According to a new study conducted at Griffith University in Australia, low self-esteem could be helped with mindfulness.
It is typical among us humans to focus on how much success we’ve had in comparison to others. If we don’t succeed and feel our peers are doing better than us, our self-esteem can plummet.
Researchers have found that developing mindfulness skills could help to enhance self-esteem regardless of our success and the achievements of those around us.
Two studies involving undergraduate psychology students highlighted this link.
In the first study, researchers gave the students a questionnaire to identify their individual levels of self-esteem and mindfulness skills.
Four aspects of mindfulness were anticipated to have a positive effect on self-esteem: