From time to time we all feel low or down, but the problem is that for some of us these feelings become all-consuming.
Before you know it your self esteem is at rock bottom, you feel like you have no one to talk to, and nowhere to turn. In these instances people will quickly retreat into themselves, reduce their social contact with those around them and the outside world, and miss out on such much of what life has to offer.
Low self esteem can touch anybody, and it’s not something to be ashamed of or to shy away from. The important thing is to know when you have low self esteem and to then go out and get the help that will put things back to the way they used to be.
Does self esteem ever come back?
If you want help with low self esteem it can be tempting to keep putting it off just for a couple of more days in the hope that things will correct themselves. The problem with this is that the longer you spend in this depressed, low self worth mindset, the harder you will find it to get back out of it. Self esteem recovers when you feel a sense of worth, accomplishment or pride in what you’re doing. If you just sit and wait, unfortunately things are not likely to reset.
How do you cope with low self esteem?
Everyone copes with it in different ways, and what works for someone writing online may not work for you. This doesn’t mean that you’re somehow beyond help or a lost cause, it just means that you’re different to the person whose advice you’re reading. The most effective coping mechanism is to remind yourself that by seeking help you’re taking action to feel better, and that if you’re willing to do that then you’re acknowledging that you’re worth something.
Does counselling improve self esteem?
Counselling to improve self esteem can be a complex process, but that’s not something which should put you off trying it in the first place. If you want to get the results your hard work deserves, you need to know what you’re embarking on at the beginning. A professional will be able to outline a typical journey for you.
To get an idea as to whether getting personal support would be beneficial to you, see how many of these you recognise in yourself:
- Feelings of inadequacy when faced with tasks others seem to find easy
- Lack of self worth and self motivation when it comes to getting things done
- No belief that you can turn things around, no matter how hard you try
- Constantly putting yourself down and shying away from social contact
How can we help you with low self esteem?
The goal of our online self esteem counselling is not to be over optimistic so you instantly recover; that’s not a sustainable approach. What we do is remind you of who you are, seek out parts of your life and achievements you should take pride in, and then think about how the rest of the world really sees you.
Our team is available to help you learn to boost your self esteem, so please get in touch with us today. And remember: the rest of the world knows how much it needs you.
Here are some signs of
- Difficulty speaking up
- Difficulty prioritising your own needs
- Not feeling capable
- Not feeling deserving
- Burning out
- Lack of boundaries
- Critical internal dialogue
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