• First, what is the meaning of self-esteem

According to google, self-esteem encompasses beliefs about oneself, as well as emotional states such as triumph, despair, pride and shame. It is the decision made by an individual as an attitude towards the self.

Self-esteem can be low or somewhere in between while everyone occasionally has doubts about themselves, low self-esteem can leave you feeling insecure and unmotivated.  

There are two kinds of self-esteem, which are low self-esteem and high self-esteem

Having little self-belief can stop you from living the life you want to live. If you have low self-esteem you may feel

  • Like you hate or dislike yourself
  • Worthless or not good enough
  • Unable to make decisions or assert yourself
  • Like no one likes you
  • You blame yourself for things that aren’t your fault
  • Guilt for spending time or money on yourself
  • Unable to recognize your strengths
  • Undeserving of happiness
  • Low in confidence

Things you can do to improve your self-esteem

  • Think about 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
  • Get support if things get too much

Ask yourself is low self-esteem a mental issue

Having low self-esteem isn’t a mental health problem itself, but the two are closely linked

Some of the experiences of low self-esteem can also be symptoms to mental health problems, such as;

  • Feeling hopeless
  • Blaming yourself unfairly
  • Hating yourself
  • Worrying about being unable to do things

If a lot of things are affecting your self-esteem for a long time, this may lead to a mental health problem, such as depression or anxiety



  • Be nice to yourself
  • You do you, Get moving
  • Always keep in mind that nobody’s perfect
  • Remember that everyone makes mistake
  • Focus on what you can change
  • Do what makes you happy
  • Celebrate the small stuff, Be a pal
  • Surround yourself with a supportive squad

“when it comes to your self-worth, only one opinion truly matters-your own, and even that one should be carefully evaluated: we tend to be our own harshest critics”

  • Be mindful, “don’t believe everything you think. Thoughts are just thoughts”
  • Change the story
  • Avoid falling into the compare and despair rabbit hole
  • Channel your inner rock star
  • Exercise, do unto others
  • Forgiveness is there someone in your life you haven’t forgiven”

“Remember that you are not your circumstances, We are all born with infinite potential and equal worth as human beings

When you have a high self-esteem; you’ll

  • have more inner stability
  • Less self-sabotage
  • be more attractive in any relationship
  • be happier
  • say stop to your inner critics
  • use healthier motivation habits
  • Replace the perfectionism
  • Handle mistakes and failures in a more positive way
  • Be kinder towards other people
  • Try something new
  • Stop falling into the comparison trap

There is always someone who has more or is better than you at something in the world. There are always people ahead of you

Life becomes simpler and lighter




Comments (5)

  1. Jyoti
    October 28, 2018 Reply

    Self esteem is really very necessary to improve your Personality and to present yourself confidently. Well explained article. Love it ♥

    • theaduni
      October 29, 2018 Reply

      Thank you.. Glad you loved it

  2. Ya
    October 28, 2018 Reply

    So many people especially women suffer with their self esteem. These are great tips.

    • theaduni
      October 29, 2018 Reply

      Glad you enjoyed it..

  3. theaduni
    December 16, 2018 Reply

    you welcome and thank you for reading

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