Hamid Fatimah Omotayo (Pen Babe) writes,
I do wonder why people think less of themselves. Are you also in that category? I will implore you to read this piece as to know more about how to improve your self-esteem.
Self-esteem is how we feel about ourselves, or the opinion we have about ourselves.
Almost everyone has the time they feel low, less and find it hard to believe in themselves.
Self-esteem is often the result of a lifetime experiences, failure, calamities, and downfall.
Self-esteem is how we value ourselves, and our perceptions about who we are and what we are capable of doing and becoming.
People with good self-esteem generally feel positive about themselves, about life, and things around them. This makes them more resilient.
Those with poor/low self-esteem find it difficult to eject back from obstacles and life challenges.
This can lead to avoiding hard situations and decrease their self-esteem because they feel less of themselves.
People tend to have low esteem with a feeling that one is unable to live up to expectations and as a result of adulthood experiences such as difficulty in a relationship, at home, place of work, and gatherings.
Below are some ways to improve your self-esteem:
Have the belief in yourself that you can do it and stay away from negative thoughts about yourself.
Identity, recognition, and discovering yourself helps in improving self-esteem. Challenge your negative thought about yourself.
Build positive relationships and avoid surrounding yourself with negative-minded people. Mind the circle you move it, move with people that can help you build your self-esteem.
Avoid criticizing yourself to others, as this can substantiate your negative thought about yourself and give people negative notions about you.
Take on challenges and be prepared to try something you think is difficult for you to achieve.
I believe that if you can practice all the above mentioned ways, you will be able to improve in your self-esteem.
Hamid Fatimah Omotayo is a 200 level student of Education and Biology, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto. She is also the financial secretary of Pen Press UDUS.