Many of us throughout our lives will suffer with low self-esteem or a poor sense of self-image. It is a common enough occurrence and some are lucky enough to pull through it and regain that sense of self-worth. But for others, low self-esteem can become a life dominating issue that colours everything they do. So what exactly is it and what can be done to deal with it?
Anxiety is a natural part of our emotional makeup and is the mechanism by which our body prepares for a potentially dangerous situation. It is important to recognise that those “butterflies in the stomach” that we associate with anxiety are a natural reaction, both to positive and negative situations. Sometimes however, anxiety can move beyond a reasonable reaction and lead to an anxiety disorder.