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Old 01-29-2016, 12:24 PM
 
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I really need to make some changes, and I think this is a good place to start, my self esteem has been the problem for years. And I want to change this most of all.
In what ways is your self esteem a problem? Is it solely about dating or does it bleed into other aspects of your life?
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Old 01-29-2016, 12:34 PM
 
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Get out of your own head and focus outwardly. Talk to your friends and family...really talk to them, see what's bugging them, and offer to help in some way. Always be on the lookout for ways you can do small favors and kindnesses for others.

Once you start to forget about yourself, you can do some bigger things. Volunteer for something. Raise money for a cause. Give your time.
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Old 01-29-2016, 01:37 PM
 
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Focus on the goals you've achieved in your life. Most especially those in the last few years. By thinking successful, you'll go a distance in gaining self-esteem.
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Old 01-29-2016, 04:26 PM
 
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You asked what worked for "me" so I told you. It works for quite a few people but as other posters sometimes say, "your mileage may vary." I am sorry if it doesn't work for you. Maybe you need to find someone to confide in and get to the root of your self esteem issues.
Of course, you're right, I'm just feeling lazy I think! I'm just going to have to try. I know.
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Old 01-29-2016, 04:34 PM
 
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In what ways is your self esteem a problem? Is it solely about dating or does it bleed into other aspects of your life?
I think its definitely affected many areas of my life, but, this could also be related to my personality-introverted, I used to go hiking and running a lot and it was good for me to get the fresh air, the exercise, and the outdoors in my system, without having to go to a 'gulp' gym.

I know that a lot of these suggestions are ones that you hear commonly because they really work, and I will just have to start doing it.
I do need to get out 'there' more, I'm feeling the effects of months of just working and coming home and sleeping and going to work again, I will just have to make the time in there for the baby steps of getting back to feeling better and trust the process.
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Old 01-30-2016, 04:38 AM
 
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I think its definitely affected many areas of my life, but, this could also be related to my personality-introverted, I used to go hiking and running a lot and it was good for me to get the fresh air, the exercise, and the outdoors in my system, without having to go to a 'gulp' gym.

I know that a lot of these suggestions are ones that you hear commonly because they really work, and I will just have to start doing it.
I do need to get out 'there' more, I'm feeling the effects of months of just working and coming home and sleeping and going to work again, I will just have to make the time in there for the baby steps of getting back to feeling better and trust the process.
As I often remind myself, sometimes cliches are cliches for a reason- because they are just so true and valid.
I know I need to remind myself of lots of these. I know in particular that physical activity in addition to be good for physical health is quite beneficial for my mental state.
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