Our fears lock us in the comfort zone, punish us and prevent us from fighting for what we really want. The media and social networks do not help either, placing us in constant comparisons with others.
Self-esteem is the way we judge and evaluate ourselves. In other words, self-esteem is how we feel about ourselves.It consists of the entire set of beliefs, assessments and thoughts that we have about ourselves, and that we have been creating from our experiences.
In addition, self-esteem has several psychological functions:
Satisfy your need to feel good about yourself
Reduce the impact of rejections you suffer in your life
Protect you from fear and uncertainty
Motivate you to fight for your goals
We could all be smarter, prettier, and richer, but it has been shown that self-esteem does not depend on what you have, what you know or what you are. It depends on how you accept yourself.
Having a solid self-esteem does not imply being arrogant, but being able to accept our strengths and weaknesses to recognize our own worth.Low self-esteem can change people’s behavior to confirm their suspicions about their own worth, creating a vicious circle from which it is very difficult to escape.
Not being comfortable being who you are or not trusting your abilities has terrible consequences. You probably refrain from attending social gatherings, not trying new things and stop facing challenges that would give richness to your life.
You will know that you suffer from low self-esteem if the following usually happens to you:
You feel inferior to others
You get demotivated easily and don’t finish what you start
You avoid any situation in which you could fail
You keep blaming yourself for your past mistakes
You don’t think there’s anything special about you
You don’t feel attractive
You avoid interacting with others
You do not express your ideas or opinions
You usually feel anxiety and deep sadness
You are a perfectionist and you do not value what you get
You have a hard time making decisions
Envy corrodes you when others get something…
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