Quick Poll: Does your chronic condition affect your self-esteem? And what do you do to feel good about yourself?

By Dr Gary Latest Activity July 21, 2016 at 3:16 pm Views 2,140

Dr Gary

“I just don’t feel very good about myself.”

Clients say that a lot to me. In fact, I think low self-esteem is one of the major reasons clients come to see therapists.

My clients who are living with a chronic condition often talk about their self-esteem in terms of how they are labeling – if not defining – themselves, as a person with a chronic condition. The limitations that their chronic condition has imposed, the day-to-day responsibilities, feeling somehow different from others… can take a toll on how you look at yourself.

No doubt about it, living with a chronic condition can affect on your self-esteem.

Here’s a link to an article on self-esteem that I recently posted:

http://www.breastcancerconnect.com/breast-can...

Now, I am curious about you. Does your chronic condition affect your self-esteem? If so, in what way? If not, what do you do to keep that from happening?

And, what you do to boost your own self-esteem? Anything you do to feel good about yourself?

Need some ideas?

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