When you look pretty in a picture, you still don’t feel good about yourself, because there are other girls on Instagram with more likes. And when you do well at work, you can’t enjoy the success, because you’re thinking about your friends that are making more money than you are. You’re never happy, because you make too many comparisons.
You’re afraid of change, even though that change would make you feel better about yourself. A new haircut. A tattoo. A piercing. You feel shitty about yourself, because you’ve gotten bored of what you keep seeing in the mirror. You need to switch things up.
You’re not sure if you’re taking the right path. If you’ve chosen the right career. If you’re doing what makes the most sense to create a stable and happy future for yourself. You have a habit of doubting your choices, which is why your self-esteem has been so low lately.
You place too much emphasis on relationships. Whenever you’re single, or have a fight with your partner, you feel like you’re life is over. Like the whole world is against you. You keep forgetting that there’s more to life than love.
You place too much emphasis on material things. You want to have a big number on your paychecks, an expensive car, and a roomy house. But that’s hard to accomplish at such a young age. You’re putting too much pressure on yourself. You’re doing fine.
You overanalyze situations. Whenever you have a conversation with someone outside of your friend group, you wonder if they hate you. If there was a secret message hidden beneath the words coming out of their mouth. You read too much into what they say and do, and end up imagining drama that doesn’t exist.
You dwell on problems for way too long. It’s almost like you prefer being miserable. Playing the victim. But you can’t let yourself drown in self-pity. You have to leave your past behind and move on, because reopening old wounds will only make you bleed more.
You’ve been surrounding yourself with toxic people. Your self-esteem is so low, because they don’t treat you the way you deserve. They trick you into thinking that you’re less amazing than you actually are. They cause you to see yourself in an unhealthy way.
The one person that you want attention from hasn’t been giving it to you, which is why you feel so bad about yourself. But you have to stop valuing their opinion above all others. Realize that there are dozens of other people that care about you. It doesn’t matter if that one person can’t see your worth, because everybody else can.
You have low self-esteem, because you were the smartest kid in elementary school. You did well in all of your classes and were constantly told how intelligent you were. Now that your’e older, you feel like you haven’t lived up to expectations. Like you aren’t as smart as everyone always assumed you were. You’re holding yourself to a standard that’s way too high. Give yourself a break.
You have a tendency to be dramatic. When you accidentally embarrass yourself in front of others, you feel like it’s the end of the world. Like you’re never going to recover from the incident. But you can’t allow teeny tiny mistakes to make you hate yourself. You should love yourself, even when you mess up.
You base your self-worth on how many friends you have. But now that you’re older, you don’t see your friends as often. You’ve even lost touch with some of them. But that doesn’t mean they hate you, and in turn, you should hate yourself. It just means they’re busy living their own lives.