Nurses With Low Self-Esteem: Please Seek Help - page 3
Self-esteem can be defined as the extent to which we deem our value, worth, and competence as a person. It factors significantly in how we view ourselves and the manner in which we progress through life. Hence, low self-esteem is... Read More
- 0Aug 23, '12 by TheCommuter, ASN, RN Senior ModeratorQuote from lifeisgood2012Keep in mind that the process of overcoming low-self esteem does not happen overnight. In the vast majority of cases, self-esteem problems developed early in life, so people who have low self-esteem are going to have to re-program their thoughts and views of themselves.My worth as a nurse in that capacity has only been external - I havent had the confidence within me to trust that I am a good nurse yet - I dont know if I am making sense - it does in my head. As with anything I want to do more to overcome this - I dont want it to be an obstacle. Its not in so many ways - yet I cannot continue determining my worth as a nurse based soley on what one person says - for example - one day when someone says I am doing good I am happy - when they say I am not I am sad. I still jump in and try and ask questions - but I think less
of myself. I dont know. Ok. I hope someone understands what I am saying and can help me with this. Thanks.
As always, do not be afraid to seek professional help if you feel that this issue is hindering your professional and personal life.