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Tips for Better Self-Esteem

Better self-esteem is in your hands

Confidence and security naturally help with better self-esteem. However, it can feel as though everyone is surrounded by the portrayal of perfection. Which can make it hard to feel content with our own lives. Low self-esteem can compound several behavioral health conditions, including depression, anxiety, and substance use. Changing how you perceive yourself can, at first, seem like a daunting task, but raising your self-esteem can have monumental effects.

All change is a process and requires consistent effort. But it’s completely doable for anyone! Start by picking any one of the following tips or try to incorporate them all slowly.

Avoid comparisons

Remember that circumstances are different for everyone. Everyone has their own set of difficulties in life. The best way to approach this is by only comparing yourself to one person: you. By limiting your focus, you can evaluate how far you have come as individual, approach who you want to be, and strive to be that person.

Be mindful

Catch yourself when you start thinking negatively. For every negative statement that you think about a scenario, try to come up with two positive things to counteract it. By doing so, you can restructure how you approach things in your life and break free from cycles of negativity.

Appreciate yourself

Take time to acknowledge your own growth every day. Additionally, think of how you’ve evolved as a person and appreciate something about yourself. If you find that difficult, start out slowly by thinking of something positive every morning before you get out of bed. Work up to writing three specific things you appreciate every day about yourself. You can record your responses and on hard days, you can inspire yourself by reading them for better self-esteem.

See the good in others

How we treat others can reflect our own self-worth. Helping others can make you feel more positive about yourself. You don’t have to go completely out of the way to help someone but do small things like encouraging someone when they are down, help them carry something, or even hold a door open for them.

What if that’s still not enough?

Lifeline Connections is committed to long-term mental wellness for our patients. We offer an integrated, holistic approach that includes therapy and case management. Our doctors specialize in the treatment of co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders, working to solve ones that have a compounding effect. Contact us and reclaim your life.

Contact a doctor for a referral or find a therapist. They can work to design a custom plan for wellness. Secure treatment is over the phone or computer with telehealth, providing coping skills for grief, loss, depression and anxiety. They will work with you one-on-one to get you feeling better.

 

11 Comments

  • Amanda

    Will definitely be coming to this website more often,and show this to my therapist the next time we see us.

  • Carmen Gloria

    Would like to discuss and consider therapy.

  • Elizabeth Thoman

    Trying to look at life in a different perspective can be hard especially when it seems like things don't go well...but there's always a lesson that can be learned...

  • Roberto Barbosa

    SELF-ESTEEM IS A VITAL BEHAVIOR FOR ONE TO ACHIEVE ANYTHING IN LIFE. SOCIETY EXPERTS SHOULD FOCUS & WORK HARD ON THAT ADDRESSING PARENTAL EDUCATION , SCHOOLS, COMPANIES, ETC. One Big reasons there has been a bunch of mass shootings in the US is exactly related to LACK of SELF-ESTEEM. THANKS to LifeLineConnections to bring this crucial topic out. Rbt. B.

  • Cheryl L

    I lost my husband to and a half years ago and it seems I want to lean on my sons my three sons too much and I can't seem to quit bothering them for things I need to get away from that and learn to be a mother to them instead of having them do things for me I need to change that to be a parent instead of them feeling like they are the ones that have to console me there all three of my sons are married so I should be the one to console them through things One of my sons is also lost his wife during the time that I lost my husband so I know he's going through bad things too and he is 53 of no he's 51 so I need to change my life and be a better parent I'm trying but it is very hard seems I'm very needy and I need to quit that so if you have any suggestions I am open to them Thank you

    • Tersia

      Join volunteer groups to be of service and doing this also will keep you busy and less time to think about your situation and meet new people, and have new experiences. The rest of the time, pray and sing songs to praise God for all the blessings around . Have a beautiful life as it is a precious gift.

  • DONNA

    Oh, PLEASE, don't be so hard on yourself! You raised your boys & how many years out of YOUR life did you devote THEM needing you! If it's making you feel guilty, sit & talk with them, & see how they really feel about being there for you more. And your son, who lost his wife...maybe helping you is actually helping himself by focusing on making life easier for someone he loves instead of dwelling on his pain. You may be helping him to not be so depressed. I beg of you..don't question if you are being a bother. If your kids are anything like my kids, they will tell you when they've had enough!! Do small things for them..bake cookies, babysit, try & help them as they help you. And No..you aren't needy. Losing a spouse after many many years, is a difficult change in one's life. They are missing him too, I'm sure. Let this time be when you & your boys and even their wives, become closer as a family!

    • Rebecca bethel

      I have no job and I feel like i.m lose

  • Rebecca bethel

    I feel like i.m sad all the time and every time people see me they talk about me so bad it hurts me

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