When you have low self-esteem you feel like an unlovable, constantly failing, worthless piece of sh*t. To put it bluntly. This negative belief system then directly impacts the actions you take. These actions usually lead to even lower levels of self-esteem. And so the endless self-loathing cycle continues. So how do you beat low self-esteem?….
To break this cycle, you have to interrupt the pattern.
Your low self-esteem voice has gone uninterrupted for far too long.
One approach I’ve found to be super successful in interrupting negative patterns and beating low self-esteem is called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
CBT has been directly shown to improve self-esteem in a very short amount of time while also empowering the client. I’ve found a special mix of CBT with other techniques is the secret sauce for beating low self-esteem.
Here’s my Top 6 Ways to Beat Low Self-Esteem:
- Identify what YOUR triggers are. We all have triggers whether consciously or subconsciously. The more you explore and understand your triggers, the more you understand your reactions to things around you.
- Telling your inner critic to hush. When you have low self-esteem there’s a critic that follows you EVERYWHERE. It’s feels impossible to escape it. By becoming more self-aware of your thoughts and feelings the less you tend personalize your critic. You’ve allowed that critic voice to run the show for a long time so it takes time to replace it.
- Understanding your feels. At the end of the day every action you take stems from a feeling. Our feelings get masked by a bunch of distracting shit. Your feelings come before everything. Breaking down your feelings and how they directly influence your thoughts and actions is a major step in beating self-esteem.
- Limiting toxicity. It’s hard to beat low self-esteem is the people you surround yourself with aren’t on the “best version of you” campaign. Start becoming aware of who drags you emotional down and who builds you up. Then starts making cuts.
- Needing new things. I’m not talking about a new pair of shoes. I’m talking about new experiences. Beating low self-esteem means giving yourself new opportunities to do that. Doing the same routine isn’t motivating enough for your brain. This means you need to be willing to step outside of your comfort zone to build self-esteem. Nothing builds self-esteem faster than putting yourself in a new experience and having a good outcome.
- Support. You’re not supposed to do this alone. You need support to help you feel accepted and loved even when you don’t feel that for yourself. Feeling as though someone actually cares about you helps beat low self-esteem. This is especially true when your critic voice is in full effect.
If you’re struggling with low self-esteem reach out HERE. I’m ALWAYS here for you.
I have your back. You have the ability to change your inner critic. Dealing with low self-esteem on your own can feel extremely isolating. I get it, I’ve been there. You are not alone. You can change this!