We all have a mental picture of which we are, how we look, what we're good at, and what our weaknesses might be. We develop this picture over time, starting when we're very young. The term self-image is used to refer to a person's mental picture of himself or herself. A lot of our self-image is based on interactions we have with other people and our life experiences. This mental picture (our self-image) contributes to our self-esteem.
Self-esteem is all about how much we feel valued, loved, accepted, and thought well of by others — and how much we value, love, and accept ourselves. People with healthy self-esteem are able to feel good about them, appreciate their own worth, and take pride in their abilities, skills, and accomplishments. People with low self-esteem may feel as if no one will like them or accept them or that they can't do well in anything.
We all experience problems with self-esteem at certain times in our lives — especially during our teens when we're figuring out who we are and where we fit in the world. The good news is that, because everyone's self-image changes over time, self-esteem is not fixed for life. So if you feel that your self-esteem isn't all it could be, you can improve it.
How to overcome lack of self esteem
Before a person can overcome self-esteem problems and build healthy self-esteem, it helps to know what might cause those problems in the first place.
Two things in particular — how others see or treat us and how we see ourselves — can have a big impact on our self-esteem.
Parents, teachers, and other authority figures influence the ideas we develop about ourselves — particularly when we're little kids. If parents spend more time criticizing than praising a child, it can be harder for a kid to develop good self-esteem. Because teens are still forming their own values and beliefs, it's easy to build self-image around what a parent, coach, or other person says.
Obviously, self-esteem can be damaged when someone whose acceptance is important (like a parent or teacher) constantly puts you down. Some teens also have an "inner critic," a voice inside that seems to find fault with everything they do. And people sometimes unintentionally model their inner voice after a critical parent or someone else whose opinion is important to them.
1 – Don’t compare yourself with others. Just remember you the one with your own kind in the whole world. Very unique and authentic!!
2 – Try to love whatever you are. When you think you don’t have enough think of the guy who don’t even have what you have.
3 – Fall in love with yourself and you won’t be alone ever in your lifetime.
4 – Praise small things which we usually ignore. A beautiful day with a cup of coffee with someone can be a million dollar worth.
5 – Try to help someone and you will get an eternal peace. You can sleep at night with a thought that you actually helped someone today.
Last not least, always remember God has send you on earth with a purpose. Go find that purpose and help mankind !!!