Self-esteem is how we feel about ourselves. It’s based on our opinions and beliefs about ourselves, which can feel difficult to change. Everyone experiences self-esteem differently. Your self-esteem might change suddenly. Maybe your self-esteem has been low for a while.
which is why it’s so important to know how to manage it when we’re feeling the strain.
So what is Self Esteem?
People who have healthy self-esteem tend to feel good about themselves and about life. We’re better able to deal with life’s ups and downs when we have it. People who have low self-esteem see themselves and their lives differently than people with high self-esteem. As a result, we feel less capable of tackling life’s challenges.
Simply put, self-esteem is how we value and perceive ourselves based on our beliefs and opinions.
It’s undeniable that self-esteem and mental health are connected. Mental health problems can lead to low self-esteem, making it hard to cope or improve. With this in mind, we wanted to share some techniques for improving your self-esteem:
Recognise what you’re good at.
Everybody’s good at something, learning to recognise that and incorporate it into your everyday life can help make you feel better about yourself.
Build positive relationships.
We all have our problems, but it’s not good to take them out on others. Building positive relationships is crucial to helping us cope.
Be kind to yourself
There will be times in life when we may not see ourselves in the best light. t’s important to be kind to ourselves even when we make a mistake.
Throughout the month we’ve looked at self-esteem and how it can affect us and our mental health, so we wanted to take today as an opportunity to discuss how we can help boost others with their self-esteem.
Everyone loves a bit of positive feedback, even if it’s just as little as saying they look good on the day. Try giving some people you know a compliment to help brighten their day!
It can be easy to get caught up when you’re having a laugh with your mates, but remember to laugh with them, not at them. Humour can be a great mood-raiser but can easily turn sour.