Self Respect is something we all need to understand. It is essential to recognize how we feel and think about ourselves, but some issues with it make us look less than we actually are. Self-esteem is the self-perceived value of a person. Self-esteem encompasses beliefs regarding oneself, emotions such as pride, hope, fear, and sadness, and other subjective feelings.
A lack of self-esteem can lead to self-harming behaviours, such as overconfidence, not being able to see oneself in the mirror, a need for approval, a fear of not being good enough, and being obsessed with one’s looks. When a person does not have the self-esteem needed to feel good about themselves, they may do things that make them look bad, for example, wearing their shirt too tight, making unrealistic demands of themselves, and acting without empathy. These behaviours can lead to low self-esteem and eventually, in some cases, low self-confidence and a feeling of being unattractive.
It is essential for anyone who has low self-esteem, but especially if you are not in a situation yet where your self-esteem is in question, to take advantage of the opportunity to begin improving your self-esteem. The first thing you should do is make a list of all the good things that go along with being you and the ability to be happy about yourself so that you can remember them and keep reminding yourself about them.
Next, you should focus on developing a positive attitude about yourself. If you have been thinking about things you need to change in yourself because you have low self-esteem, then you may want to consider practising a positive attitude for a short period.
Once you begin to feel better about yourself, the next thing you should do is look at why you have a terrible self-image. Are you not taking care of yourself? Are you not loving yourself? Are you not showing your true self? Once you are aware of the reasons for your self-image to be the way it is, you will then be able to correct the courses you are behaving that are contributing to your problems.
To reinforce the right behaviour, you can begin to take action to change yourself and get more exercise, eat healthy foods, get plenty of sleep, and exercise regularly, and try to be more social and outgoing. Once you can get all of those things under control, you want, then you will begin to see the good behaviours come to the forefront. And your self-image will begin to change, and you will start to be more confident in yourself and how you can live up to your standards and expectations.