Self-esteem is a person's confidence in their ability or worth. People with healthy self-esteem feel more comfortable with their self-image and are more self-forgiving. In contrast, people with low self-esteem feel more negative and critical of themselves. They often have difficulty processing their emotions.
Learning to understand the root cause of low self-esteem is helpful. It helps you identify triggers and deal with the root cause of low self-esteem. It is beneficial to process your fear of hypothetical scenarios and the sense of not being good enough with a professional counsellor.
Other helpful techniques that may help you deal with low self-esteem include:
Stop comparing yourself with the people around you. Practicing "thought stopping" or "letting it pass" when you realise that you are comparing yourself frequently.
Look at the alternative story or a sparkling moment. You may be struggling with many life challenges, but there were times when you did well or achieved something that you wanted despite those challenges.
Good social support is essential. Try spending more time with your people who are supportive and encouraging. Please do not avoid gatherings and lunch with colleagues/schoolmates because you feel you are not good enough as them.
Forgiving and encouraging yourself. Self-criticism leads to low self-confidence.
Restoring Peace Counselling & Consultancy offers a safe space for you to explore and navigate your self-esteem challenges. We offer counselling and psychotherapy for various mental health challenges using our strength-based and trauma-informed approach. For more information, please visit www.restoringpeace.com.sgor Whatsapp us at +65 8889 1848.
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