The Wellness Revolution Podcast with Amber Shaw

TWR 290: 3 Self Esteem Mistakes to Avoid When Going Through a Midlife Interruption or Divorce

Have you been struggling with your self-esteem and confidence lately? You’re not alone. We all go through that at one point in our lives. 


In this solo episode of the Wellness Revolution Podcast, I dive into the three common mistakes that can sabotage your efforts to rebuild your self-worth. I share the importance of avoiding tying your self-worth to external factors, such as your relationship status, weight, or success level. Otherwise, you’ll always be chasing an elusive goal, never feeling truly satisfied or confident in yourself. 


I discuss this specific scenario along with two other mistakes we often make that could be holding us back from building a strong sense of self. I also share practical tips for overcoming these obstacles so don’t miss this episode! 

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What I Discuss: 

01:25 Struggles with Self-Esteem and Confidence

02:22 The importance of focusing on yourself 

06:55 Introducing Renew You: A Program for Moms Over 35

09:19 Tying your self-worth to something external

13:37 Internalizing blame and engaging in negative self-talk

18:09 Neglecting self-care 


Key Takeaways:

  • Struggling with self-esteem and confidence is common for women in midlife.

  • Building self-worth is crucial for making positive changes in life.

  • Avoid tying self-worth to external factors like weight, relationship status, or success.

  • Internalizing blame is counterproductive and hinders self-esteem.

  • Neglecting self-care can negatively impact self-esteem and overall well-being.

  • Amber Shaw’s program, Renew You, offers support for moms over 35 going through divorce.