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Beware Of These Self Esteem Killers And How To Deal With Them

Low self-esteem and a feeling of low self-worth can damage an otherwise healthy life. It causes a huge decline in quality of life as it can limit us in ways that we don’t even realize.

We all have a lot of potential and can only realize it when we love ourselves and can see things clearly. If left unchecked, it can even lead to depression. Low self-esteem doesn’t have to define us and hold us back, however.

In this article, I will go over some of the things that kill our self-esteem and what we can do about it to turn it around.

Performance anxiety

There are many ways this can manifest itself from public speaking to teeing a golf ball while everybody is watching. What I specifically mean is erectile dysfunction.

While it happens to every guy, it can take a toll on one’s self esteem. And then it multiplies. Anxiety sets in if it happens again and then it becomes a problem.

When this happens, it pays to figure it out and nip it in the bud before it leads to a mental health crisis. If you already have a therapist then bring it up as soon as it feels like it is hurting your self esteem. They may prescribe an erectile dysfunction medication like Viagra. If you decide to get some online, make sure you get the real thing as explained here.

Comparing yourself to others

When we try to measure our self worth by comparing ourselves to other people, it is a recipe for low self esteem. Usually, the people we compare ourselves to are successful, good looking or fill in the blank here where we feel we don’t measure up.

And with social media showing only the positive aspects of people’s lives, it becomes even easier to sink into despair that our lives are not as good as our friends.

Instead, turn off your social media and stop obsessing about other people’s lives. Look at the positive aspects of your life and double down on those things. Find the areas in your life that don’t make you happy and start doing other things that do. Pretty soon, you could have a social media wall that makes others jealous. Not that you should, though.

Just live on your own terms.

Overthinking

There’s nothing wrong with turning a problem over in your mid to try to figure it out. It becomes a problem when it becomes an endless loop with nothing getting resolved.

Small problems become large ones and then anxiety sets in. You may start feeling low self esteem because you are not great at solving problems. Or you understand that you are creating problems that were not there before. Try meditating to overcome the need to ruminate and slow your mental gears down. Yoga is also a great way to decompress and learn how to focus by clearing your mind.