Rebuilding Your Self-Esteem: A Guide for Would-Be North Carolina Social Security Disability Beneficiaries

Social Security Disability beneficiaries (or people who want to collect benefits) often endure epic crises of confidence and self-esteem.

When you are healthy, you can engage with the world in positive ways that you take for granted. For instance, you can smile easily, respond to emails in a timely fashion, and listen to other people with intense concentration. When you suffer serious injury or illness, however, you suddenly can find yourself unable to engage effectively with other people, and you may find that your self-talk turns increasingly negative and dire.

Even if you were a happy, content person before you accident/illness; today, you may find yourself bereft of emotional and physical support and spending an inordinate amount time dwelling on mortality, your pain, and the “lack of” fairness and abundance in your life.

Unfortunately, without appropriate self-esteem and self-confidence, you may lack the fortitude to pursue your Social Security Disability case most effectively. For instance, let’s say you go to the doctor and complain about 10 symptoms, but you notice that the doctor is not writing down what you’re saying. Since you have read our Social Security Disability blog, you know that your doctor should always write down your complaints, so that you can make the best case to the judge. But because you are so unconfident and fatigued, you say nothing. As a result, the doctor fails to record your symptoms, and your potential case suffers just a little bit.

If you extrapolate that kind of behavior — that meekness — over weeks and months, you get the picture. You may not get the benefits that you need, and this lack of support can provoke a further spiral of self-doubt and financial/physical problems for you.

Obviously, your self-esteem and self-confidence are important for reasons that transcend your Social Security Disability benefit case. And obviously, fixing deep-seated psychological distress is not something that you can do by popping a pill or watching a special web video or doing anything once. There are no magic pills to increasing confidence and self-esteem. However, once you understand you may have endured psychological trauma because of your injury or illness, then you can focus on taking corrective action and treating your psychological issues seriously.

For instance, you may benefit from therapy or meditation or changes in your diet. You might even enjoy hypnotherapy to increase your self-confidence. No single methodology can overnight give you deep inner confidence and self-esteem. But if you focus on managing this problem — getting the help you need — then you might save yourself some serious heartache.

If you are looking for more resources about how to handle your Social Security Disability case, get in touch with the experienced people at the Law Offices of Michael A. DeMayo. We are here to help and listen to you — and provide you with diverse, innovative resources to solve your problems. Call us now at (877) 529-1222.