There are times when we feel downcast and less appreciative of ourselves. We start showing signs that prove that we are dropping low in self-esteem.
You are never sure of the facts that you say and start asking yourself.
Though it’s completely normal to be skeptical sometimes, that we don’t commit mistakes, but that’s not for every time. You constantly try to cast yourself, like someone else wants you to be.
Knowing our self-worth is so important to our lives that it even controls the well-being of an individual. We don’t give attention to these issues but trust me if you are dealing with such a problem, you should promptly do something.
Having self-esteem doesn’t mean that you have to be selfish and self-centered. It’s about having faith in yourself and knowing what you say is true. Do not hopelessly always listen to what others say about you. It’s your life and no matter what, you have to rely on yourself.
Your worth is the most precious thing that you possess, and being reluctant to it, will only add up in your suffering.
But before anything, you need to know the signs that will prove your lack of low sense of self-worth and where you might be going wrong.
Signs that explain you have a low sense of self-worth:
1. You don’t trust your capabilities:
If you are never self-satisfied and lament over things you do, you don’t trust your real worth. You don’t even understand why you do, what you do. Negative thoughts always float in your mind. You think you can do nothing perfectly as others can. Fear takes over you when you have to decide something of bulk. You think that you’ll fail others.
Our suggestion: Stay away from negative minded people. Admire yourself and your capabilities. You are just perfect. Stop bothering. Everything is fine.
2. You compare yourselves to others:
This is one of the key factors to look for a lack of self-worth. This may look quite natural to keep on comparing your things or thoughts to others. We do that when we are unsure of our quality and true value.
Even, you feel bothered and envious of anyone superior to you, because according to you, that is lessening your worth in others.
Our suggestion: Be confident of yourself and do not doubt your integrity while comparing. Comparing is good, but only when it comes to knowledge.
3. You make constant efforts to please others:
To people, you are the social pleaser. Without bothering about your wishes and demands, you keep on making efforts to promote others. It might be because you don’t admire yourself and acknowledge others’ demands above yours. Thus you start thinking of yourself as inferior to others.
Our suggestion: Try keeping yourself above others. If you don’t think about yourself, no one, I repeat, no one will do it for you.
4. You are afraid of giving your opinion in groups:
This happens to many people. Some don’t speak in public because they are least bothered, but for some, they aren’t sure about their opinion. That they might be wrong and would make a fool of themselves in the public. So they prefer being shut up.
Our suggestion: Stop over-thinking and focus on your instinct. You may be right about your opinion. Just speak it out.
5. You need outside consent to feel good about yourself:
When people say you look good, only you believe it. When people say your choice is perfect, only then you feel confident about yourself. I just don’t get it, why?
If you can make the right decisions on your own, why can’t you feel good about it on your own? Why do you need someone else’s approval to make you believe that?
Feeling good and happy about oneself is not a one-day thing. It needs time and dedication.
Our suggestion: Have faith in yourself. You are good enough.
6. You allow others to treat yourself badly:
You find yourself saying ‘sorry’ to people, who should have apologized instead. If you show others the way to disrespect and dishonor you, they will do that. It’s you, who’s giving yourself ample chances to get maltreated by others. You are being faulty at assessing your values and underestimating your worth. Thus you get bad behaviors and treatments from others.
Our suggestion: Do not underestimate yourself. You deserve to be fairly treated. People won’t change their perspective about you overnight. It’s you, who needs to make the effort.
7. You start accepting that you don’t deserve much:
It’s told to be happy with what we have. That’s okay, but when you stop dreaming high and standing up for yourself, your self-esteem and worth start to fade away. I know it’s sometimes hard to imagine big things but this is also a part of our life.
If you don’t visualize things, how will they come true?
Our suggestion: If you set your limits before you learn to fly, you’ll never be successful.
Do not be happy with anything less than you deserve. When you start doing that, people will take advantage.
8. You don’t feel like yourself anymore:
Some incidents change our outlook. You might be passing through one of those. If it is true, try to bring yourself up from such a situation. When we don’t feel good, we don’t act the same way we used to under similar circumstances.
Our suggestion: Adopt ways to improve your well-being. Help your mental health. Try to fight back and cope up with the stresses at work and home.
9. You don’t take care of yourself anymore:
As I said before when our mind isn’t okay, how will our body be? If you are suffering from an inferiority complex then your mind couldn’t think of anything but only how to make yourself acceptable.
Your mood depends on others’ stance towards you. You find yourself alienated in social places and are afraid to speak for fear of getting wrong and bullied.
Our suggestion: Start eating healthy and maintain a good lifestyle. Exercise and meditate every day. It would help you to ease down panic and anxiety and also help you to feel better and have good vibes about yourself.
Start loving yourself. Practice the art of self-love and focus on your dreams and aspirations.
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