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Poor Self-Esteem And Low Confidence and How to Fix It

While it's perfectly normal for you to be somewhat preoccupied with yourself, being overly concerned about your flaws can be a sign of low self-esteem. People with low self-esteem, or people who are lacking in self-confidence, will usually exhibit certain verbal and non-verbal behavior that point to their insecurity. This can subsequently impact virtually every aspect of their life, including their work performance and relationships.

At Cadabam’s Hospitals,  we offer a holistic solution that’s designed to help individuals address their poor self-esteem and low confidence. Our multispeciality team, including our counselors work along with other mental health specialists to assist people to resolve their issues and achieve lasting outcomes. If you or your loved ones are struggling with poor self-esteem and low confidence, please visit Cadabam’s Hospitals. Give us a call at +91 97414 76476.

What is self-esteem?

Self-esteem or self-confidence can be defined as a person’s sense of worth. Self-esteem is the level of appreciation and confidence you have in yourself. It’s about how you feel about yourself. This includes a variety of beliefs about yourself like appearance, values, emotions, and behaviors.

How can low self-esteem affect your psychological health?

The various phases of low self-esteem can harm your mental health and lead to disastrous habits like excessive alcohol consumption and smoking, and if it’s not treated it can be the root cause of issues like depression and anxiety. If you suffer from low self-esteem, you will hide from social situations, avoid stepping out of your comfort zone and stop yourself from trying new things.

At Cadabam’s Hospitals, we provide an efficient way of molding your self-esteem and help you start questioning your misplaced beliefs, understand the extent of your knowledge, scope out your talents, and be aware of your daily routine. Healthy self-esteem can handle these inquiries. You will discover how to be tough on yourself without bringing in any negative thoughts or being insecure.

Effects of Low self-esteem:

Low confidence or low self-esteem can have devastating effects on a person’s well-being:

  • This leads to stress, anxiety episodes, loneliness, and depression
  • Can create a strain on personal relationships
  • It hurts work performances and academic skills as well
  • It also leads to alcohol and drug abuse

The negative effects that are caused by low self-esteem tend to solidify negative thought patterns and can cause a downward spiral; if these actions are not looked into, they can lead to a self-destructive pattern as well.

Need for therapy and counseling services

Therapy is essential for treating low self-esteem because it helps you focus on your self worth and heals you from the inside. Experiencing low confidence, constantly, can be quite draining. The counseling services provided at Cadabam’s Hospitals will help you identify the root cause of your low confidence and self-esteem issues. We also help you monitor your negative beliefs and assist you to identify the triggers so that you know how to respond to them. This will allow you to take constructive action.

Signs Of Low Self-Esteem

There are signs of low self-esteem that you can look for in other people and yourself:

  • Low expectations about life 
  • Trouble in making a judgment
  • Trouble putting your own needs first
  • Reluctance to challenges
  • Constantly worrying 
  • Being excessively hard on yourself
  • Pessimism
  • Trouble accepting compliments
  • Anxiety attacks
  • Social withdrawal 
  • Lack of self-confidence
  • Bouts of depression
  • Sudden and inexplicable bouts of sorrow.

Causes: What Leads to Low Self-Esteem?

Environmental factors:

Low self-esteem may come from parents if they have low self-esteem or are too hard on you. To that, if you’re surrounded by people who have low-self esteem, like your friends and relatives, you’re conditioned accordingly; you adopt the same beliefs and thought patterns.

Psychological factors:

Low self-esteem often comes from not analyzing your beliefs; it comes from not doing critical and objective thinking. What you'll discover with your critical thinking is that you have beliefs or attitudes that are delusional; they are blocking you from having high self-esteem.

A reason that many people don't engage in critical thinking about themselves is that they are afraid of what they will find. They are afraid that they won't like themselves if they look at themselves closely. This fear is a huge obstacle to having a healthy self-esteem. If that sounds like you, you'll want to lose that fear. Other psychological factors include anxiety disorder, depression, paranoia, and more.

Tips to increase self-esteem

There are many ways to boost your self-esteem:

  • Recognizing your negative thought patterns and challenging them
  • Identifying your positive traits
  • Building loving and healthy relationships
  • Avoid a toxic environment
  • Giving yourself a break
  • Becoming assertive and learning to say no
  • Working on your physical health
  • Learning to step out of your comfort zone
  • Forgiving yourself and learning that failure does not define your self-worth

Counseling for Low Self-Esteem: Is it effective?   

Expert counseling and psychotherapy can help people learn how to overcome low opinions of themselves and live a more fulfilling life. Therapy and counseling for low self-esteem can help people to change unhelpful beliefs about themselves, and translate their passive, self-limiting behavior into something positive and upbeat.

When working with low self-esteem, counselors assist people to develop balanced and encouraging beliefs about themselves and their lives. A therapist for self-esteem issues can gently encourage you to try out new and different ways of doing things. It can be quite helpful to learn life-skills like assertiveness and non-verbal communication. These skills enable people to express themselves constructively. 

Effective counseling can encourage people to try out new beliefs and skills, with small steps at first, and then in bigger ways that influence significant areas of their lives. 

Experienced counselors can 'tune-in' to the unique factors that will help each person find the most effective (and safest) ways of overcoming their low confidence levels. This can free people to be more able to build lives that reflect a truer picture of themselves, their talents, and their desires. 

Why Cadabam’s?

At Cadabam’s Hospitals, we provide low self-esteem treatments, which are executed by our multispecialty team that boasts over three decades of experience. We also offer inpatient and outpatient services that follow an evidence-based treatment approach.

We deliver every individual the best solution, as well as a personalized experience. For more information about how to overcome low self-esteem, please do connect with our counselors and mental health professionals. Contact us @+91 97414 76476 or visit Cadabam’s Hospitals.

FAQs About Low Self-Esteem and Confidence

How is low self-esteem diagnosed?

People who struggle with anxiety usually find themselves struggling with self-esteem issues. They will go through a consistent stream of negative thoughts, which includes doubting themselves and believing that they are worthless. If these symptoms are not diagnosed in time, then the long-term implications can be quite harmful.

Where does low self-esteem stem from?

An unhappy childhood is one of the root causes that lead to low self-confidence. This occurs when the parents, or any other authority figure in a child’s life, were extremely critical and negative. Poor academic performance or peer bullying can also be the causes of low self-esteem.

Can ADHD cause low self-esteem?

If a child is suffering from ADHD and they are constantly criticized and punished for having this learning disability, then they can develop low confidence and poor self-esteem. They start believing that everything is their fault, and they will never be smart enough; which is not true.

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