That's a hard question. I think you put one foot in front of the other, try new things, learn. Try to be someone you can be proud of. Stand up for yourself. Surround yourself with people who build you up instead of dragging you down. I hope this is helpful.
To deal with low self esteem you have to think to yourself you are unique and no one is exactly like you. Think about the good things about you and what you can offer to other people that is good. I just posted a hub about self confidence if you read that it might help you it talks a little about self esteem and i feel that it could help you a little bit.
I think an effective way to raise self esteem is to love yourself unconditionally.
Personal insights from the author about how to deal with low self-esteem. read more
My method may seem narcissistic: I look myself in the mirror when I can. It helps me realize that I'm not as ugly that others mention, I'm unique in my own way and I have to learn on how to love myself first before loving someone else. I'm not perfect, but then again no one in flesh really is. I have my ups and downs, but I know I'm worth the time. I just have to repeat to myself these things when I doubt myself. It's an unfortunate struggle as a result of allowing myself to be hurt, instead of standing up and be courageous.
If you have someone with low self-esteem, don't pity. Help them by supporting them and giving them words of compassion AND motivation.
If someone you know suffers with low self-esteem I think helping them realise that they are liked and have alot of good qualities they soon will find themselves liking who they are.
I help children that have low self- esteem and I tell them what their good qualities are and how they can do great things in their lives. When they acheive a goal I tell them how proud I am of them.
I hope this helps.
by Ken Crow 7 years ago
I want to start a discussion because, frankly I feel as though low self-esteem is a major problem today. 1. How did you overcome low self-esteem? 2. Do feel that by being a Christian aids in the recovery from suffering from low self-esteem? 3. Do you feel that praising children encourages that...
by Madison 7 years ago
I was asked this question today by another site. Can you be happy and have low self esteem at...the same time? My ans is, I don't think you can be fully happy. What is your answer?
by Vapid Maven 6 years ago
Do you think men suffer from low self esteem as much as women do?I ask this because this morning I was googling this topic and notice that most of the articles I came across were written by women seemingly for women.
by S Lynn Mitchell 2 years ago
Do you think promiscuity and low self-esteem go hand in hand?I have seen many woman randomly give their most precious possession (their bodies) to anyone that would take it. I'm not one to police ANYONE'S sex life, but I can't understand why a woman would risk pregnancy, communicable diseases, and...
by Devika Primić 4 years ago
Why low self esteem affects individuals?Low self-esteem is a problem with many individuals do you think children learn from their parents and that is how their lives are affected when older?
by Dan Barfield 5 years ago
What do you think of yourself? How high or low is your self esteem right now. Be honest:)
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