Boost Your Self-Esteem

How is self-esteem a major role player in mental health? Self-esteem has a connection to every part of a person’s life. It can affect a person’s relationship, career, and health. If you find yourself in a rut with low self-esteem, reassess your situation to verify where you can start regaining a positive self-esteem boost.

Here are some helpful ways to boost your self-esteem:

  1. Pinpoint circumstances or conditions that pull down your self-esteem.
  2. Once you identify those circumstances, pay close attention to your feelings; you may feel positive, negative, or even neutral. The idea is to ensure honesty with yourself.
  3. Because you are assessing your thought process, this may be the opportunity to challenge the way you’re thinking. Here are some patterns that may lower your self-esteem:
    1. Changing positives into negatives.
    2. “If” thought process that dumps you in a negative light.
    3. Dwelling on the negative for long periods.
    4. Jumping to negative conclusions.
    5. Using your feelings as a fact.
    6. Downing and doubting yourself.
  4. Create more constructive and positive self-thoughts.

Take these four steps to boost your self-esteem for the better. It can make your relationships, career, and health positively smoother and elevate your mental health.

These steps are evidence-based, CBT – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques utilized at South Sound Behavioral Hospital, a safe place where we are serving people, empowering people, and inspiring hope.