Low self esteem is an individuals evaluation of their self-worth, There are many reasons why a person has low self-esteem. Examples of this include an Unhappy Childhood, failure in academics, traumatic life events or a relationship breakup.
How does Low self esteem effect our lives?
If you are suffering from low self esteem it may be effecting your social and work life. Also, you may want to avoid certain situations and stop trying new things. Having low self esteem can effect your mental health and lead to issues such as Anxiety and Depression.
Smoking and Drinking Alcohol excessively have been known as a coping mechanism for people with low self esteem.
If you feel you have Low Self Esteem we have listed below ten tips that we think can help guide you in the right direction to feeling confident and back to your usual self.
You Shouldn’t Feel Ashamed Going to Therapy
Many people turn a blind eye to Therapy as there is a stigma attached to it because many people think Therapy is only for the mentally ill. More and more in the 21st century, it is becoming acceptable as mental illness has much more awareness, Therapy is nothing to be ashamed of.
Exercising regularly can help improve your Mood
Physical Activity is a great way to improve your overall health and fitness. Exercising regularly can improve your mood making you feel less anxious and making you generally feel happier. When you workout it stimulates chemicals in your brain known as endorphins and dopamine which trigger a positive feeling in your body.
Healthy Eating is vital for your overall Health
Have you ever heard of the saying “you are what you eat”. Having a healthy diet is crucial regarding your overall health, feeling good and having good energy. When you generally are feeling Healthy this will help you in improving your Low self esteem.
Organisation is key to feeling in Control
We all have that feeling sometimes that our life is not manageable. It can make us feel anxious and stressed, so being organised can help you take control of your life. Make a habit of writing a daily or weekly list with all the important goals you want to achieve and stick to it, try not to get too distracted!
Being Assertive instead of always saying Yes
Some people find it hard to say no thinking that will they hate me for not saying yes to them? Being assertive and thinking before you answer can help you control stress and build your coping skills.
Start believing in Yourself
Believing in yourself means that you have faith in your ability. Looking in the mirror and repeating to yourself daily for a few moments that, I am confident, I am beautiful, I am worthy can help belief in yourself. It can also help you to learn about self-judgement, appreciation, compassion and self-love.
The benefits of meditation
There are many benefits involved with meditation that can help you improve your everyday life. Meditation can help you change your attitude towards life, Improve peace of mind and in the main make you feel happier.
Below we have listed benefits meditation can have:
- Gain a new perspective on stressful life events or situations
- Improving skills to cope with stress
- Raising self-awareness
- Being present
- Feeling less negative
- Increasing creativity and productivity
- Anger Management
- May manage symptoms of Illnesses
Finding the time to relax and have some Me time
We must find the time to relax and have time to ourselves, sometimes we don’t get the chance as we live in a fast-paced world. Whether you are a parent or have a demanding job, Having time to ourselves can help you feel less stressed. Research shows that enjoying time alone is linked to better life satisfaction and less chance of getting depression.
Don’t be so judgemental on Yourself
Understandably it’s difficult these days to not feel judged with social media taking over the world and everything is about likes and follows. We recommend limiting your time on Social Media to minimise feeling so judgemental on yourself.
Take up a challenge
We all have fears or nervousness when it comes to certain aspects of life. We are not saying jump out of a plane! Maybe take a dance class or travel to a place you have always wanted to visit. Taking on a challenge and fulfilling your goals will help to improve your self-esteem.