Self-esteem and feelings of self-worth are particularly important to those of us with a mental illness, emotional trauma, and/or addiction.
Going into recovery, most of us start from a place of self-loathing, self-hatred, and/or extremely diminished self-worth created by years of abuse, toxic relationships, and acting out.
Sometimes quickly. Sometimes slowly. We crawl out if that abysmal pit to recognize our value as human beings and watch the “You are not good enough” message go up in flames.