What is self esteem?
Self-esteem is the opinion and thoughts you have about yourself and your abilities. Self-esteem can be low (often caused by a sense of insecurity, doubts about your capabilities, or from trauma caused by verbal and emotional abuse) or it can be high (which shows as confidence in your abilities, security in your identity and a sense of belonging) or it can be somewhere in between.
Self-esteem is made up from how you view yourself and your abilities, your confidence, sense of identity and sense of belonging.
When self-esteem is low, it can leave you feeling very insecure about yourself and shows up as lack of motivation, or as anxiety and depression. It is often coupled with negative thoughts and feelings about your body image too.
Here are ten ways to improve your self-esteem:
1. Use positive "I am" statements
It can be easy to get into the habit of saying negative things to yourself, such as, "I am so stupid," or other similar critical statements. One of the fastest ways to improve self esteem is to be intentional about choosing positive self talk. Star