Self Esteem & Happiness
At one point or another, most people struggle with feelings of low self worth. But what happens when these feelings drag on for months - or years?
Prolonged feelings of inadequacy, saying harsh, self-critical things to yourself, and feeling inferior to others can lead to depression, anxiety, poor motivation and performance, unhealthy relationships – and cause you to feel generally miserable.
Although it might be hard to see right now, you can change the way you think and feel about yourself. It is possible to feel happier, more confident in and proud of your abilities and to become more satisfied with yourself and your relationships.
If you feel you might be experiencing self esteem issues and want to talk to someone about it, call (309) 438-3655 or come directly to Room 320 of the Student Services Building to schedule an initial appointment.
Happiness is not an elusive goal. Happiness is related to your personal values and the choices you make in your daily life.
There are things that you can do to bring more happiness into your life. The following links provide information about how people everywhere can maximize their happiness.
Coping With College Articles (PDF)
- Perfectionism: What is it? Am I one? Can I change?
- Open Your Shades and Enjoy the View
- Sustaining Happiness
- Developing a Self-identity
- On Being Resilient
- Self-Acceptance Key to Making Changes
- Excess Emotional Baggage
- Optimism and Pessimism: Is Your Glass Half Empty?
- In Search of Self
- The Pursuit of Happiness
- Self Care
- Independent Thinker
Links to Other Resources