4 Ways Self-Esteem Can Impact Your Health and Your Life
Updated: Jun 26, 2021
Most of the time, when people decide it's time for a change in their life, they often focus on the outside. They change their hair, work out, move, change jobs, leave old or start new relationships. Nothing is wrong with these things, but it is often more important to start your changes from the inside to make a true and lasting change.
I believe there are a few areas in your life that impact your life. However, the one area that can make a profound difference in your life if you focus your attention there: your self-esteem. However, the inner you are most important. Your self-esteem, that's right! Your self-esteem affects many areas of your life. I have listed four different areas in my life, and friend's lives were affected negatively due to low self-esteem. Read below to learn how low self-esteem can impact your life and how you can take steps to change it.
Making decisions can be incredibly difficult for anyone, but those with low self-esteem often struggle even more. Low self-esteem causes one to doubt themselves constantly, making it impossible to make any choice at all.
It can also cause a person to make a wrong decision simply because they do not believe they are worth more or can take care of something. For example, someone with low self-esteem may turn down a great job offer if they think they cannot measure up. On the other hand, some people stay in a bad relationship because they believe that's all their worth.
Sometimes, we allow friends and family to treat us poorly. When you don't think highly of yourself and don't understand yourself - worth, your self-esteem is low, and people will take advantage of you.
A lack of self-esteem leads to a significant lack of motivation. For example, a person may want to work out and get in shape, but low self-esteem might have them think: "What's the point? I'll never be as thin as those other girls," or "There's no way I'll stick with it." Such self-destructive thoughts can kill all motivation, no matter how badly that person wants to reach a goal.
Secondly, negative thinking can lead to "stinking thinking," Where you start having thoughts that do not serve your greater good or interfere with goals you set for yourself. Once your thoughts are continually negative, it will require some Mind shifting. Again, a life coach or Counselors can help you with Mind Shifting tools.
You can become emotionally unstable.
Your angry often and feel like your entitled. People own you something.
You struggle with being on time. You often late everywhere you go.
You're dramatic. You emotionally overreact to situations.
You have a problem display appropriate empathy toward people.
Your always right and NEVER wrong and, if you were, you'd never admit it.
You can't take any criticism or answer no. You see no as rejection. It causes you to be fearful of any conversation that's correction is needed.
You run from your problem never, willing to deal with them appropriately.
You avoid seeking medical help when needed, even when you know you have a medical condition.
There's only one point of view, and that's yours—narrow-minded thinker.
This just a few signs. If you find yourself struggling with more than 3 of these signs, fill out the contact form below, and I will provide you with more information.
Low self-esteem is often the catalyst for many types of unhealthy and unhappy relationships. It can cause the following:
A struggle to believe that someone cares about you.
The inability to set healthy boundaries.
A lack of confidence prevents you from standing up for yourself.
Sabotaging thoughts, such as that your partner is not faithful even if they have given you no reason to believe otherwise.
You are always putting other people's needs before your own, leaving you feeling unfulfilled.
An inability to accept positive feedback from spouses, family members, friends, and coworkers.
We must build our self-esteem to live the lives we've created to live. Healthy self-esteem can change everything about you from the inside out. How exactly do we do that, though?
It may not come easy but, start with understanding your self-worth in the eyes of God. You are His own, His precious child who He loves unconditionally. Fill yourself with His knowledge and love, and you will soon find you are worth more than you imagined.
Secondly, seek professional help. There is nothing wrong with getting help to jump-start your journey to becoming healthy. If you need more answers, please feel free to fill out the contact form below. I provide you with more resources to get the help you need.
We are stronger to work together than we are apart!