I’m sure no one wants to hear this but I have spent an inordinate amount of time and effort trying to convince myself that I have worth. My inner parent has compassion for my inner child. She had it rough and truly wants her to feel better. But my inner girl is a tough little nut. She’s been living with this esteem deficit for so long that she sees nothing as proof of the need to change. Somehow that feels safer to her.
I must admit, I haven’t tried positive post it notes on my bathroom mirror. Perhaps my husband would benefit from those too? But it feels so private. Maybe if I wrote positive affirmations in my journal. But there’s something detention-like about that. I adore people complimenting me and giving me kudos. But these don’t seem to fill me up for long and then disappear.
I can not see the progress I’ve made since that time the therapist broke me by telling me I had low self-esteem. I know I must have come a long way since then, I just can’t see it.
So if you suffer from this, you are not alone. That’s what’s more important than anything. To know you are not alone.
I will continue to battle the low self-esteem shadow monsters with therapy and doing my best and letting go of the rest. Life is a process, not an end.
Interested in reading my more of my thoughts on Creative Soul Living?
Put your name into the subscription box in the sidebar to the right and subscribe to my bi-weekly posts delivered straight to your emailbox.
Find me on Instagram to view my daily pictures,
I love community, soulful candid conversation, and being in touch.
And as always, thank you for your visit.