Self-esteem

Low self-esteem is a term often used when people don’t feel good about themselves.
Indicators of low self-esteem can include non-constructive thoughts, feelings and behaviour towards self and others, a lack of self worth, low energy levels, an absence of life goals, reduced personal achievement levels, depression, withdrawal from social interaction and controlling behaviour.

Low self-esteem can be triggered by life experiences that lead one to think they are unlovable, unworthy or a failure, and can lead to feelings of anger, sadness, resentment, pessimism or fear. Thinking patterns can develop that may encompass beliefs such as ‘I’m not okay’, ‘I’m not good enough’ or ‘There’s something wrong with me.’

If you have low self-esteem, what kind of symptoms do you experience?

How would you rank your self-esteem out of 10, if 10 represented high self-esteem?
Do you have high anxiety levels or do you have more of a tendency towards depression?
Do you experience self-judgment, self-criticism or other negative thinking patterns?
Are your feelings usually non-constructive or do you often feel okay?
Do you try to hide your feelings or do you let everyone know just how bad your life is?
Do you withdraw from social company?

Would you like to feel good about yourself and have high self esteem?
If you would, how would you go about making positive changes and what would be your priorities?
Do you have goals you would like to set and do you know how you could achieve those goals?

If you are wanting to improve your self-esteem, there are strategies that can help you to change the way you think and feel about yourself and the way that you relate to others.
You can have strong emotional health, balanced constructive thinking, high self-esteem and improved outcomes in your life.

Contact us if you would like further information about self-esteem.

 

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