The feelings of low self-esteem have affected so many people over the years. Although some suffer from it only from time to time, but when there is sustainability in this feeling, it affects the impression that other people have about them.
If you are among those who suffer too frequent from low self-esteem, do not despair. Acknowledging your problem is still a step in the right direction.
Once you have recognized how this devaluation of yourself can hurt you, you can adopt solutions to improve your self-esteem and begin the process of developing a better love for yourself and a better appreciation of who you are.
The first step, of course, is to recognize if you are a victim of a series of bad days or weeks, or if you actually suffer from feelings of worthlessness. Some symptoms are staying away from the rest of the world, pleasing others at the expense of your own needs, feeling unhappy when you look at your body or appearance in the mirror (which can lead to eating disorders).
You can worry about what others say about you while minimizing the importance of what you have to say. You can have minimum expectations for yourself while imposing impossible standards on yourself towards perfection.
If this is the cocktail of emotions you face very often, then the first step is to get help from professionals. This is because professional therapists are trained to provide excellent methods with which you can re-evaluate all forms of feelings or negative opinions you have of yourself. Here is the first step toward self-acceptance and recognition of your worth as a person.
Then, eat healthy, be active and sleep well. Adopting a healthy diet is a good step towards developing yourself physically and it constitutes one of the stages through which you can get a better opinion of yourself.
You do not have to be disappointed with your appearance, because in fact you will be fully aware that you take very good care of yourself. You will also find that to eat well, sleep well and exercise will help you have the energy to participate in the activities of the day and enjoy much of what happens to you during the day.
When people ask you a favor, you must first assess whether this involves a kind of support where their expectations goes against your own needs. You must ensure beyond doubt that your needs are well met first before you attempt to help others.
This will allow you to recognize that even if others are important, you deserve the same attention you have shown towards other people.
One of the best solutions to a low self-esteem is to participate in activities that you enjoy. By doing so, you will discover talents you never knew you had. Dance, art, music or sports can help you find a niche where you can specialize, and an avenue for self-expression.