Self-Esteem

Your self-esteem can affect every aspect of your life, including your:

  • sense of self

  • relationships and social life

  • job or career

  • diet, exercise and sleep routines

  • physical and emotional self-care

  • spiritual health

  • worldview and outlook on life

  • ability to receive love and caring

  • belief in your own abilities

If you have low self-esteem, you may have difficulty being assertive and setting healthy boundaries.  You may be a “people-pleaser” or a perfectionist.  You may have difficulty accepting yourself and have trouble with self-care.  You may feel inferior, be afraid of failure or be emotionally triggered by receiving feedback from others.  Low self-esteem can also contribute to some people staying in abusive or unhealthy relationships.

 

If you have inflated self-esteem, you may be perceived by others to be arrogant or self-entitled.  You may be too competitive or feel like you are better than others.  You may have difficulty admitting your own shortcomings and may blame others or have trouble taking responsibility for your own mistakes.  You may feel like others are never good enough for you or feel unable to believe or trust others.

Ironically, low self-esteem and inflated self-esteem both develop from the same place – deeply held negative beliefs about yourself.  We all have negative beliefs about ourselves, rooted in our past experiences, and they affect us to a greater or lesser degree.  I can help you identify the negative beliefs that are problematic for you and shift them into more positive, helpful beliefs to improve your overall self-esteem.