Thanks for joining. I think a group that focuses on self-esteem and confidence is really important to have on DS.
Since a lot of illnesses such as depression and anxiety (some say) stems from low self esteem in early childhood.
And that would be true in my case. I would always end up pairing up with a bestie who was more confident/outgoing then I was, in hopes that some of her crazy energy would rub off onto me. Instead the exact opposite happened. Those girls (I believe subconsciously) would see me as an easy target- someone who was polite, nice, always said yes. someone who wasn't agressive- didn't like arguing and confrontation.
Now that I think about it I've allowed even my best of friends to take advantage of my personality traits- which makes them turn out to be more horrible in my eyes and in their eyes, somebody they can have a good digg at now and again and never get pulled up for it!! ok had to vent haha............so now i've been diagnosed with depression+anxiety. The depressions eased off thanks to zoloft but the anxiety is still mighty high!! but in the mean time, while i'm soughting out all the meds- we should get this little group going!
Post your story/tips on improving self esteem/ or even let us know how you've overcome this problem (lucky ppl!)
ok enough about me
Hope to see some of your DS's on here to share your story!