Do you find it difficult to quiet your inner critic? Do you find yourself second-guessing everything you do? If you are like most people, you know your inner critic all too well. It judges you, doubts you, and constantly tells you’re just not good enough.
Self-esteem is the degree to which we feel confident, valuable, and worthy of respect. People with low self-esteem are likely to have a lower opinion of themselves and often feel inferior to others. They engage in constant comparison to others. Some people with low self-esteem continue to feel bad about themselves despite what they achieve in life. They may even feel undeserving of their accomplishments.
Signs you may suffer from low self-esteem:
- You are dissatisfied or unhappy with everything you do
- You set exceeding high expectations and standards for yourself
- You feel unattractive or not fit/thin/skinny enough
- You are easily upset by others criticism or disapprovals
- You avoid activities or situation where you might fail
Self-criticism can quickly deprive you of your joy. By thinking more positively about yourself you can develop self-worth and learn to love yourself fully. Self-esteem is central to who we are and central to the process of counseling. Let’s break this negative cycle and help you get rid of the inner critic.