We may fear that others are judging us in this way too. We can all be our own worst critics.
Understanding how we have reached a place where our critical voice is louder than our compassionate one can help in the process of change.
Our self esteem can be effected by;
- Childhood experiences
- Relationship difficulties
- Lack of a compassionate self
- Low mood and Anxiety
Learning to understand some of the beliefs we may hold about ourselves and others, and by exploring alternative ways of thinking, or being, can lead to a more positive view of ourselves.
Learning to accept who we are as people, without judging, can open up new opportunities and increase confidence in who we are.