Self-Esteem, though it may be an abstract concept in the way that those who do not already have it, find it more difficult to imagine what it would be like; it is very important.
It is important that we work on our self-esteem as it heavily influences our choices and decisions, serving as a motivational function by making it more or less likely that we will be able to take care of ourselves and explore our full potential.
Self-esteem is crucial to our mental health and helps us to build healthy, long-lasting friendships and relationships with those around us.
Though self-esteem is not a mental health condition within itself; it does have some clear links. The way that we feel about ourselves often coincides with our overall mental health and wellbeing.
Low self-esteem can lead to poor relationships with loved ones as we are more likely to push people away in times of need when we think/feel so little of ourselves.
We are less likely to strive for our goals in life if we have little belief in ourselves, bringing reduced motivation which can lead to depression and other mental health disorders such as anxiety.
Although it may not be easy to boost our self-esteem; especially if we have never had it before, or if we have been through something that has broken our self-esteem, it is not impossible. We are more than capable of rebuilding what we may have lost, we can take those all important steps towards boosting our self-esteem and improving our mental health. We just need to be ready to make that commitment as well as ask for help if and when we need to.
Check our next blog post for some tips and hints for boosting your self-esteem.