When a person has low self-esteem, they don’t feel good about themselves and find it difficult to be proud of the things they do. Overcoming low self-esteem is important because it helps you to be a positive person, deal better with stress and boost your drive to work and play. People with a good self-esteem are more apt to try new things, laugh at their mistakes, communicate effectively and enjoy life more.
Failed relationships, divorce, marital conflict and trouble at work can all play into developing a low self-esteem, especially if you value yourself based on what others think and say about you. Often, our self-esteem is affected when we are young; we may be bullied, ridiculed or told we are stupid. Without the proper resources to counteract this, we begin to agree and feel we are less of a person. Our feelings, thoughts, and beliefs are not valid, and we require others to make us feel good about ourselves. Fortunately overcoming low self-esteem is a learned process and anyone can do it.
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