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Ways to Improve Self Esteem to Boost Mental Health Recovery Progress

Ways to Improve Self Esteem to Boost Mental Health Recovery Progress

  • Posted at Nov 22, 2021
  • Written by Rebecca

Dealing with mental health issues comes with a number of debilitating symptoms. One of the most common symptoms of people living with mental health issues is problems with self esteem. This is a common occurrence in people living with a variety of mental health issues as these conditions can make people feel isolated, misunderstood, and even guilty. However, mental health issues aren’t something that has to take away your self esteem. You can learn to love yourself and accept who you are regardless of the mental health diagnosis you’ve been given. Fortunately, for people dealing with this common issue in mental health recovery, there are a few ways to improve self esteem that can work to boost self image and acceptance.

Practice Daily Affirmations

Reminding ourselves that we are of worth and that we deserve love can help us begin to believe it. Affirmations are these reminders that you can practice on a daily basis in order for yourself to train your brain into believing these reminders. Practice your affirmations by telling yourself that you are worthy of love, you are beautiful, you are deserving of mental health healing, and that you love yourself. After a while, you’ll start to notice the difference and how your brain has adapted to a healthier and more positive way of thinking about yourself.

Remember to be Grateful About What you do Have

It’s easy to get caught up in negative thoughts about oneself. But, when we remind ourselves of what we do have rather than what we don’t, we can be present and thankful for our lives and who we are. So, practice gratitude by listing out the things you do like about yourself, what you’re thankful for in your daily life, and listing off the people that love you. When we are better at practicing gratitude, we are better prepared to remain in a positive mindset about ourselves, where we are in life, and what we are doing to help ourselves get better and obtain mental health wellbeing.

Don’t Skip Out on the Things You Enjoy

When we’re doing the things we love, we’re more likely to love ourselves. So, don’t neglect yourself from doing the things you love, whatever that may be! If you love music, practice creating music or listening to your favorite songs. If you love nature, go for a daily walk. No matter what your interests are, it’s important to do what you enjoy. As we get older, our responsibilities can start to take over our lives. And, we can begin to neglect to do or even forget what brings us joy. But, remembering and engaging in these activities is a big part of boosting and maintaining self-confidence.

Get Help for Self-Confidence and Mental Health Issues at Yellowbrick

Here at Yellowbrick, we go about treating mental health issues that can come with symptoms of negative self-image and self-confidence with evidence-based practices. Our therapies identify and treat neurological issues that can be the result of developed mental health symptoms. And, our psychotherapies can help individuals identify ways to pinpoint and address brain function that can be the result of negative and debilitating mental health issues that include negative thinking, cognitive functioning, and even poor self-esteem.

Learn about our evidence-based neurological approach to mental health therapy on our website today. And, find out how we help emerging adults with their mental health journey by offering a number of different modes of treatments.

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