Ok a bit embarrassed but i suffer anhedonia, lack of pleasure in anything so mostly the only thing i can feel is fear
Ive tried practicing being confident or assertive but i can’t do it, im like a mouse tbh. I struggle feeling worthless and the voices play on this. My sense of self is very low self esteem. I feel intimidated by everyone and hubby ugh
Im a train wreck honestly. Ive been trying to deal with it since teenager and im in my forties
As far as self esteem goes, maybe you can try building it back up by trying something small and relatively non-complicated— maybe make an easy and healthy meal or snack, color something, or try something a little out of your comfort zone.
Just the fact that you’re trying something, and accomplishing a small goal can help build up some self esteem and get your momentum going to try something bigger if you’d like.
I had the same problems. Ruined my life. Never found love and lack of emotional support made it difficult to handle boring jobs. I don’t really know what the chemical imbalance is, if things are too overwhelming or seem hopeless.