BY CHEYENNE REICHARD – Staff Writer
People deal with self-esteem issues all the time. Everyone has dealt with this at least one time in their life, whether it comes from how they dress or what they do.
Low self-esteem is a disorder in what you think of yourself. According to “11 Facts About Teens and Self Esteem,” about 20% of teens will experience depression before they are adults. Also, seven in ten girls believe they are not good enough or don’t measure up to what they think they should be.
As a teenager it is important to have positive self-esteem because it makes you feel better and you will do better in school.
To find positive self-esteem you need to find what your strengths are and find out what you like about yourself. You can try out different activities that you have never attempted before or meet new people.
You also shouldn’t compare yourself to others, whether it is if they have more money than you or if they are thinner than you.
Stick to what makes you comfortable and happy. Remember your morals if someone ever tries to pressure you because “everyone thinks it’s cool.”
Changing your self-esteem doesn’t happen over night. It takes time to understand who you are and who you want to be.
You are the only person who knows what is best for you and what you do can affect the rest of your life.
If you are ever feeling down about yourself go to a counselor, teacher, friend, or parent. If you know anyone who is having self-esteem issues, try to talk and help him or her out.
Positive self-esteem can lead to happiness and great success. Even though it will take some time, it will all be worth it in the end.