Effects of Low Self Confidence
Low self esteem puts you into a general I'm unworthy thought process.
This can cause you to become involved with people who treat you badly.
You may feel that you deserve their physical or emotional abuse.
Since you're reading my words today, I know you want a change. You want to create a life of abundance and peace.
That's the first step. Coming to a recognition that you do deserve much better.
Anxiety is a common emotional state associated with low self confidence and self esteem.
It makes sense that you feel this way. Until you can create some self assurance in yourself and your abilities, you'll feel anxious and on edge.
Even if you have an over-all abundant outlook on life, you may experience a lack of confidence in one area of your life or another.
Maybe you never learned to drive, can't swim, have a hard time talking to groups, etc. Until you conquer these fears and improve your self confidence, anxiety will follow each time you think about them.
Mysterious physical pain is one of the effects of low self confidence. Many times this pain is in the stomach area or chest. Visits to the doctor often result in nothing being determined as physically wrong. Another common manifestation are skin rashes.
There is a strong link between your mental state and your body. If you experience these physical issues, you may very well find that as your self esteem improves, the mysterious feelings of bodily pain go away.
Your self confidence issues may also be the cause of eating or weight problems. The anxiety and insecureness you feel may cause you to over-eat or not eat enough.
Gathering the energy to exercise regularly may be hard to do for you. Then you find that the worse you see yourself looking in the mirror only adds to your feelings of low self esteem.
This is why not working on your low self confidence is dangerous. Feelings of depression are common because you see no way out of your "down" outlook on life.
Even when something great happens to you, do you find yourself thinking it's just luck? You don't really deserve it, someone just happened to help you. It really wasn't you that did it, it was just a chance thing.
Sound familiar? This is another one of the common effects of low self confidence or self esteem.
What you need to learn is that it's OK to take credit for the things you do well. It's healthy to feel good about the things you're successful with.
Each success leads to the next, which leads to the next and so on. Over time, you're over-all outlook improves to the point where you can begin to realize a true life of abundance. One step at a time.
- Worrying a great deal about what others think of you
- Treating others well, but treating yourself badly
- Withdrawal from others
- You don't expect much out of yourself
- You can't accept a compliment
- You don't trust your own opinions or ideas as being valid or worthy
- You won't take on challenging endeavors
Here are some ideas to think about as you're now realizing what the effects low self confidence have on your life abundance aspirations:
1) Invest time on your spiritual growth. It's important that you begin to see that you are much greater than your thoughts. You must learn how to quiet your mind of your self-defeating thoughts. Coming to understand your higher self is extremely important.
3) Understand clearly the connection between how what you think is tied very tightly to what materializes for you in the physical world. I strongly recommend you read the book, "The Holographic Universe", by Michael Talbot for enlightenment on this.
If you are seeking a life of abundance and inner peace, you need to adjust your thinking. One of the effects of low self confidence is a life of lacking while positive thoughts lead to a life of abundance.
I know it's easy for me to say, "think positively". It takes more than just affirmations to talk yourself into feeling better. You need to go through a transformation in what you believe is truly possible for yourself.
Depending on the level of your low self confidence and low self esteem, you may be able to make this breakthrough on your own or you may need to talk with someone - either a trusted loved one or a counselor.
Either way, I hope I've helped you understand what the effects of low self confidence have on your life. I know and believe you can turn things around.
It takes a decision on your part and the strength that you may not realize you have. But it's there inside you. I promise you that.
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