Diving Deeper Into Self-Esteem

August 23, 2023
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The phrase “self-esteem” describes how one sees their own value and worth, and is made up of a number of components, including perceptions of ourselves and the perceptions of others. These perceptions are influenced by a myriad of factors such as stress, genetics, family dyanmics, discrimination, and illnesses. The following article discusses examples of low, healthy, and excessive self-esteem and gives practical ways to improve your self-esteem. For example, practicing self-care and self-compassion or rejecting comparisons and perfectionism are methods of improving your self-esteem. For more details, check out: https://therapist.com/self-development/what-is-self-esteem/ 

If you want to know more about improving your self-esteem, you can schedule an appointment with our counselors for free, confidential, and short-term counseling. To schedule an appointment, contact the EAP’s main email or phone number at 512-471-3366 or eap@austin.utexas.edu.