If you have low self-esteem, every aspect of your life will be affected. This condition will take away your joy and happiness. It is possible to overcome low self esteem if a person is willing to work on it. It does not happen overnight, and it requires a lot of work and patience, but it is worth striving for the reward. Here are some ways that will help you in overcoming low self-esteem.
Recognize The Fact That Many People Have Low Self-Esteem
You are not the only one, because, in a recent study, the research found that only 4% of people worldwide are considered good looking.
Identify The Thoughts, Feelings, Physical Symptoms, And Behaviors Associated With Low Self-esteem
Many people confuse these thoughts, behaviors, and feelings with personality characteristics. However, negative thoughts are not the same as real characteristics. These types of thoughts, feelings, physical signals and behaviors are like “symptoms” of low self-esteem. Negative thoughts like these will stop you from overcoming low self-esteem.
Listen To Your Inner Monologue
When many of the following thoughts occur, it is as if you hear a voice in your head. These thoughts are often automatic, almost like a reflection.
Even though these thoughts are negative, it will help you in overcoming low self esteem by making you realize where you are going wrong.
Feelings, like thoughts, often originate in an inner dialogue that does not accurately reflect the facts.
Detail The Way You Feel About Yourself
- I feel so ashamed because my boss didn’t like
- I’m so mad at myself because my boss didn’t like my report.
- I’m so frustrated with my boss for criticizing me. He never likes anything I do.
- I feel anxious or scared when I’m with people I don’t know because they probably think about how fat I am.
- I’m not strong enough to compete, so I won’t even try.
- I feel anxious most of the time.
Look For Physical Signals That Are Related To Low Self-esteem
The following could be physical signs that you have low self-esteem:
- I can’t sleep most of the time.
- I am tired most of the time.
- My body feels tense.
- When I meet a new person (or I am in another awkward situation):.
Evaluate Your Behavior To See If Your Self-esteem Is Influencing Your Life
If you discover that one or more of these behavioral statements apply to you, your self esteem may have a greater impact on the way you live than you realize.
- I don’t go out or I don’t like people to see me or me to them.
- I have trouble making decisions.
- Don’t feel comfortable expressing my opinions or speaking for myself.
- Don’t think I’m able to deal with a new job, even if it’s a promotion.
- I get upset very easily.
- Argue a lot with the people in my life.
- I get defensive and shout at my family.
- My friend calls me “Cat” all the time and I don’t like her, but I’m afraid that if I say something she won’t be my friend anymore.
- Everything I do has to be perfect.
- At most after being full.
- I can’t eat more than one meal a day or I will get too fat.
Identify Negative Thoughts
Whether you realize it or not, your own thoughts catch you in a cycle of low self-esteem. To feel better, it is productive to identify the moments when these types of thoughts occur and find ways to overcome them. There are some typical negative statements that you can familiarize yourself with, so if you come across any of them, you can focus on them to eliminate them.
Do Not Bother, Disparage Or Insult
Imagine you have a “friend” who is constantly by your side and this friend constantly scolds you. He insults you, he tells you that you are doing everything wrong, that you are worthless, that you will never achieve anything and that you are unpleasant. Wouldn’t that discourage you?