How to Improve Your Mental Health & Regain Your Self-Esteem
Self-esteem is an invisible yet valuable quality that can rise and fall depending on the influential factors around you.
Your mental health and emotional wellbeing are intrinsically linked to your self-confidence and self-esteem. If you personally feel as though both have been somewhat lacking of late, then this article is for you.
Here is how to improve your mental health and regain your self-esteem for a better and stronger you.
Move Away from Perfectionism
First and foremost, when you place more and more pressure on yourself, you will only ever set yourself up for failure when it comes to the expectations you set. Even if you have spent a lifetime trying to be perfect in every area of your life, it is time to press the brakes.
Perfectionism, in terms of a single task (particularly at work), is not overtly detrimental to your self-esteem on its own. Still, if you continually strive for perfection in everything you do, personal satisfaction will likely be permanently unattainable.
Strive to Challenge Negative Thoughts
Another important change to how you approach your attitude toward yourself and your life is to start challenging your brain when you automatically think of something negative or are over-critical about your behaviors.
CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) holds this challenging of your thoughts and behaviors to help you more effectively view yourself as the basis of the practice. If you are starting to experience periods of low mood and even depressive thoughts and symptoms, then it is important to make an appointment with your medical doctor as soon as you can, to discuss this.
Start Appreciating Your Body
Obviously, there are many ways in which your mental health is influenced and impacted, both positively and negatively, by your physical health, which includes your appearance and how you dress and hold yourself.
It may be a case of just changing the clothes you wear to better project a more confident persona (even if you do not feel so on the inside), or you may suffer from low self-esteem due to a facial feature you are not happy with.
From quick and painless laser hair removal in Reno to chemical peels and even Botox injections, numerous non-invasive treatments exist to fight against the natural signs of aging and to help you embrace how you look and amplify your natural beauty.
Understand the Key Components of Self-Esteem
Finally, and as you would expect, your self-esteem is a complicated force within you and is made up of much more than how happy you are in yourself and how fulfilled you feel right now.
The key components of self esteem are in how confident you feel as a person, your security in your sense of identity and knowing who you are, and asserting where you belong both at home and in the workplace. It also means that you must believe in your abilities, skills, and aptitude. If you have trouble with any of this, then there is some good advice in the old adage ‘fake it ‘til you make it’, if you can make people believe that you are confident and have high self esteem, then you will start genuinely feeling it.