Our self-esteem is how we value and perceive ourselves.
If you have low self-esteem you may feel:
Having little self-belief can stop you from living the life you want to live. If you think your low self-esteem is impacting on your life, take a look at our tips on improving your self-esteem:
What affects our self-esteem differs for everyone.
Your confidence may have been lowered after a difficult experience or series of negative life event, such as:
Or you may have had low self-esteem for as long as you can remember. If this is the case, it can be hard to recognise how you feel and make changes to challenge your low self-belief.
My self esteem has almost disappeared.... I don't know how to interact with people anymore and find it hard to enjoy the things that I like.
But whatever the cause, it can be helpful to remind yourself that you have the right to feel good about who you are. It can be difficult to break habits but there are steps you can take to feel better about yourself, bit by bit.
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