Women are remarkably strong individuals who have the capability to battle with demons and conquer the world, but more often than not, it is their own self confidence that brings them down. That nagging voice in the back of your head that questions your actions, criticizes you looks, and doubts your self worth can bring any woman—no matter how successful or powerful—to her knees. Instead of falling prey to low self esteem, do something about it! Strive to break the cycle of feeling poorly about yourself, not doing anything about it, and then feeling worse.
Sadly, a major problem with the self esteem of women is the opinions of other women. Instead of fully supporting, complimenting, and boosting another women’s spirits, women can be mean spirited. Back biting, gossiping, and cruel remarks seem to run rampant with women friends, family, and colleagues. If you find yourself in a situation with another woman that is detrimental to your own sense of self worth and self esteem, find a way to resolve the situation. Perhaps all it will take is speaking your feelings to a friend who is saying hurtful things or to a coworker who always points out the negative aspects of your work. Quite often, these individuals suffer from low self esteem and use a defensive or derisive attitude in order to compensate. Be mindful of this behavior next time your friends, family, or coworkers are discussing another woman and be careful not to fall into the negative mindset. By setting a good example, you will influence others in addition to helping your own self esteem.
The majority of all women have some sort of issues with their body or physical appearance. Regardless how beautiful a woman is, there is always a voice is dissent regarding one or more physical attribute. Even the women society deems beautiful have issues with their bodies, which is often spotlighted in the media. World famous models and actresses agonize over their weight, height, or looks just like every other woman on the face of the earth. Instead of looking at yourself in a harsh, negative light, turn your attitude around. Think about your positive attributes instead of ones you wish you could change. Use these positive attributes to your advantage. Instead of wishing you could wear certain types of clothing, embrace the styles that fit and flatter your body. Self esteem is one of the best things any woman can possess and it makes her look better in the eyes of everyone else.
Do not fall into the trap of thinking material items can make you feel better about yourself. Quite often, women tend to indulge themselves on extravagant or expensive items that they believe will boost their self esteem. A designer pair of shoes or expensive purse will not fix what is wrong on the inside. No matter what you purchase, that shopping spree you just indulged on will most likely cause yourself greater self esteem woes. It is a vicious cycle, feeling poorly about yourself, making outrageous purchases, then feeling even worse about yourself due to the surmounting bills and needless items. Instead of heading to your local mall, hit the library and check out the self-help section. You may find a book that has a great starting point for boosting your self esteem. Money cannot buy you love or happiness, so why should you think it can buy you self esteem?
Keep a positive outlook on life and you will lead a positive life. Break away from negative influences and work to surround yourself with positive individuals who will positively influence your life. You are a great person—every one you know feels that way and its time you should as well.