4 essential tips to end insomnia due to low self-esteem

Low self-esteem can have many consequences in our daily lives. One of them is insomnia. Not being able to fall asleep at night because of the low value we have for ourselves. Does this happen to you? Keep reading and discover how to end insomnia due to low self-esteem with 4 essential tips.

I have insomnia due to low self-esteem, how do I fix it?

  • One of the consequences of low self-esteem is often loss of sleep. Insomnia makes us tired, in a bad mood, irritability, difficulty concentrating and drowsiness.
  • When you lie down in bed, you start to spin, it is impossible to stop that vicious circle. However, we can stop it. Take a look at this list of things you can do to get rid of it.
  • Find a comfortable position where you can stand without moving. It is better if the hands are stretched out and not clasped.
  • List four negative thoughts that torment you (it is important that they are specific and not general) and turn them around so that they are positive and find a first step to get rid of them. Look at this example! “ I am a failure because I am not able to do… this”-> are you sure you can’t do it? Have you tried it? -> Positive thinking: “Everyone is capable if they put their minds to it. I am also capable of dealing with it”-> she reacts: “I have to get my act together and I am going to dedicate this time to learning”
  • It will seem silly to you, but changing your negative thoughts to positive ones will gradually make your mind automatically do so when faced with one. Finding a way out of negative thinking is knowing how to deal with it in a way that adds to your life and does not subtract.
  • While remaining relaxed, look for 3 achievements that you have achieved in your life and of which you feel proud. Potholes that you have overcome or faced: a course, a career, a hobby that you learned, having a child, a loss, and a mistake that you knew how to get out of… Remember how you got each one of them.
  • Remind yourself that you are not weird or different (in a bad way), each person is unique and that is what makes us special. If you don’t have this, you will have the other. Valuing yourself will cast a light that will cause others to do the same. Take a moment to admire how you are in a positive way without comparing yourself to anyone else.

These 4 steps will help you relax and fall asleep with a more positive than negative vision. However, it is important to know the cause that is producing this low self-esteem and, for this, you have to go back to the events you have experienced. Even if you overcome insomnia, consider going to a professional to help you attack this root problem and have strong self-esteem.

Do I have self-esteem problems?

  • The first thing you should discover about yourself is if you underestimate yourself and have low self-esteem. This is forged through all the experiences we live, positive and negative, and it will play a relevant role when it comes to valuing ourselves, having expectations, projects, hopes, and making decisions.
  • As you can see, its role is very relevant and for this reason we must give it the place it deserves. We must maintain and care for it as it deserves.
  • The causes of suffering from low self-esteem can occur throughout our lives, both due to personal characteristics and experiences around us. Physical, verbal, sexual abuse, harassment or marginalization have been an important cause. Also in a more adult life, facing unemployment continuously or working for something that does not feed us psychologically, personally and/or professionally.
  • We do not choose most of these experiences and others that happen to us in life, but the interpretation we make of them is very important. These are very difficult times and, therefore, if we do not pay attention, they can end up taking their toll on us and create negative visions of our own personality. The consequence is to attack ourselves (“I’m worthless”, “I’m useless”, and “I’m a failure”) with false phrases and beliefs.
  • If you are one of those people who has repeated that phrase more than once, you are terrified of being compared, you do not know what your strengths are and you often feel inferior to others, it is possible that your self-esteem is not very high. And that, in the end, ends up having an impact on your personal, professional and family life.

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