Self Esteem and Self Confidence
Low self-esteem is a common side effect in today’s society, with many people struggling to find their self-worth and place in the world. Self-confidence and self-esteem are often misinterpreted and believed to mean the same thing but, although they are similar, they are not the same. It is possible for one person to appear very confident and also lack self-esteem. The best way to explain this is by looking at a celebrity; They are brimming with confidence when they are performing or in the public eye, but behind closed doors some battle chronic self-esteem issues.
Self-esteem can ultimately be defined by how an individual “estimates” themselves in terms of ability, appearance, intelligence and so on. If a person continuously feels down or criticizes themselves, has feelings of depression or can’t seem to get motivated, then they are likely suffering from low self-esteem issues. Signs of low self-esteem can include;
- Feeling hopeless, depressed or bored with themselves and life
- Having no motivation or excitement for the future
- Thinking negatively about themselves, others or situations
Low self-esteem can be caused by a number of different factors and unless the root cause is dealt with, can have implications on the sufferer for the rest of their life. Some of the reasons for low self-esteem stem from;
- Family, upbringing and early years
- Past experiences or events
- Part of a natural personality
The good news is, once you realise you have self-esteem issues there are changes that you can make to help, such as; staying healthy and exercising, reducing stress and taking part in creative activities like dancing, painting or music. Sometimes keeping a diary can help to make sense of your feelings
Hypnotherapy is also a very effective treatment for anyone suffering from low self-esteem and enables the individual to identify, explore and eliminate the deep rooted causes buried within their unconscious mind. Overcoming low self-esteem will also improve the way you live your life and automatically help your confidence.