How To Deal With Mental Health and Low Self Esteem
Mental health encompasses emotional, psychological, and social well-being, influencing cognition, perception, and behavior. It likewise determines how an individual handles stress, interpersonal relationships, and decision-making in their daily lives.
In reality, so many people give up on their aims, and relapse even so much that they give up (SUICIDE) because of ILL MENTALITY
In life today, so many people are smiling and even so not mentally stable
MENTAL HEALTH based on EMOTIONAL
EMOTIONAL – Am emotion is a feeling such as fear, happiness, anger, sadness or love which can be caused by the situation you’re in or the people you’re with .
This entails that your emotional feelings are based on the environment you’re in or the people around you
More so, we should make sure we’re with the right people because people’s presence really influence for we feel.
PSYCHOLOGICAL – The state of ones mind and thoughts.
In MENTAL HEALTH, ones thoughts and mindset is the most influential. It is so because we control our minds and direct our thoughts.
In other to achieve a positive MENTAL HEALTH, we ought to always put our minds on the goals and not think much about the process
And our thoughts on things that strain us should be minimal just for our MENTAL HEALTH sake.
SOCIAL WELL-BEING – A state where human needs are met and people are able to co-exist and adapt to present situations.
There is this big mirror in my bathroom. Whenever I want to have my bath I usually take some time to admire myself, I look at how much my beards have grown, my handsome face and my 5 packs and I will say to myself.
𝘾𝙝𝙖𝙞! 𝙂𝙤𝙙 𝙛𝙞𝙣𝙞𝙨𝙝 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙠 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙢𝙮 𝙗𝙤𝙙𝙞’ Lol.
However I realised that I could hardly see myself through the mirror after bathing because the mirror is usually foggy.
Then it occurred to me that there are a lot of people who can no longer see themselves as they truly are because the mirror through which they see themselves is fogged up with negative past experiences, toxic environments and emotional abuse. All these have given them a skewed perception of who they truly are at their core, it has affected their self esteem and also dampened their spirit.
What do you see whenever you look in the mirror, I mean what mental image of yourself do you have? Do you see yourself as someone who will never make it in life because that’s what your friends, parents or teacher has repeatedly told you?
Do you see yourself as someone who will never get a spouse because of the long history of broken relationships you have experienced?
Or you came from a background that has never had a millionaire or a graduate, thus you don’t see yourself as someone who could be any different.
Has your mirror been fogged up with any of these things that you no longer believe in yourself?
Have you been held hostage by low self-esteem?
𝙇𝙤𝙬 𝙨𝙚𝙡𝙛 𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙚𝙢 𝙞𝙨 𝙡𝙞𝙠𝙚 𝙙𝙧𝙞𝙫𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙝𝙧𝙤𝙪𝙜𝙝 𝙡𝙞𝙛𝙚 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙗𝙧𝙖𝙠𝙚 𝙤𝙣
Against all odds, you have to build a healthy self esteem.
Building self-esteem is a gradual process, and it can be especially challenging if you’ve had negative past experiences that have impacted your confidence and self-worth. Here are some tips that may help:
𝗥𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗴𝗻𝗶𝘇𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗻𝗴𝗲 𝗻𝗲𝗴𝗮𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗳-𝘁𝗮𝗹𝗸: The first step in building self-esteem is to identify any negative self-talk you may have. These are the negative thoughts you have about yourself, your abilities, and your worth. Once you identify them, challenge them by replacing them with positive affirmations.
𝗙𝗼𝗰𝘂𝘀 𝗼𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗴𝘁𝗵𝘀: Instead of dwelling on your weaknesses, focus on your strengths. Make a list of things you’re good at, and remind yourself of them regularly. Celebrate your achievements, no matter how small they may seem.
𝗣𝗿𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗳-𝗰𝗮𝗿𝗲: Taking care of yourself is an important part of building self-esteem. Get enough rest, eat healthily, exercise regularly, and engage in activities that make you happy. When you take care of your body, you feel better about yourself.
𝗦𝗲𝘁 𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗲𝘃𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗴𝗼𝗮𝗹𝘀: Set realistic goals for yourself and work towards achieving them. This will give you a sense of accomplishment and boost your self-confidence.
𝗦𝘂𝗿𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗳 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗽𝗼𝘀𝗶𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗽𝗲𝗼𝗽𝗹𝗲: Surrounding yourself with positive people who support and encourage you can be a great way to boost your self-esteem. Avoid people who bring you down or make you feel bad about yourself.
𝗦𝗲𝗲𝗸 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗳𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗵𝗲𝗹𝗽: If your negative past experiences have affected your mental health, consider seeking professional help. A therapist can help you work through your issues and develop healthy coping strategies.
Remember, building self-esteem is a process that takes time and effort. Be patient and kind to yourself, and keep working towards a positive self-image.