“When our emotional health is in a bad state, so is our level of self-esteem. We have to slow down and deal with what is troubling us, so that we can enjoy the simple joy of being happy and at peace with ourselves.”
– Jess C. Scott
This is a huge struggle for me, my self-esteem. And a couple of years ago, I remember not just having low self-esteem, but really none at all. As I reflect on it, as well as put in my 2020 goals to improve my self-esteem, I have realized the connection to my overall emotional health. When I wasn’t feeling emotionally health, I had little or no self-esteem. Now, with improved emotional health, it is better, but I still suffer.
Improving overall emotional health is just the start of the battle of overcoming self-esteem problems. And to be honest, I have not found a solution that has worked for me. I’ve taken many classes through various sources. I recite affirmations every morning focused on enhancing my self-esteem. I have various sayings and quotations on my computer, in my notebook, on my wall, etc. to keep thoughts of positivity regarding myself around me. In addition, I have read books, done 30 day challenges, and so much more.
But it is a struggle every day. And even when I feel like I make some progress, I have a set back and I regress and have to really encourage myself to press on. But, of course, as a person with this problem, it is hard to believe I will be do better, make it through something, etc. It is a viscous cycle.
I work at it every day. It isn’t easy, but a little is better than none. I’ve been there and will do anything to not go back to that level. So, I work every day.
If you suffer from low self-esteem, what do you do to overcome it? Share in the comments below.