Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Support Wednesday: Less Negative, More Positive

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When I called in sick on Monday, I didn’t shower and I didn’t get out of bed. I wasn’t feeling good and I know that my mood responds downward when I don’t feel good. When I don’t feel good, the negative thoughts flood in. So tonight I went into group feeling a little bit funky.

Tonight’s topic was low self image and its effect on relationships of any kind.

Now my low self esteem has been really detrimental to me in some relationships. I have been dumped because I have had low self esteem. I have stayed in miserable relationships because I did not think I deserved any better. I isolate myself to avoid the hurt of being rejected even though I love meeting new people, am friendly and would make a great friend to anyone (more positive, less negative).

It still totally holds me back. This worthy feeling is so fleeting.

Do you have any self esteem, worthiness boasting tips? Do you struggle with it?

2 comments:

  1. I struggle with self esteem issues all the time. My biggest thing is my weight, I blame myself most of the time. I once stopped being intimate with my husband because I felt so ugly, eventually I came around but those issues are still there. I don't like going out in public because I worry people think i'm too ugly or too fat, anyway I know how you feel!!

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  2. I have self-esteem issues also, related mostly to how I look. I have had these issues since I was a young girl. As far as tips, I find that when I lose myself in something--a project, helping someone else, work, etc.--I tend to forget myself and feel more comfortable. Easier said than done, though.

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