by Amy Twain
I’m sure you’ve felt bad about yourself and held yourself in low self-esteem from time to time.
These feelings of low self-esteem are often caused by poor treatment by other people, and are spurred on by your own continuing judging of yourself.
It happens to a lot of us some of the time – at times when we’re feeling “triggered” or something specific happens in our lives.
That’s usually how it normally goes.
However, some people suffer low self-esteem constantly, and if this is you – that’s what I want to talk about here.
This is usually true if you experience depression or other similar problems.
Typically you will go through life feeling bad about yourself, even when it isn’t “necessary” – when nothing specific has happened in your life to trigger it.
You wind up not enjoying life, not do the things you want to do, or not being able to work towards your goals.
In short, you are incapacitated from doing anything.
At The Same Time, Low Self-Esteem Is A Symptom Of Depression, Which In Turn Is A Symptom Of Something Else.
Depending on who you ask, low-self esteem is caused by depression or depression is caused by low self-esteem.
Regardless of which train of thought you subscribe to, it can’t bee denied that low self-esteem is related to depression.
It also can’t be denied that this affects a huge number of individuals.
However, you can do things that will not only build up your self-esteem, but at the same time get rid of your depression.
Let Me Show These Simple Things You Can Do Right Away So You Can Boost Your Self-Esteem And Get A Head’s Up Against Depression.
The good thing is, you can do these things everyday.
1) Focus on yourself.
That is to say, pay attention to what you want and need. By that I mean, listen to what your body is saying.
If you feel it wants you to take a long walk, do so.
If you feel you need someone to talk to seek out a friend and hang-out.
This also means to need to take care of yourself. Eat healthy, exercise, do physical activities.
Take the time to enjoy things that you want to do.
Start or finish a project that you’ve been holding off doing.
Spend for yourself – buy clothes or even a complete wardrobe.
Just don’t overdo it of course or you may wind up doing more harm than good.
Basically, make it a point to treat yourself well everyday.
2) Be positive about yourself.
Get rid of all those negative thoughts and bombard yourself with positive reinforcements.
By that I mean give yourself affirmations.
Repeat these positive words over and over in your mind, or say it out loud to yourself.
If you want write it down for you to read or to hang in your home where you can easily see it.
This will take time and patience.
But slowly but surely you’ll notice that after a while all your negativity will be transformed into positive energy.
3) Party it up socially.
Remember that famous line: “no man is an island, entire of itself…”
Just as it says, you can’t do it all just by yourself.
We are social creatures.
We long for companions to interact with.
Seek out your friends.
Refresh your contact with the rest of the human race.
Friends and families are the best medicines out there – for any and all kinds of ailment.
And do they work wonders, especially if you’re feeling down.
As You Build Your Self-Esteem – You’ll Feel Better And You’ll See That You’re Enjoying Life More Than You Did Before
In fact you’ll even see that you’re doing more of the things you have always wanted to do.
Your happiness gives you your positive self-esteem.
This in turn gives you your health.
Depression and loneliness cannot enter your mind if you have the high walls of your positive self-esteem standing guard.
To a more fabulous you, Amy Twain
From the Editors: The author of this article, Amy Twain, is a Self Improvement Coach who has been successfully coaching and guiding clients for many years. Learn about essential motivation techniques for your success and to lift your self-esteem ->>