Most people undermine the importance of a good self-esteem. A lot of them are also people who suffer from low self-esteem. And even though low self-esteem doesn’t necessarily ruin your life directly, it can be the cause or underlying condition in many mental illnesses. Low self-esteem also goes hand in hand with suppressing emotions and can be very damaging to the psyche of the person ,and may make them experience problematic events and miss a lot of opportunities. A medium self-esteem is what everyone should try to have – not overconfident in his or her own abilities, but not undermining himself or herself.
Let’s take a look at some tips which may help you deal with your problem with low self-esteem (lavt selvværd symptomer - that is the Danish term) or at least help you a bit with your troubled self.
First off, try not to compare yourself to other people, because if you do that , you’re likely to put yourself in a position in which you look inferior. What’s the point of playing a game, in which you’ve already set the rules against yourself ? If you can’t think of yourself positively when comparing yourself to other people, perhaps you should stop the comparing process in general. Try that and see how different you’ll feel.
Make it a goal for yourself to participate in things you enjoy , and try to do things that make you feel better. There’s a good chance that things which you enjoy doing are also things that you’re good at, and will make you realize how wrong you have been estimating your capabilities all the time. Ignore tasks which make you nervous , at least in your spare time – they are a factor you should not dismiss when dealing with the issues of your low self-esteem.
Also , it would be sound advice to make positive contributions to the life of others. That definitely does not mean you should become somebody’s slave in order to feel better. But through helping others, you’ll find how valuable you can be to other people, and in such a way, bit by bit, confirm the notion that you’re far more valuable than what you give yourself credit for.
Last but not least, try to aim for more action, for more active decision making. Everybody makes bad decisions once in a while , but that definitely does not mean that one bad decision can define you as an unworthy person. If you don’t try, how will you know if you’re capable or not ? This may seem like a step that is too big to take at first, but try gradually – from small and not so significant decisions to life-changing ones. You will find that a person feels far better when he knows he has tried everything in his powers to improve himself and his current condition. It’s not that difficult to be the master of your own destiny , and to aim higher. But it will definitely take time for you to realize that – just don’t quit – keep taking the smaller steps, until in the end you’re capable of taking the big ones.

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My name is Sawas Dee, and I am very interested in all aspects of mental health, take a look at my profile to know more about me.