How do I know if low self-esteem is making me unhealthy?

Joel H. Fuhrman, MD
Family Medicine
We need to ask ourselves a series of questions to determine if we are allowing self-degradation to hurt our potential for healthful behaviors that will lead to success and happiness.
  • Am I engaged in behaviors that are detrimental to me?
  • What are the forces pressuring me to adopt or maintain this behavior?
  • Does this behavior increase or diminish my status and self esteem?
  • Am I a trendsetter or a trend follower?
  • Am I avoiding a useful behavior because I don't want others to think I am different?
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