Self-esteem is a psychological term used to reflect a persons confidence in themselves to complete daily tasks and their feeling of self-worth. The more depressed or anxious you become, the more your opinion of yourself and your abilities deteriorate. Resulting in avoiding activities that could help re-build your esteem and address depression or anxiety.

Low self-esteem and confidence can have a significant effect on you and your wellbeing, which comes with its consequences. It can effect personal relationships, social life, careers and result in negative behaviour. There are a variety of symptoms such as heavy self-criticism and regularly giving reasons for your actions.

Self-esteem and confidence can be improved using psychological treatment, such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). It’s a short term treatment used to challenge negative thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Also, there are methods you can use in the workplace, for instance goal setting. This is a process that helps you complete a task by identifying exactly what you need to do in small achievable steps.

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