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"Oh Where Oh Where Has My Self-Esteem Gone?"
May 3 , 2023
While COVID isn’t entirely in the rear-view mirror, life is returning to a new normal of sorts. But now we're seeing the growth of another kind of pandemic, low self-esteem. Why is this occurring and what can we do about it?
Low self-esteem is not new. Our culture plants the seeds of self-doubt early. Parents often fail to foster a healthy sense of self in their children, setting the stage for poor self-concept. Social media then bombards us with images and messages telling us we’re less than or not measuring up to some unrealistic standard. So why is this now becoming a post-pandemic problem?
We’ve all had to navigate COVID in our own way. For some of us it was difficult, whereas others sailed right through it. COVID tested us, making those things we already struggled with even more challenging. For those who didn’t
emerge on solid footing, self-esteem took a beating.
Add to that prolonged social isolation, which made many feel as if they’d lost their edge. Venturing back into
the workplace or life situations in general became intimidating. Many asked themselves what if I’m not up to it?
Even those of us who are well-seasoned and know a thing or two about overcoming life’s challenges were shaken.
Sound familiar? Here are some tools that will help you get back on track and improve self-esteem.
A Good Read:
"I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn't): Making the Journey from "What Will People Think?" to "I Am Enough" by Brené Brown
Quote of the Day:
"Loving yourself isn’t vanity. It’s sanity" ~ Katrina Mayer
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When I was a stray I had low self-esteem, but I must have been pretty scrappy to survive on my own, so now I feel really good about myself!