About Low Self-Esteem
Low self-esteem isn’t a mental health problem, but it’s linked as it triggers other effects to do with mental health symptoms.
What can make you have low self-esteem?
Many situations can trigger this feeling, how you look is the main trigger, as people always think they look ugly and their body isn’t good, this produces all types of thoughts in the brain and triggers all forms of stress and anxiety.
You have the right to feel good about yourself, believe in yourself and reward yourself, this gives you confidence and boosts your moral.
Not taking care of yourself is a reaction to low self-esteem, this then leads to other thoughts. I’m ugly, I look horrible, I look fat, I hate myself, I’m not liked.
Something within your life will have triggered these feelings and thoughts, it could be a loved one not paying you enough attention and these feelings have been allowed to spiral, it could be something that’s happened at work a colleague has said something to you that hurt your feelings and made you think your worthless, there are many factors that can cause low self-esteem.
Social media is a fantastic place, but also has its bad side, people post on social media all the good things they want you to see, they never post the bad things. This makes you think, why cant my life be like this, why am I single, why did I marry him or her, you have to remember, people only post the bragging side of life, stepping back and looking at your own life is reality for you, so you can see, your life is just as good as those who only post great pictures. This can be easily resolved without un friending someone in case the ‘why did you delete me’ conversation comes up, you can unfollow the person, so you don’t see the feed in your time line, but if you wanted to check up on a friend you can still do that as you’re still friends with them.
Low self-esteem leads to depression, anxiety and panic attacks, so getting these thoughts and feelings under control is essential.
Low self-esteem triggers
- Low self-esteem triggers
- Low income
- Health issues
- Issues at work
- Separation from your partner
- Your clothing
- Feeling hopeless
All of these and many more are trigger signs of low self-esteem, each one can be addressed singularly to resolve them, for instance how you dress, perhaps try something new, at first you may think ‘I look stupid in this’, but after a few weeks you will build more confidence in yourself.
Try something like Yoga to help relax the mind and body, allowing you to discover inner peace and qualities as you relax.
Take up a new hobby, even if this is just walking, while out walking take some selfies with yourself or with your partner, this will appear strange at first as you will think you look horrible, but as time passes, you will get used to this and take more and post more. This builds your confidence as you start to think ‘I look great’, this builds your self-esteem levels to make you like who you are as a person and love your life.