Overcoming low self esteem pdf you have low self-esteem, it affects every area of your life. It detracts from your enjoyment and happiness. Overcoming low self-esteem can be accomplished if a person is willing to work at it. It doesn’t happen overnight, and it takes a lot of work and patience, but the payoff is well worth the effort.
Recognize that many people suffer from low self-esteem. Identify the thoughts, feelings, physical symptoms, and behaviors associated with low self-esteem. Many people mistake these thoughts, behaviors, and feelings with personality characteristics. However, negative thoughts are not the same as actual characteristics.
Recognizing the symptoms will help you know what thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to target for improvement. Listen to your inner monologue. When many of the following thoughts occur, it’s like you’re hearing a voice inside your head.
These thoughts are often automatic, almost like a reflex. I hope they don’t think I’m a jerk. I think I have to be perfect when I perform at my job. My boss doesn’t like my report.