Low Self Esteem Signs

Low self esteem signs can be indicators of more serious conditions. Everyone feels the “blues” from time to time, but these should be fleeting and at irregular intervals.

Low Self Esteem Signs

Regular “blues” that become part of your “normal” life, could be signs of other conditions that you should investigate. Before I continue, I want you to know that I have your best interest at heart. For this reason I want to emphasize that I am not a medical practitioner or psychologist and have no affiliation to any medical or allied profession.

Therefore I can only offer you information from a layman’s perspective which encourages you to become aware of some of the physical signs within yourselves or others that may require professional medical advice, guidance or treatment. Low self esteem signs such as tiredness all the time, headaches, difficulty sleeping, stomach upsets and generally feeling sick and rundown, can be signs that what was once a low self-esteem issue that could be shrugged off as "that's just the way I am" is now something larger impacting on your quality of life.

Speaking to the guys (pardon ladies), we are generally the worst offenders. As our ego frequently blocks us. This ego "roadblock" frequently stems from our belief or upbringing where boys and men are supposed to be "ten foot tall and bullet-proof." Guys, this is an irrational and unrealistic expectation and holding this belief can quickly do us more harm than good. The danger is some of us leave it too late. Low self esteem signs, like pain, are a warning that something needs adjusting. Just like a car engine we need a tune up now and then or we run rough and without maintenance finally stop. Check out the links at the bottom of the page for more information. It won't cost you anything, so look!

Don't think you're getting off scot-free ladies, I realise us guys cause you a lot of grief also. However by strengthening your self-confidence and accepting yourself just the way you are things may become a little easier. You know what I'm talking about, the constant unachievable goal of the perfect weight, dress size, figure, etc etc etc. Forget about what glossy magazines and airbrushed images want you to be. Be yourself! Low self esteem signs can also be reflected in changes to your behaviour. Behavioural changes that you need to be aware of (listen in guys, this is for you to!) include: inability to concentrate, indecisiveness, difficulty with memory, withdrawal from colleagues and increased consumption of caffeine, alcohol or sedatives. These are only some examples of how warning signs can manifest themselves and are by no means definitive.

Bottom line-if you feel crook and out of sorts, avoid social gatherings that you previously enjoyed and always seem to see the "glass half empty" when previously you saw it half full, it is time to do something about it. For if you don't look after yourself, who will?

Check out these links (I won't tell anyone!) you may find something useful, if not for yourself, then perhaps for someone you work with or care for. I did once and changed a life, but that's another story……

And remember what Eleanor Roosevelt once said "no one can make you feel inferior without your permission". I suggest that this is one permission note you should never grant.

Be great, always!
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