No one deserves to feel like they're worth less than others. Unfortunately, negative experiences in life can lead to having feelings of low self-esteem. If you're struggling with low self-esteem, realize that you deserve to get help and to feel good about yourself. Contact the online therapists at 7 Cups and let us help you with strategies to help build your self-esteem.
Causes of Low Self-Esteem
Low self-esteem usually develops through negative life experience. Verbal abuse at any stage of life or rejection in relationships or careers can lead to a lowered sense of self-esteem. These experiences can cause the individual to have a very negative perception of themselves and make them feel like they're less than other people. They will harshly criticize and judge themselves and generally not feel good about themselves. These negative feelings can increase the risk of developing depression, anxiety, and even thoughts of suicide.
Your level of self-esteem can impact your mental health as well as your physical wellbeing. It can trigger feelings of shame and guilt along with depression and anxiety. The lower someone's self-esteem is, the less likely they are to take care of themselves or seek the mental help they need and the higher the likelihood of repeating the patterns and becoming codependent. It can become a vicious cycle, but it's a cycle that can be broken.
The first step is realizing that you don't deserve to feel this way. You are an incredible, unique, human being that has great value on this earth. Through therapy, you can learn to deal with your negative thoughts, have compassion for yourself, and learn to love the amazing person that you are.
If you're dealing with low self-esteem, the online therapists at 7 Cups can help. Please don't hesitate to contact us. You deserve to feel happy and to realize that you're a valuable person.
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