Why Self-Esteem Is Important
October 31, 2018
The way you view yourself has a ripple effect on the other areas of your life which in turn reflects that struggle back not just to yourself but to others around you.
For example, when you struggle with low self-esteem you may feel unsuccessful in relationships, work, and life in general. You may feel depressed, anxious, overwhelmed or underwhelmed. You’ve had one bad relationship after another, you’re constantly comparing yourself to others in everything or you keep getting passed up for promotions at work. You stop caring for yourself and think you deserve all of this because you believe that you never measure up, you aren’t good enough so why would anybody want to be in a relationship with you or why should you move ahead in your career and life.
You have the exact life you think you deserve because you get stuck believing these limiting beliefs are true until you decide they aren’t and you change the story you tell yourself.
When you have high self-esteem the other areas of your life align with those views of self-love, self-confidence, and self-acceptance. Everything feels as if it clicks. Your relationships are meaningful, encouraging and supportive. You excel at work and maybe get promoted. You are self-aware and know when something is not healthy for you, you can break ties like with a toxic relationship or behavior. You are confident and you glow which attracts people and opportunities. You feel better about yourself, your capabilities and take care of yourself and are willing to invest in yourself and your desires. You believe you are enough and you are worthy.
There may be times when a limiting belief, fear or self-doubt comes up for you but you don’t judge yourself.
You notice what comes up for you, what you may be struggling with, and you’re patient and gentle with yourself. You choose to tell yourself a new story and you make time for the self-work to process and move forward.