Self-image is all about how we value and perceive ourselves. Over the years, we all build our self-image based on opinions and beliefs. Sadly, it appears we’re not doing a good job at building a healthy self-image. In fact, 85 percent of the world’s population struggles with low self-esteem.
Think about it for a minute. How many times have you been overly critical of yourself? How many times do you downplay your positive qualities? How many times have you used words like silly, ugly, or fat to describe yourself? All those are indicators of low self-esteem.
Fighting Low Self-Esteem
This needs to change. Low self-esteem can negatively impact your quality of life. From having constant relationship problems to becoming a perfectionist, ignoring the importance of self care, and sometimes even having self-harming behaviors. These are all things that are strictly related to having a poor self-image.
The truth is that the reasons why we have poor self-esteem vary widely. Some people had unhappy childhood experiences, others were bullied throughout school, some people struggled with abusive relationships, mental health disorders like anxiety come into play as well, even medical conditions like chronic pain can result in poor self-esteem.
Since self-image and self-esteem are both based on your view and reactions to the things that happen in your life, there are ways you can start building self-esteem. We’ve all read a few tips and advice on how to do so, but we want to bring in our community this time.
The GR8NESS community is powerful and loving. We understand the power of sharing advice, which is why we’ve come to ask for yours.
Throughout your whole life, have you ever been given self-image advice that changed the way you positively see yourself? We want to hear from you. Fill out the form below with your best advice, we’ll be sharing your responses with our community soon.