“I’m not an alcoholic! I don’t have a problem! I’m fine.”
We’ve all heard the word denial before but few stick to it so vehemently as the high functioning alcoholic. There are many ways of telling yourself that you don’t have a problem and those around you might also support this idea, but when alcohol is a problem both you and others may begin to suffer.
Self esteem: how your think about yourself and how your thinking makes you feel.
Feelings are linked to our emotional core which guides us through our lives. When you begin to have negative thoughts about who you are and what you do, you head down a slippery slope away from a happy fulfilling life. Feeling good about who you are and how you handle yourself is vital to good mental health.