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A Self-Esteem Poem









I found this poem from an Unknown Author.


Let go of the “shoulds” in your life

Open up the miracle of now

Value your uniqueness

Explore your dream and passions


Yield to life-go with the flow

Obey the voice of your Spirit

Unwind-get cozy and comfy

Renew yourself-body and soul

Surround yourself with caring people

Express yourself-be true to you

Linger longer at what you enjoy

Feel God’s special love for you


A couple of thoughts as I was reading this poem: It is important to enjoy what you have now. Not to get caught up between the past and future because you will not enjoy the things of the “now.” We are all human and we all make mistakes. Looking back on what we did and what we “should” have done can prevent us from looking at the present.  We are all unique and we bring something different to this world. Somebody will give you advice from their unique perspective and you can value that uniqueness. All experiences you had is a unique aspect of yourself. It is important to take care of yourself; to pamper yourself; to unwind and relax; to love yourself; to do things that you enjoy and to maintain a healthy life.  If you can learn to apply the beauty of life, it can give you a sense of peace and pleasure. It is also important to express yourself and to value your feelings and thoughts. True understanding happens when there is communication. When you express yourself it makes it more concrete.

What are your thoughts?


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A Self-Esteem Poem

Helen Nieves

Helen Nieves is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Attention Deficit Consultant Specialist. She teaches ADHD on line and is on the Advisory Board at The American Institute of Health Care Professionals. She also received advanced training in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy and in Grief Counseling.

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Nieves, H. (2015). A Self-Esteem Poem. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 29, 2020, from


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