What is Low Self-Esteem?
A feeling of low self-esteem or low self-worth is a feeling of worthlessness.It is closely connected to the negative self-image (outward appearance, intelligence, self-respect) created by low self-esteem sometimes followed by anxiety, nervousness or depression.
General symptoms of low Self-esteem
- Distorted image of oneself (not being objective and realistic with yourself and your competencies)
- Distorted image of others
- Feeling of worthlessness and putting too much emphasis on the things you can’t change
- Feeling unappreciated
- Feeling unaccomplished or incompetent and being generally unrealistic about
- Having destructive emotions about oneself and others
- Feeling negative emotions (negative self-belief), facing fear, anxiety
- Making assumptions that you’re unloved or generally unwanted, undesired
Low self-esteem is closely connected to creating a negative self-image by comparing yourself with others, by comparing your accomplishments to others’ accomplishments, by having a bad self-image. Although it can relate to not loving your body and appearance this problem is mainly in one’s head-its’ psychological. People with low self-esteem tend to have destructive behavior toward themselves and tend to have bad or destructive relationships.
Do you agree that when one can’t love himself enough, he isn’t capable of loving others and giving back?
Here’s a simple exercise that can help you love yourself more and appreciate yourself more
Take a simple jar and each day of the month write down on a piece of paper a thing or two you love or like about yourself. Write down what’s make you special, your best qualities, or even write down compliments and tips.
At the end of the month read all the pieces of paper you wrote.
This exercise is so motivating and energizing- it can fuel up with the motivation you need to feel good in your shoes. Every single person in the world is special- you deserve to love yourself unconditionally and to feel powerful. From self-love comes a great power and strength.