I have horribly low self-esteem, I usually just lock myself in my house when my family goes out because I feel so awkward whene I'm out with them. I have some talents like making films and playing music, and people always compliment me on it but their compliments just fly past me. I used to stay up all night thinking of what I'm going to say to some girl that I like and the next day when I have a chance to say it I just dont because it just sounds stupid, Now I can barley even stay awake I sleep all the time because I just cant deal with people. I drink coffee and it still doesnt work. I just need to now how accept peoples compliments and convey whats on my mind.
Improving self-esteem is a slow process, but it can happen. Treating your depression and anxiety is going to be important - it's your depression that keeps you from accepting the compliments.Remember that you have worth just from being a person. You don't have to prove anything. You don't have to pretend to be a different person. You don't have to be perfect; you can get things wrong; you can muddle and stammer and just be human.
I am an amazingly clumsy person. I'm also silly, act half my age, and take nothing seriously. Very carefree. I view myself as a child, I don't feel like an adult, I always feel childish and it makes me insecure, and really really selfconfidentless at times, I had it in my head at one point that my now husband, wouldn't want to be with me, because he might feel like he's dating a child. I still kind of have it in the back of my mind, but at the same time, I learned all the positives about me, and the way I am. I'm silly, care free, stress-free at times, and I have fun in every situation, its all about learning the positives at what we think are negatives.