Many people lack the self esteem needed to help them feel good about themselves. They can be overly critical or even think that they are not even worthy of love. Whether it’s because of past trauma or simply a feeling of isolation, it’s important to take a good look at how you talk to yourself. This doesn’t mean that you have conversations with yourself, but do you ever say things like “I’m stupid” or “How dumb can I be?” This negative self-talk can be detrimental to your emotional well-being.
If you realize that you are not building a positive self-image, then a few simple strategies might help. For example, you can learn how to love yourself by being aware of the things you say. Don’t condemn yourself, even in your own head. Always try to think of something positive to say and realize that others are probably not thinking negatively about you either.