Low Self Esteem


Symptoms of Low self-esteem include:

  • Feeling worthless
  • Feeling incompetent and unrealistic about our abilities
  • Feeling unloved
  • Being overwhelmed with fear and negative thoughts
  • Being unrealistic about goals
  • Being drawn into destructive relationships
  • Fear of change
  • Distorted views of self and others

Is this you? 

The route to higher self-esteem, and thinking more positively about yourself includes:

  • Acceptance of your true strengths and weaknesses
  • Help with realistic goals to allow you to develop your abilities
  • Encouragementwith realistic planning and timetabling
  • Praise for your achievements so you can enjoy them
  • Respect to be proud of who you are
  • Trust feel more confident in your own thoughts and feelings
  • Time learn to know yourself and enjoy your own thoughts.

 Raising your own self-esteem means that you will learn to be your own best friend, good internal parent or guardian angel. It means feeling good and realistic about yourself and others but does not guarantee success in the world. Through thinking more positively and realistically about yourself you can develop your talents and abilities, praise yourself, trust yourself and like yourself. When you become more tolerant of the real you your relationships can improve as you become more realistic about others, too.

http://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/esteem.html

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