Self-esteem can get you far. You have probably heard this some times coming from different people. Still, there is truth in this message. There namely are many people who suffer from poor self-esteem. You would think that this is not such a bad thing, but nothing is less true. Poor self-esteem can namely be a part of the basis of depression, stress, and even anxiety. Especially youths going through puberty get to deal with poor self-esteem. Puberty, according to many doctors and psychologists, is an important period in life, seeing how your identity starts to take shape in this period. It often happens that people, who had poor self-esteem during puberty, also have poor self-esteem when they are adults. Self-esteem is useful when it comes to performing. If you have good self-esteem, chances of you succeeding are higher. Another theory in psychology is called the 'self-fulfilling prophecy'. This theory states that, if you think you are going to fail, chances increase of you actually failing. This also works the other way around. Thus, good self-esteem can get you far.

Consequences of poor self-esteem?

Poor self-esteem can thus lay at the base of depression, stress, and even an anxiety disorder. Therefore it is useful to improve your self-esteem. There namely are many factors which can affect your self-esteem on a daily basis. An example of this can be found in the 'beauty ideals' of our society. Worldwide, there are thousands of people who suffer from an eating disorder, partly because they are comparing themselves to these standards of beauty. Poor self-esteem can thus have great consequences. However, even if these consequences are not applicable to you, it can still be useful to improve your self-esteem. It can always be useful, for example if you have to give a presentation, or end up experiencing a stressful period in life, ... Self-esteem thus does not only help you in case of psychosocial issues, but also in your daily life.

Boosting self-esteem! How do I do it?

You can follow a simple form of treatment in order to boost your self-esteem. 15 Minutes 4 Me offers such a program. It is an online self-help program, which guides you daily in dealing with the symptoms which you have chosen. 15 Minutes 4 Me can eventually also be followed combined with therapy or other types of care.

Test your self-esteem here!

Would you like to know if you might be suffering from poor self-esteem? Then take our free self-test here! This test can also tell you more about the eventual consequences which you personally experience.