Low self-esteem is a situation in which an individual suffers from a sense of insecurity that he/she is inferior to others.
Your self-esteem is a measure of how worthy you think you are…
Who ails from low Self-esteem?
A person suffering from low self-esteem can have a cynical, depressive approach towards life and can be a thorough pessimist.
People affected with low self-esteem see the world around themselves through the tinted prism of pessimism, negativity and self-critical thoughts; it affects their behavior and life choices, often lowering self-esteem even further.
Are you one of them?
Low self-esteem can manifest as depression, oversensitivity, hyper vigilance, low assertiveness, passive-aggressive behavior, obsessive-compulsive and/or addictive behaviors?
You may also be suffering from low self esteem if you suffer from Sexual dysfunction, workaholic behavior, poor relationship boundaries, poor social boundaries/skills, have unreasonable expectations.
Can Low self-esteem be overcome?
Yes! Here are a few of the easiest and best techniques to acknowledge and thereby overcome low self-esteem…
1. Talk to an experienced person
We are all in the constant process of learning and knowing. We cannot know everything in life and hence we have elders and better experienced people around us. Talk it out and express yourself. They will help you overcome your fear of being rejected.
2. Talk to your Inner Self
You may be surprised at the amount of energy you hold within yourself. Everything is this universe is believed to be in balance. So if you have been emitting negative energy then your inner core is filled with positive self-belief. So talk to yourself and sort thing out with your soul.
Think of a particular happy day of your life and delve into the happiness of that day. You will find several beautiful memories that you have made. Now convey these memories to your inner self through words and actions. Once you are done, you will feel a boost of self-confidence in you. This may not be life changing but your first tiny step may take you a long way.
3. Read Motivational Speeches and Books
In the Chaotic mess of a busy life we forget about a human’s true best friend- Books. They have no demands or needs. They just want to be read and once you start reading the right kind of books, you are good to go. Not every book is motivational. So you should be careful in finding which book is suited for your mental state.
4. Remember that no one is perfect
We are all unique in our own ways. Our way of seeing life is different from one another. So stop thinking about perfectionism. Perfectionism, in any case, is a very relative term and cannot be deciphered with ease. Stop chanting the hymn of perfectionism you may just achieve exactly what you want. Just try to be best of what can be… Just make sure your BEST is on the right side of the law 🙂
5. Stop comparing yourself with others
Comparison can become a sick ritual if done almost always. Don’t beat yourself over it. Don’t confuse comparison with inspiration. Not everyone can be Usain Bolt BUT you can imbibe his work ethics. Maybe you will become better than him. Be inspired…
6. Engage in constructive action
Life is not cruel enough to only put you in an unending maze with thousand obstacles. It may be harsh at times but life has its own salvation. So don’t get tired thinking of the worst possible things, which can and cannot happen, to you.
Engage yourself in constructive actions and feel a change in your personal aura. Think of the times when you outshone others and made a change in the people around you. Evaluate and self test your ideals.
Meditation is the best possible way of letting go of stress and troubles. Considering yourself to be surrounded by difficulties can only bring you down. Team up your daily routine with a regular dose of meditation.
Relaxation is essential food for life. If you keep yourself stressed and keep on thinking of your inabilities you will never succeed. Sit by some greenery or a calm water body and recollect past happy memories. Think of the good that you have done in life and let go of the unnecessary things that bother you. Not only will this help you in being a better human being but also increase your productivity.
Take daily doses of these suggested therapies and work out on your own abilities. If you are unable to get rid of some past unhappy memories then you should talk to those who are a part of those memories. Talk and resolve. Never let grudge accumulate within yourself. Let others know exactly how you feel about criticism. Stop criticizing yourself and keep remembering the good in you and the people around you.
We all live in an infinite universe. We all have infinite possibilities. We can be the masters of ourselves… Just be at it! Talk to self… BUT if that doesn’t work… Seek Help!
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