Self-doubt, feeling inferior to others, lacking confidence, or deep-rooted feelings of inadequacy can negatively impact every aspect of our lives.
From relationships with family and friends, to romantic partners, to our performance at work or school – our self-esteem plays an important role in how we live and behave.
Our self-esteem includes what we think about ourselves and the inner dialogue we tell ourselves about our abilities. Critical self-talk, perfectionism, people pleasing, and feeling anxious can all be examples of low self-esteem.
Our self-worth is our belief about our own value and worthiness of love. Our thoughts, feelings, and the ways we act are tied to our self-worth.
The beliefs and thoughts we have about ourselves are not permanent – they can be shifted and changed to allow for a healthy and positive view of ourselves. We can increase and create feelings and beliefs of self-acceptance, self-compassion, and self-love.
Take the first step towards changing the way you view yourself.