How to overcome low self-esteem

Overcoming low self esteem is so relevant in this age of perfect social media posts, selfies and constant access to each others’ social profiles. It is also very relevant when living with illness or disability or any major life change that robs you of self esteem……have a read of this post on QuipNip blog.


How to overcome low self-esteem


The way we see ourselves, judge ourselves determines our self-esteem. People with good self-esteem are happier compared to people with a poor self-esteem. What exactly sets these two types of people apart? Is it their successful lives or achievements that give them a positive self-image? But then aren’t these things by-products of a healthy self-esteem?

You might think, “I could have a successful career, too, had I little confidence in myself” or “I could grab that opportunity too had I seen myself worthy enough” but you think that you “suck”. The truth is everybody sucks, but they are still doing fine!

“Why?”, you would ask. The answer is, they accept themselves as who they are, embracing their strengths and accepting their weaknesses- that’s where the difference lies.

Having a good self-esteem is not an easy task, but it’s not impossible, either. The first step to…

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7 thoughts on “How to overcome low self-esteem

  1. outoftheboxnw

    Great post Clair. As I get ready to launch a new business that will have me standing in front of strangers telling them things I hope they want to know, I feel a sense of unease. I know my stuff – that’s for sure – but my self confidence (AKA esteem) is not quite so strong. But I figure, just doing it.

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    1. It really is that analogy of being the new girl at school again isn’t it?! I am absolutely certain that you know your stuff…..and as you ease into it the speaking will become automatic. My eldest always says he doesn’t know how to speak to people, yet when he is discussing electronics or engineering or computing (his degree subject – just going into 4th year of Masters course) he is on a different level. Good luck and let me know how it goes x


  2. The way we see ourselves…or as I once heard: the reputation we have with ourselves is so important for mental health. For overall health actually. I want to thank you for a very good post.

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