Low self-esteem seems to be common in society today! I am continually surprised that people have such a low opinion of themselves. Why is that?
I know I had a difficult time with self-esteem when I was growing up; my self-worth was extremely low. I was very self conscious and worried about what people thought of me. I got more confidence as I got older and a few years ago I had a breakthrough and finally felt great about myself! I really was happy in my own skin!
Well, as I approach the mid-century mark I'm starting to go backwards. I think I've identified what my issue is; I think I have this mental image of myself as a young 40 year old guy. And what I see in the mirror is something else.
I don't expect to see some old guy looking back at me.
I know everyone gets older. I know life is constantly changing. I know gravity takes over and things get saggy; and creaky; and wobbly and wrinkled! UGH!
People tell me that age is just a number. I know that I shouldn't compare myself to others, there always will be someone in better and in worse shape than me. Friends tell me I look great. They tell me that I'm very active and I don't look my age. But believing all that is easier said than done.
Maybe I'm just feeling fat and ugly because I'm getting over a sinus infection and haven't been to the gym in over a week!
Pity Party; table of one!