Video Script on How to Design a Journey to Better Self-Esteem
Low self-esteem holds many people back. Its negative effects can impact various aspects of life. Some believe low self-esteem to be a thinking disorder that permeates every thought, makes you self-defeatist, and causes you to sabotage your own life. If you have self-esteem issues and a poor self-image, there is a good chance that you may be struggling at work or in your personal relationships. Perhaps you wish that you could pursue your life’s goals more confidently. Or maybe your self-esteem is so low that you grapple with misery every day.
We want you to know that you can build your self-esteem and turn your life around. What you see in yourself and feel about yourself is not necessarily how others view you. Understand that all of us are trying to be our ideal self and when we fail at it, it takes a toll on our ego and self-worth. Our self-esteem fluctuates from day to day, even hour to hour. It moves up or down based on the internal feedback we give ourselves. A lot of the push-back to our self-esteem is inflicted by no one else but us. That’s why we’re also the ones best poised to solve our own self-esteem problems.
That’s exactly what our ebook How to Design a Journey to Better Self-Esteem teaches you. Use the handy guide for practical suggestions on improving your self-esteem. When you apply it proactively to your life, you will start experiencing positive changes in your mind, attitude and behavior. You will start feeling optimistic and upbeat. Challenge a negative thought about yourself with a positive one. Transform your life for the better.
Read the book to…..
- Understand why low self-esteem develops and what affects it
- Learn how to deal with low self-esteem in a step-by-step way
- Get ready-made worksheets that you can use to recognize what’s affecting your self-confidence, jot down your emotions, and document your self-esteem improvement journey
The American Psychological Association says that self-esteem tends to be lowest among young adults, increases throughout adulthood, peaking at age 60, and then declines. On an average, women have lower self-esteem than men through most of their adulthood. 47 per cent of teen girls suffer from body image issues, which often causes depression, self-harm and self-reclusion. In adults, self-esteem is linked to better health, lower depression levels, less criminal behavior, and an overall greater success in life.
Our self-concept plays a major role in determining our behavior, performance, and interactions with others. In forming a view of ourselves, we reflect on our personal qualities and the impressions of how others perceive us. If we have a weak self-image, we treat others’ opinions of us as more important than our own. We start depending on the world around us to build and refine our self-image. Imagine that : allowing others’ opinions about you to control your life. It’s a disturbing thought, but it won’t take long to slip into this frame of mind if you don’t tackle low self-esteem head-on.
People with high self-esteem believe in themselves; know what they need or want from life; are goal-oriented and driven to succeed; comfortable with change; enjoy healthy relationships; take care of their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being, are not afraid to laugh at themselves; and often effective communicators. OK, so maybe you’re not ambitious, don’t like to socialize much, or care so much about spiritual health. But if you don’t have healthy self-esteem, you:
- Won’t be able to be yourself. You will always feel the need to adjust your views, behaviors and even values to meet others’ expectations.
- Will most likely feel anxious or upset when your views or opinions are challenged. People with high self-esteem accept challenges and present their arguments confidently without any fear of disapproval or inclination to concede.
- Will be afraid of uncertainty and struggle to be resilient to difficult phases in life.
- Will want to seek approval from everyone, instead of doing what you believe to be right. You will never understand that it is okay not be a people-pleaser.
The extent of low self-esteem can affect your life in different ways. If you detest yourself, sooner or later you may find yourself on a path of self-destruction from alcoholism, drug abuse or manic depression. Or you may not be completely confident about yourself, which may reflect in the way you deal with life’s problems, approach change, and form relationships. You may appear to be outwardly fortunate, but your inner life may be disastrous. In either situation, you must embark on a journey to improved self-esteem if you want to make the most of your talents and the opportunities that life offers you.
You may be wondering if you really have low self-esteem or it’s in your inherent nature to think or feel about yourself in a pessimistic way. There are specific symptoms associated with people suffering from low self-esteem. Here are some of them : emotional turmoil and anxiety, social withdrawal, self-neglect, having very little expectations from your life, hesitancy in taking on challenges, reluctance in trusting your own opinions, treating yourself badly not others, constantly worrying about what other people thing, and less social conformity.
Since it stems from an inward sense of disapproval and a lot of time is spent imagining that others think of you in an unflattering way, low self-esteem can affect average as well as super-successful people. Celebrities who have admitted to low self-esteem include Serena Williams, David Bowie, Mariah Carey, J.K. Rowling and Robin Williams. Hundreds and thousands of people battle it on a daily basis, and sadly, very few actually do something about it.
It doesn’t have to be this way. Let How to Design a Journey to Better Self-Esteem be your reliable companion in making the transition from low self-esteem to healthy self-esteem. Take mindful steps to enhanced self-esteem
This journey starts by preparing your mind for the changes you will be ushering into your life. Don’t expect someone else to do it for you. You can rely on loved ones for support, but going the full mile and managing different stages of the journey is entirely your responsibility. To make your mind strong and stay determined not to give up mid-way, you must first understand the factors responsible for your low self-esteem.
Are you living in a tragic or abusive past that’s weighing in on your present and can potentially impact your future? You need to find ways to accept your past, gain closure, and develop fresh perspectives. Is an illness or ailment responsible for low self-confidence? Or is a general lack of physical vitality bringing you down and affecting your morale? You must learn to cope, and start leading a healthy lifestyle to feel confident about yourself. Our ebook gives you useful pointers on how to stop living in the past and improve physical wellness.
Low self-esteem, unhappiness and dissatisfaction go hand in hand, one triggering off the other. One of the first steps you can take to address low self-esteem is to define what personal happiness means for you. For your core to feel fulfilled, you need be both physically and psychologically healthy. A number of factors affect your overall well-being. Common ones include the need to connect to others; the need to receive and give attention; the desire for a sense of control; the need for purpose, meaning and goals; the need for recognition and social status; the need for safety and security; and the need for stimulation and creativity.
How to Design a Journey to Better Self-Esteem helps you define personal happiness and leverage it to overcome self-doubt. Learn how to deal with pessimistic thoughts, where to find happiness, and what daily habits can put you in a state of happiness. Self-esteem and happiness nourish each other. When you start thinking negatively about yourself, you can divert your mind towards sources of happiness, and transition to an optimistic state of mind. By learning how to tune out of negativity, you can reprogram your mind to think positive thoughts and stay in your happy zone for most part of the day, week and month.
Environmental factors can contribute to low self-esteem. This includes the environment where you live and work. They can be transmitted to you via words or gestures, and typically come from people you interact with on a daily basis. Naturally, any verbal or non-verbal communication that makes you feel good, special and valuable will raise your self-esteem. Anything that makes you feel bad or rejected; creates self-doubt or a fear of failure, can lower your self-esteem.
Disapproving authority figures at your workplace who constantly and excessively criticize you, can deal a huge blow to your self-worth. A job that gives you little satisfaction and makes you feel like you’re wasting your talents, can also have a similar effect. In your social circles, your self-esteem can be harmed if there are one or more people who mock you or behave in a covertly-aggressive way.
How to Design a Journey to Better Self-Esteem offers insights on dealing with adverse influences in your work and social environment. The book also clues you in to ways in which you can self-manage your journey to healthy self-esteem.
Don’t let low self-esteem get in the way of your talents, aspirations and potential for success. Purchase the book today and start ringing in positive changes for a better tomorrow.