Most of us tend to think our self-esteem is great. We can stroll on into a room full of strangers with our heads held high; we can hold court with the best of them. Seriously, we are super confident, strong women who are rocking the world, right? However, if you have trouble finding a long-term partner, then it might be worth checking our list below. All of these are indicators that actually our self-esteem is life battered and lower than we might first have thought. The good news is that if you can release some new behaviour patterns, you might be on track to finding your perfect partner instead of a string of near misses. But more on that later, first have a look at this lot and see if you recognise yourself.
Have you ever scrolled through a social media page or leafed through a magazine and instantly felt imperfect? You are not alone. Today we are bombarded with images and videos of the perfect body, and if you do not match up, you are considered to have failed. Celebrities are airbrushed to perfection, but because we do not see the real deal, we start to believe that this fake image is actually real. This can create tremendous pressure to live up to these ideals even if they are actually not true at all. Many women spend excess amounts of time and money trying desperately to live up to these picture-perfect photos. It can sadly be damaging to mental health, and it is not something that should be encouraged. It is essential we learn to love the skin we are in.
So the whole point of life is to be happy right? Hand’s up if you are not satisfied, or at some point have not been happy and got really angry about it. Well, you are not alone, and there are some widespread misconceptions about happiness that actually make it virtually impossible for most of us to actually ever be happy. To find your groove, you need to understand how happiness works and what you can do about it.
Have you ever sworn off men forever and months later found yourself in yet another heartbreak after the new guy turned out to be wrong for you? Well, the good news is you are not alone. Choosing inappropriate partners is something lots of women do. The rose-tinted glasses are strong, and we seem hardwired to get it wrong. It is frustrating but thankfully by learning the most common reasons why this happens, empowers us all to make better choices in relationships and break repetitive patterns that lead to disaster and crying into a tub of Ben and Jerry’s while watching Sex in the City.