Do you struggle with self-doubt and feel like you can’t achieve your aspirations and goals? You’re not alone! Having a vision for a fulfilling life is great, but it can be challenging to make it a reality when you lack a dependable sense of health esteem. Health esteem refers to how we value and appreciate our own health and mental wellness. It’s common to feel like there’s a lot of untapped potential within you, but that you’re unable to reliably access it due to feeling low self-confidence and self-esteem.
However, there’s good news! With some effort, you can improve your sense of self-worth and celebrate your abilities. Celebrating and boosting our health esteem is important as it helps us to maintain a positive attitude towards our health and well-being. Below are just a few ways to celebrate and bolster your health esteem:
Acknowledge Your Achievements
It’s important to recognize and celebrate the small victories along the way. Whether it’s hitting a fitness goal, overcoming an injury, or simply taking care of your mental and emotional health, acknowledging and celebrating your achievements can help boost your health esteem. To help both acknowledge your own achievements and the achievements of important people in your life, you can also start a gratitude journal. This usually involves writing down a few things that you are grateful for each day, including your health and well-being. This can help you to focus on the positive aspects and people in your life toward bolstering your health esteem.
In a fast-paced society where long work hours and unused vacations are the norm, it’s easy to fall into the trap of feeling like you must constantly be productive. This constant pressure can take away from important opportunities for self-care. However, by taking a step back and engaging in self-care activities, you can release stress and reset your mind and body to be at their optimal level for productivity. Make time for self-care activities that make you feel good, such as getting a massage, taking a bath, practicing a hobby you’re passionate about, or going for a walk. These activities not only help you to feel better physically, but can also boost positive thinking and feelings about yourself with endorphins released from.
Surround Yourself With Positive People
The people you surround yourself with can have a significant impact on your health esteem. Surrounding yourself with positive, supportive people can help you to feel good about yourself, your health, and the goals you value. In fact, research has shown that individuals who surround themselves with people who try to maintain positive outlooks tend to be happier and have a greater sense of well-being. The happiness of one person can positively impact the mood of another, creating a cycle of uplifted spirits. This can help you to feel good about your relationships and your health, and also boost your overall well-being.
Focus On What You Can Do, Not What You Can’t
Sometimes, we can get so caught up in what we can’t do that we forget to focus on what we can. Focusing on what you can do, rather than what you can’t, helps you to see the positive aspects of your health and well-being and can bolster your mental health and self esteem. Setting achievable goals for yourself and working towards them can help you to feel good about your health and well-being. Additionally, focusing on smaller goals day-by-day- or week-to-week can add up and motivate you to make more challenging goals for yourself that you become more comfortable with. Make sure to set achievable goals that are realistic for you, and celebrate your achievements along the way.
The Lehigh Center for Clinical Research is dedicated to finding effective solutions to support self-care, health esteem, and mental well-being. If you are looking to address mental health concerns, we invite you to reach out to us. You can even apply to become a participant in one of our clinical research studies, including those for depression, and receive a consultation with a board-certified physician at no cost. Don’t miss this chance to take a step towards improving your mental health today!