Unfortunately we live in a world where there is an epidemic of low self-esteem… with social media continually exacerbating this problem. Low self-esteem can be caused from an unhappy childhood where our parents/teachers were extremely critical or maybe put too high of expectations on us. Because of this overtime we become our own worst critic and believe the things we think about ourselves. If unaddressed, this can lead to mental health issues such as severe anxiety and depression, which many adults struggle with.
Low self-esteem is characterized by a lack of confidence & feeling badly about yourself. You may feel unlovable, awkward, or incompetent. When you have high self-esteem, you accept, care for, and feel proud of yourself – even in the tough times. When we believe that we are valuable and important, we take good care of ourselves. We make good decisions about ourselves which enhances our value.
Here’s some signs if you’re suffering from Low Self-Esteem:
- Avoid social interactions
- Feeling extremely awkward in social situations
- Excessive worry about yourself and how others view you.
- Avoid challenging tasks.
- Less social conformity.
- Dysfunctional relationship with food
- Difficulty accepting compliments.
- Focus on the negative.
If you think your Low Self-Esteem is impacting your life, here’s how we directly improve your self-esteem:
- Target what is affecting your self-esteem.
- Avoid negative self-talk.
- Connect with people who love you.
- Learn to be assertive.
- Set yourself a challenge.
- Focus on your positives.
- Take care of yourself.
Aniesa Hanson Counseling is a therapy practice with experienced and quality therapy in Tampa. We specialize in treating anxiety issues and relationship issues through a collaborative approach to therapy. Aniesa Hanson is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Tampa, with experience and uses an individualized approach to therapy.
If you’re thinking about addressing your low self-esteem, sign-up HERE for a Free Phone Consultation to see if we can help you.