I struggled with low self esteem for twenty two years of my life.
According to NHS.UK, self-esteem is the opinion we have of ourselves. When we have healthy self-esteem, we tend to feel positive about ourselves and about life in general. It makes us able to deal with life’s ups and downs better. When our self-esteem is low, we tend to see ourselves and our life in a more negative and critical light. We also feel less able to take on the challenges life throws at us.
Low self-esteem often begins in childhood. Teachers, friends, siblings, parents, and even the media give us lots of messages – both positive and negative. But for some reason, the negative messages are the ones that stick.
You may have found it difficult to live up to other people’s expectations of you, or to your own expectations of yourself. Stress and difficult life events, such as serious illness or a bereavement might have had a negative effect on your self-esteem. Personality can also play a part. Some of us are simply more prone to negative thinking, while others set impossibly high standards for themselves.
I let a lot of opportunities pass me by because I didn’t believe in myself. But, I will no sooner let that happen to me than I would let it happen to you.
This blog was created mainly for the purpose of redefining your view of yourself. I want to teach you to love yourself and all your imperfections.
Makeup can only work on the outside. I also want to help you work on the inside.
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