Overcoming Low Self-Esteem

overcoming low self-esteem

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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God Defines You

god defines you

Broken things can be made useful!

Many of us, most likely all of us, have been in a marriage that was unhealthy, dysfunctional, and sometimes abusive. As time went on, we may have fallen victim to what our partner would say and do to us. We come to believe that we are weak, that we are the cause, that we are worthless, that we are failures, and that we are monsters.

This is often referred to as verbal and psychological abuse, but I tend to try and steer clear of labels because they are broad and I think that we all at one time or another can be “labeled.” I think that two people get in a cycle and treat each other inappropriately. For one reason or another, there is a communication break down, and healthy communication is not practiced by either party until eventually one person breaks down and starts to believe the other. We start letting our spouse define who we are. We lose our identity, our self-esteem, and our ability to stand up for ourselves.
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