In 2012, Richard Robins, PhD, professor of psychology at the University of California, Davis, and his research team reported on a study of 3,617 adults conducted over 16 years identifying when self-esteem began to decline. The study was based on how participants responded to statements such as "I take a positive attitude toward myself".
The researchers reported that self-esteem generally began to decline around the age of sixty. This was believed to be a time when factors such as poor health, retirement, reduced income and disabilities became more prevalent. The loss of self-esteem is important since people who are less satisfied with life and less confident in their daily life tend to be more susceptible to depression.
To maintain self-esteem make life choices to stay socially connected by spending time and maintaining regular contact with family and friends, volunteering in your community, being active in social groups. In addition, take care of yourself physically by eating healthfully and exercising regularly. If you need motivation to make those good choices to maintain your self-esteem, hypnotherapy can give you a head start in enjoying those years after sixty.