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Top Ten Facts About low Self Esteem

Think About Affecting Your Self-Esteem
Think About Affecting Your Self-Esteem

Issues That Affect Self-Esteem Physical Development - Going through puberty earlier or later than most girls can be embarrassing and make girls feel like they don't fit in. Appearance - Rapid weight increase at adolescence- in preparation for bearing a child later in life (girls may not understand that it is natural to gain weight and may feel uncomfortable with their bodies).

source: smith.edu
Avoid Negative Self-Talk
Avoid Negative Self-Talk

Negative self talk can lead to low self esteem, lack of confidence or even depression and this leads to more negative thought. A vicious circle. If others criticise you and your inner voice agrees with what they say then you are slowly convincing yourself that you deserve their negative criticism.

Learn to be Assertive
Learn to be Assertive

Being assertive means speaking up for yourself, being able to express your opinions and feelings and being able to say no. Assertiveness is important for a healthy self-esteem and for your overall wellbeing.

Set Yourself a Challenge
Set Yourself a Challenge

Your self-esteem is how well you think about yourself. If you have low self-esteem you think badly about yourself, or don’t think you’re worth anything. It can often be traced back to early childhood experiences, such as heavy criticism, being abandoned, and feeling unloved, or being ridiculed or abused.

source: themix.org.uk
Focus on Your Positives
Focus on Your Positives

Ways you can have high self esteem:-accept yourself-set goals for yourself-think of your strengths and weaknesses-focus on the positives-do not worry about what other people think

Take Care of Yourself
Take Care of Yourself

Mark Tyrrell, co-author of the Self Confidence Trainer, completed UK tours in 2002, 2003, 2004 & 2005 teaching thousands of health professionals the facts about self esteem and how to treat low self esteem in their patients.