Low self-esteem can negatively affect every aspect of your life, including your relationship and job, and lead to mental health problems. But you have the right to feel good about who you are. In this section, you’ll find information about different low-self-esteem symptoms and tips to overcome them.

Self-awareness Self-Esteem

Know Thyself: What Is Self-Awareness, and How Can You Improve It?

Reading Time: 9 minutes Do we really know everything about ourselves? Far from it! Let’s say Bob’s a perfectionist who tries to do everything just right but can’t recognize that this is a self-sabotaging behavior, and it makes them be too hard on themselves. Jane often tells others that she’s fine, but at a particular moment, she can’t fully understand what she’s really feeling and what makes her feel…

February 15, 2022

Self-Esteem

Why and How to Sync Your Online Persona with Your True Self

Reading Time: 9 minutes We are all unique and have multiple identities: occupation, religion, sexual orientation, age, race, gender, values, likes and dislikes, and so on. For example, you can identify yourself as a woman, a partner in a same-sex couple, a daughter, a blood donor, a booklover, Tom’s best friend, and a person who likes coffee and values honesty. And there’s nothing wrong with selectively revealing your identities…

December 10, 2021

Midlife crisis Self-Esteem

Is the ‘Midlife Crisis’ a Real Thing? Stereotypes Debunked

Reading Time: 5 minutes You’ve probably heard the term “midlife crisis” used many times before, or you may even be wondering if you’re currently going through one. That’s because it’s common for society to label any period of difficulty or change that a middle-aged person goes through as a “midlife crisis.” However, despite its widespread use, most experts believe that a midlife crisis is more likely to be a…

November 30, 2021

Low Self-esteem - calmerry Self-Esteem

Women and Low Self-Esteem: What’s the Connection?

Reading Time: 5 minutes Self-esteem is the opinion that you hold of yourself. If you have low self-esteem, it means that you may hold a negative view of your abilities, character, or appearance.  Sadly, women are more likely to be affected by low self-esteem than men. This is especially true in Western cultures where the gender gap is significantly greater. In this article we will look at why women…

September 22, 2021

How to Overcome Body Shaming Self-Esteem

How to Overcome Body Shaming

Reading Time: 9 minutes This summer, in Times Square–the epicenter of one of the most diverse cities on earth, a giant billboard is up featuring two women of different sizes–the larger woman with her head in her hands looking miserable and the thinner woman with a big smile looking very happy. The text across the billboard says, “Feeling fat and lazy?” Body shaming is real and there’s no escape…

September 16, 2021

How to Stop Self-Deprecating Self-Esteem

What is Self-Deprecation?

Reading Time: 7 minutes Most people would rather be thought of as down-to-earth and funny rather than egotistical or narcissistic. People who are able to use humor to make fun of themselves or recognize their flaws tend to be self-aware, appealing, and approachable. Yet, there’s a fine line between humility and over-the-top self-deprecation. Self-deprecating phrases like “it was nothing” and “I’m such an idiot” are so common we often…

September 9, 2021

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What Is Imposter Syndrome and How to Deal with It Self-Esteem

How to Cure Imposter Syndrome with Self-Compassion

Reading Time: 5 minutes Maybe you missed a deadline, yelled at your child, botched a presentation, or did poorly on an assignment. We all feel like we don’t belong from time to time. And when you’re not sure of yourself, it’s easy to lose your sense of self-compassion and feel like a fraud. Everyone else is handling it, why can’t I? How long until people find out that I…

August 2, 2021

Prioritize Self-Care Self-Esteem

How to Practice Self-Compassion: Cut Yourself Some Slack, You Deserve It

Reading Time: 5 minutes You’re your worst critic. No one can make you feel worse than that voice in your head that criticizes you for every wrong thing you do. While it is good to recognize mistakes to correct them, constant criticism can wear you out. For you to cope during times of stress and suffering, it is essential to practice self-compassion. Read on to learn what this practice…

April 28, 2021

Prioritize Self-Care Self-Esteem

10 Ways to Practice Self-Care

Reading Time: 6 minutes It is hard to prioritize self-care when you have a to-do list packed with school, work, or family commitments. When you have many caregiving responsibilities, taking time off for yourself seems selfish and unnecessary. What many people do not realize is that self-care is essential. Without it, one cannot take care of others or be productive at work. We take a closer look at this…

April 9, 2021

Guilty Self-Esteem

Why Do I Feel Guilty for No Reason?

Reading Time: 4 minutes “Why do I always feel guilty?” Guilt is your mind’s way of keeping you in check and making you considerate towards people around you. It is not a bad emotion; without it, you would be sadistic or narcissistic. However, constantly feeling guilty even when you did nothing wrong is not normal. It is an indicator of deep-seated psychological issues. The overwhelming sense of guilt can…

April 9, 2021

healthy boundaries Self-Esteem

What Are Healthy Boundaries, and How to Set Them?

Reading Time: 4 minutes What are boundaries? Experts define boundaries as limits or space between you and another person. It’s crucial to create healthy boundaries to protect and take care of yourself. Besides, boundaries are vital for your mental health and well-being. Furthermore, your boundaries help establish your identity, conserve emotional energy, and build your self-esteem. However, setting healthy boundaries is easier said than done. If you’ve been living…

April 8, 2021

Why Aren’t You Satisfied with Your Body Self-Esteem

Why Aren’t You Satisfied with Your Body?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Most of us have at least one thing we would like to change about our bodies. Maybe you think that your nose is a little bigger than normal or your muscles need some work. Whatever the case, mass media and fashion trends don’t make it any easier when it comes to being secure about looks. The bad news is that body image can be a…

April 2, 2021