Rebuilding Your Self-Esteem After an Acquired Physical Disability

Source: Meaningful Independence

Author/Writer: Davina Tiwari

Date of publication: May 13, 2020


Persons with new disabilities may question their value and self-worth. This article provides tips to help you break the cycle of self-criticism and rebuild your self-esteem as you navigate your new normal.

Key Findings

Living with a new disability can be challenging. Your body may look different or function differently, and you may need to navigate a new way of living and experiencing the world around you. When things seem hard and out of your control, you may fixate on what you perceive to be flaws or weaknesses in yourself. This can lead to a decrease in self-esteem and a sense of being “stuck.” However, there are things that you can do to catch your self-criticism and manage your self-esteem.

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