A few of the Characteristics of Low Self-Esteem:

  • Frequently critical of others.
  • Staying with what you know … within your comfort zone.
  • Seeing the negative before you see the good.
  • Not taking care of your mind, body and soul.
  • Feeling shy.
  • Telling yourself “I do not care” when in fact you know you do care.
  • Believing you are not as good as others.
  • Frustration and anger surfacing for no apparent reason.
  • Worrying about what other people might think about you.


If you experience any of these low self esteem signs consider improving the way you see yourself. Self-Esteem and Self Worth are closely connected. If you feel you are worth it you will automatically have increased self-esteem.


Some of the Benefits of raising your Self-Esteem:

  • More confidence therefore more courageous.
  • Be more resilient.
  • Enjoy better quality relationships.
  • Spend less time worrying.
  • Discover what is outside of the box, i.e your comfort zone – dare to go there!
  • Less fearful of the unknown.
  • Enjoy more strength through knowing you can handle it.


Good ‘Tools’ / Life skills to Acquire to Start Improving your Self-Esteem:

  • Keep track of how often you put yourself down with negative self-talk. Once you are more aware it will be easier to slowly change that pattern.
  • Clear out the clutter: Choose friends that are positive, supportive and  who see the good in you. Avoid critical friends.
  • Accept the fact that NOBODY is perfect, you do not have to be either!
  • Live with integrity: Adhere to your moral and ethical principles.


One way to start  is by exploring these three questions. Make lists.

  1. What do you praise yourself for?
  2. What do you criticize yourself for?

HOW would it change your life if you were to be less critical of yourself?