Our expert says:
Our thoughts about ourselves is something that is rooted in the way we were raised and the relationships we have had through a lifetime. This leads to our inner experiences, behaviors and how we relate to the world.
Chronic low-self esteem is not something that can be dealt with, without several sessions with a therapist as it is very deeply rooted and difficult to overcome without expert guidance.
However, until you find your way clear to getting help I would like you to write down and contemplate the following: 3 things that you enjoy doing. 3 things that you know you are good at. 3 things you would like to succeed at - even if you don't think you can. And 3 reasons why you are a likable, valuable person. I would like you to read through these items at least once a day. Added to which one thing you can be grateful for every day.
Then do one thing every day to help someone else feel valued. This can be as simple as a smile or a small compliment. You will be amazed at what it does for your own sense of self.
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