Overcoming Low Self-Esteem

Written by LaToya Gay

December 8, 2020

I used to just cope with low self-esteem. I actually thought having low self-esteem was just something I had to deal with for the rest of my life.  I was wrong. If you are tired of living with low self-esteem continue reading.

Have you been unsure about who you are and what your value is? In this article, I would like to provide you with some guidance on how I overcame low self-esteem and built my confidence.

Taking the easy route has been one of the ways people end up pounds overweight. It’s sometimes difficult to do what’s right. But, in the long run, you will have more respect for your body. Self-doubt and insecurity can be persistent, discouraging, and destructive to our efforts. Self-esteem is immeasurable especially when you are achieving weight-loss. So, think about how you see yourself. It’s normal to feel discouraged in the beginning. But just like with most things that are new practice makes perfect. You can improve your sense of confidence.

The first that helped me was that I set realistic expectations for myself. I didn’t go into my journey with a mindstate that I was going to drop 10 pounds in the first week. So don’t set yourself up for failure.

I also listened to a lot of positive affirmations. Practicing positive self-talk is crucial to how you are viewing yourself. Self-talk is your inner dialogue, so make it pleasant.

Lastly, having that healthy support system is important too. If you have people around you who can’t be on the same wave as you then connect with others who have similar goals through different support groups. Being around others who are achieving similar goals you are will help you believe you can accomplish your goals, too.

The more you believe that you can accomplish a goal, the better your chances of success.

Our guest blogger Lynette McCutcheon is a mother of 3. She is also a Health and Weight Loss Coach Specialized in the Ketogenic Diet, Ketosis, and Intermittent Fasting. She is also the founder of her own coaching business, “Down By Linitas Way” which is a community that helps empower women through support and motivation. Her desire and goal are to help women live healthier lifestyles in hopes that others will be inspired to join the movement.

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