Sadly, a major problem with the self esteem of women is the opinions of other women. Instead of fully supporting, complimenting, and boosting another women’s spirits, women can be mean spirited. Back biting,
gossiping, and cruel remarks seem to run rampant with women friends, family, and colleagues. If you find yourself in a situation
with another woman that is detrimental to your own sense of self worth and self esteem,
find a way to resolve the situation. Perhaps all it will take is speaking your feelings to a friend who is saying hurtful things or to a coworker who always points out the negative aspects of your work. Quite often, these individuals suffer from low self esteem and use a defensive or derisive attitude in order to compensate. Be mindful of this behavior next time your friends, family, or coworkers are discussing another woman and be careful not to fall into the negative mindset. By setting a good example, you will influence others in addition to helping your own self esteem.
Do not fall into the trap of thinking material items can make you feel better about yourself. Quite often, women tend to indulge themselves on extravagant or expensive items that they believe will boost their self esteem. A designer pair of shoes or expensive purse will not fix what is wrong on the inside. No matter what you purchase, that shopping spree you just indulged on will most likely cause yourself greater self esteem woes. It is a vicious cycle, feeling poorly about yourself, making outrageous purchases, then feeling even worse about yourself due to the surmounting bills and needless items. Instead of heading to your local mall, hit the library and check out the self-help section. You may find a book that has a great starting point for
boosting your self esteem. Money cannot buy you love or happiness, so why should you think it can buy you self esteem?
Keep a positive outlook on life and you will lead a positive life. Break away from negative influences and work to surround yourself with positive individuals who will positively influence your life. You are a great person— every one you know feels that way and its time you should as well.