Low Self Esteem – The Biggest Cause
Low Self Esteem
If you’re feeling lousy about yourself, you have no motivation to do anything and you feel that everything you try to do is doomed to failure then you’ve got what’s technically called low self esteem.
Unfortunately these days it’s very common and there is one particular thing about us that causes more feelings of low self esteem than anything else. It’s something that all of us in the US will be only too familiar with. And some physicians and social commentators have said that it’s now reaching epidemic proportions. Have you guessed it yet? Of course — it’s being overweight.
Being overweight really sucks and leads to low self esteem
If you are overweight you are far more likely to have low self esteem and lower self-confidence than people of a normal healthy weight. Now this isn’t a website about weight loss, it’s about low self esteem, so I’m not in a position to give you any advice on how to lose weight. Apart from healthy eating and more exercise that is, which to me, seems blindingly obvious. But, of course, I realise that many people, and you may well be one of them, struggle with their weight. And if you’re suffering from feelings of low self esteem as well then you may well be caught in a cycle of negative feedback. You know the sort of thing I mean– it’s when you say to yourself “I’m fat because I’m useless and I’m useless because I’m fat”. You may not put it in exactly those words but that’s the essence of your low self esteem thought process.
Now I’m not saying that you’re automatically going to have feelings of low self esteem just because you’re overweight. After all, there are plenty of examples of people who are, shall we say, ‘larger than average’ who have risen to the top of their profession and are very happy with their life. So being overweight and problems with low self esteem don’t necessarily go hand in hand. But it’s a fair bet that if you’re overweight, especially if you’re very overweight, then you won’t be feeling too good about yourself and low self esteem is quite likely.
Losing weight requires a lot of motivation and willpower. And that’s difficult when you have low self esteem. There are no shortcuts and you cannot eat just when you want and still lose weight as the many slimming clubs will have you believe. So it’s not going to be easy. But if you can start to lose weight then you will find that your low self esteem feelings about yourself will become vastly more positive, simply through that achievement alone. And that is the first step banishing your feelings of low self esteem altogether.
Keep the momentum going
If you can manage to lose some weight and you begin to feel somewhat empowered then it’s important to keep that momentum and not slip back into the void again. This is easy to do if you have low self esteem. But this is where a short self-help course on low self esteem can make an enormous difference to your recovery. Check out the e-book below – I think it could help you a lot.
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