Can Low Self Esteem Threaten Women's Health?

Can Low Self Esteem Threaten Women’s Health?

Having low self-esteem means that you don’t think very highly of yourself. If you believe that you may have low self-esteem consider getting counseling or finding a life coach to help you overcome this issue.

Low self-esteem can cause numerous problems that are a threat to not only your health, but also your overall quality of life. Therefore, it is important to do whatever you can to improve your self-esteem.

Having low self-esteem can impact your weight, cause stress and anxiety and other problems in your life. You might make poor decisions based on a bad self-image of yourself in almost any part of your life. From education to work to issues of health, you can make poor choices if you don’t feel good about yourself.

If bad choices are made on a regular basis about any one of these issues then your low self-esteem can most definitely threaten your health. This impact is not just due to a bad diet, but also due to added stress and anxiety. It may even appear as reckless behavior which puts you in undesirable situations with undesirable people. Another often unconsidered factor regarding self-esteem issues is how more times than not, the issue of low self-esteem can be passed on through the generations.

Daughters learn by example and if a mother demonstrates low self-esteem the child will learn that. Low self-esteem manifests itself as a lack of confidence in your ability to accomplish anything. And, unfortunately, sometimes parents with low self-esteem act in ways toward children that can be damaging to them. It might be putting down the child for things they can’t change, or using words and actions that are damaging to the self-esteem. And there may be no malice intended but we tend to repeat behaviors we learned in our childhood.

If you develop an attitude of “I don’t care”, it’s possible you won’t eat right or make good choices about your health in general. You may second-guess your ability to succeed on any diet or health regime. You may feel as if you cannot succeed in earning a college degree or specialized training if you don’t think well of yourself. You may even lie to yourself about not deserving the career or relationship that you really want.

If you have a problem with low self-esteem it is important to seek help with this issue. It can affect so much of your life apart from your health. You must know that you deserve to be healthy. You deserve to experience success in your life. Once you realize that you deserve it, you’ll go after it, whatever it is, knowing that you can achieve it. There is nothing wrong with needing help to envision yourself in the place you want to be and devising the steps necessary to achieve your goals. Seek out a life coach that deals with issues of self-esteem and self confidence, and you’ll be on your way to a brand new you.

About the author 

Allegra M. Sinclair

Allegra Sinclair is a professional coach and confidence expert. She hates to see women living small and loves to help them change how they show up in the world.

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