Low self esteem is one of the most common causes of unhappiness. Unpleasant experiences throughout life may leave emotional scars that make us feel inadequate, socially and intellectually.
Many people use food, alcohol or cigarettes to mask their emotions whilst others may sabotage relationships or lack direction in life.
Happiness can be improved by understanding life experiences that have affected your well-being. These experiences may cause you to doubt the way people perceive you, impacting negatively on your self expression. This often results in loss of confidence, leading to unhappy feelings and thoughts.