you can't take care of and spend time with you impede your progress in the quest for healthy self-esteem.