Habits That Cause Depression And Low Self-Esteem

Posted by Sughra Hafeez in Health and Fitness On 15th July 2018

When you have low self-esteem, you are much more prone to depression than at any other time says research. Here are some of the most common problems low self-esteem can cause and how to get them sorted.


What is meant by self-esteem?

Self-esteem is used to describe a person's overall sense of self-worth or personal value. Self-esteem is made up of the thoughts, feelings, and opinions we have about ourselves. That means self-esteem isn't fixed. It can change, depending on the way we think. Over time, habits of negative thinking about ourselves can lower self-esteem.


Low self-esteem

People with low self-esteem are more troubled by failure and tend to exaggerate events as being negative. Low self-esteem has been shown to be correlated with a number of negative outcomes, such as depression (Silverstone & Salsali, 2003).


Causes of low self-esteem

Physical, sexual, or emotional abuse may be the most striking and overt causes of low self-esteem. Being forced into a physical and emotional position against your will can make it very hard to like the world, trust yourself or trust others, which profoundly impacts self-esteem.

Comparing Yourself to Others

If you often compare yourself to others, you're not alone. It can lead to feelings of failure and low self-esteem. Research has found that comparing breeds feelings of envy, low-self confidence, and depression, as well as compromises our ability to trust others.


Find fault with yourself

Some people do more than their share of finding fault with all kinds of things around them. They do so only partly because things are not so great around them. But the main reason is that they are unhappy with themselves.

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