Sure, many can say words aren’t able to break bones, but they can most defiantly shatter hearts, which, in the end, can be just as lethal. Just how many times has someone called you hurtful names or rudely labeled you? How many times have you believed those toxic words to be true? Many of us have found that our psychotic teenage minds absorb toxic words, allowing our brain to become an active playground for the disease well known to the world as low self-esteem.
How does one even recover from something like low self-esteem? If it had always been simple we would all be riding our Pegasus to confidence land, right? Recovering starts with having a positive mind set and doing your best to not let negative words reign over your mind. Being forgiving and ready to let go of the hurtful words said to you in the past and present can help you gain confidence.
Of course some of us ‘lucky’ adolescence find ourselves, once again in the presence of someone who has a knack for tearing others down. The trick to cushioning the blow of destructive words is accepting who you are, your flaws and all. Ultimately, what matters the most is that you do not continue to let untruthful or painful words influence the way you think about yourself. The ugly truth is that these words will only continue to have the power to hurt if you let them.