Low self-esteem can negatively affect every aspect of your life, including your relationship and job, and lead to mental health problems. But you have the right to feel good about who you are. In this section, you’ll find information about different low-self-esteem symptoms and tips to overcome them.

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Signs of Healthy and Low Self-Esteem

Reading Time: 12 minutes Self-esteem is important for everyone because it influences all our choices and decisions and affects every aspect of our lives, including our behavior and how we value ourselves. Low self-esteem can be a problem for a number of reasons. It causes lack of confidence and can leave you feeling defeated or depressed. People with low self-esteem often make bad choices that prevent them from living…

June 27, 2022

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Why Do I Feel Guilty for No Reason?

Reading Time: 7 minutes Although guilt is hardly a pleasant feeling, it can be quite helpful. Without feeling guilt, we wouldn’t be able to realize what we’ve done wrong. Guilt stops us from turning into narcissists who only care about themselves and enables us to put our empathy to use, understanding what we should or shouldn’t do to others. Your inner critic allows you to consider your actions from…

May 8, 2022

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Know Thyself: What Is Self-Awareness, and How Can You Improve It?

Reading Time: 9 minutes Do we really know everything about ourselves? Far from it! Let’s say Bob’s a perfectionist who tries to do everything just right but can’t recognize that this is a self-sabotaging behavior, and it makes them be too hard on themselves. Jane often tells others that she’s fine, but at a particular moment, she can’t fully understand what she’s really feeling and what makes her feel…

February 15, 2022

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Why and How to Sync Your Online Persona with Your True Self

Reading Time: 9 minutes We are all unique and have multiple identities: occupation, religion, sexual orientation, age, race, gender, values, likes and dislikes, and so on. For example, you can identify yourself as a woman, a partner in a same-sex couple, a daughter, a blood donor, a booklover, Tom’s best friend, and a person who likes coffee and values honesty. And there’s nothing wrong with selectively revealing your identities…

December 10, 2021

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Is the ‘Midlife Crisis’ a Real Thing? Stereotypes Debunked

Reading Time: 5 minutes You’ve probably heard the term “midlife crisis” used many times before, or you may even be wondering if you’re currently going through one. That’s because it’s common for society to label any period of difficulty or change that a middle-aged person goes through as a “midlife crisis.” However, despite its widespread use, most experts believe that a midlife crisis is more likely to be a…

November 30, 2021

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Women and Low Self-Esteem: What’s the Connection?

Reading Time: 5 minutes Self-esteem is the opinion that you hold of yourself. If you have low self-esteem, it means that you may hold a negative view of your abilities, character, or appearance.  Sadly, women are more likely to be affected by low self-esteem than men. This is especially true in Western cultures where the gender gap is significantly greater. In this article we will look at why women…

September 22, 2021

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How to Overcome Body Shaming

Reading Time: 9 minutes This summer, in Times Square–the epicenter of one of the most diverse cities on earth, a giant billboard is up featuring two women of different sizes–the larger woman with her head in her hands looking miserable and the thinner woman with a big smile looking very happy. The text across the billboard says, “Feeling fat and lazy?” Body shaming is real and there’s no escape…

September 16, 2021

How to Stop Self-Deprecating Self-Esteem

What is Self-Deprecation?

Reading Time: 7 minutes Most people would rather be thought of as down-to-earth and funny rather than egotistical or narcissistic. People who are able to use humor to make fun of themselves or recognize their flaws tend to be self-aware, appealing, and approachable. Yet, there’s a fine line between humility and over-the-top self-deprecation. Self-deprecating phrases like “it was nothing” and “I’m such an idiot” are so common we often…

September 9, 2021

What Is Imposter Syndrome and How to Deal with It Self-Esteem

How to Cure Imposter Syndrome with Self-Compassion

Reading Time: 5 minutes Maybe you missed a deadline, yelled at your child, botched a presentation, or did poorly on an assignment. We all feel like we don’t belong from time to time. And when you’re not sure of yourself, it’s easy to lose your sense of self-compassion and feel like a fraud. Everyone else is handling it, why can’t I? How long until people find out that I…

August 2, 2021

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How to Practice Self-Compassion: Cut Yourself Some Slack, You Deserve It

Reading Time: 5 minutes You’re your worst critic. No one can make you feel worse than that voice in your head that criticizes you for every wrong thing you do. While it is good to recognize mistakes to correct them, constant criticism can wear you out. For you to cope during times of stress and suffering, it is essential to practice self-compassion. Read on to learn what this practice…

April 28, 2021