My Low Self Esteem Depresion
Depression is a shadow of my low self-esteem
Uhmm, it feels weird to share my shame
; I have mixed emotions to the fact that someone cares. From the stories I read in last few months I have come to one conclusion: I can identify my story with many others and I won't write same things again.
Through all my life I was suspecting that something was not right, but I just got used to the upsides and downsides.
Currently I learned that the values, which I strongly believed were positive and perfectly healthy, turned out to be the symptoms of low self-esteem
1) So I thought that "revealing too much personal information about me" would be helpful, would help gain trust of others and their friendship...
2) I believed that "being critical of myself and others" (e.g. at work) would bring better results, and people would see me as a hardworking, trustworthy and reliable employee.
3) And when I was asked to say something about myself, I was proud
that I am someone who "tends to be a perfectionist"
These days I am hanging by the moment.
My "most valuable" behaviours turned to dust and I am on the hunt for new effective and fast techniques to build healthy fundaments of my self-esteem
Thank you for the opportunity to share my "star dust" ;) and good luck to all of us!
A New Way of Seeing Self-Esteem?
Steve here, and for the last few years (since Oct 2012, actually) I've been seeing (and thinking about) low self-esteem in a different way. Not as a problem to fix, but as feedback to notice (and nothing more). That's right: nothing to fix, everything to notice. And all this became obvious to me after being introduced to the Three Principles behind life (in Oct 2012).
I created a free 1-page Self-Esteem Guide that explains more, anyway. You can read about it here (NO EMAIL REQUIRED) - SMNash.com/self-esteem-guide/
Thank you - Steve