Coping With Stress and Self-Esteem
Raising self-esteem is one of the most common stress issues that we face when discovering how to cope with stress effectively. Your self-esteem and your self-confidence are directly related, yet they are independent issues. From self-esteem challenges, you might find a need for a different approach to stress management, so below you’ll find 3 tips that will help you.
Do you remember the first encounters you had with self-esteem issues?
For example, I remember when I was a teenager, I really suffered a lot from lack of self-esteem issues. I would avoid dates and such to the point that I would feel sick to my stomach just thinking about talking with “potential dates” or going out in social gatherings. I was extremely introverted and rather quiet when it came to socializing.
I was also embarrassed about nearly everything including my height, my weight, my skin and even my voice, which caused me to avoid all possible contact with the opposite sex. Can you remember any self-esteem issues like that?
Having a family with a strong bond was really helpful. I remember my older brother telling me that he also had self-esteem issues and had also gone through embarrassment concerning the opposite sex when he was my age. No matter how alone you might feel, you’re never the only one going through these types of issues.
Self-Esteem in Men and Women
In this respect, there is no difference between males and females because we all need to practice new ways to cope with stress of this nature. One of the greatest tools I’ve discovered is to stay positive and employ laughter therapy because it goes a long way in keeping your positive energy up to par.
Positive thinking to solve self-confidence and self-esteem issues in men and women can go a long way. When you maintain a positive attitude, you can achieve greater results in anything from work, studies, family relations, to even personal relationships.
How To Let Your Mind Tools Help You With Your Self-Esteem
Here Are 3 Tips To Help You Enhance Your Self-Esteem
Let Go of Your Inner Critic and Focus on Your Qualities
I had to stop thinking of what was wrong with me and focus on what is good that made me stand out. I found out that I can shine my best when I engage in sports; I excelled in swimming so I decided to focus my positive energy to improve my craft. Soon enough, I was able to build my confidence enough to meet new friends who frequent the pool, who were also athletic types, like me.
Let A Positive Outlook Be Your Best Friend
Make each day a new day to build your new inner self-confidence and to discover and affirm new positive things about yourself. When I slowly began to enjoy school because of my new self-esteem from sports, I then let that positive energy dwell in other areas of my life. I started thinking about what else I could do to make school life better instead of wallowing in pity.
I have learned that when a person feels positive on the inside, it instantly reveals itself on the outside. If you attach yourself to one really good thing about yourself, you can let that positive energy spread to enhance other areas of your life, with effectiveness and ease.
Keep Good Company
When we surround ourselves with negative thoughts and energy, we tend to feel down as well. This is one of the major reasons why stress management techniques are so vitally important.
When is the last time you did a spring cleaning of the company you keep?
There is no time like the present to take a good inventory of the people you spend your time with.
Let the April showers shower the negative people out of your regular routine so that you can be sure to have May flowers in full blossom.
Breaking free from my usual company made me feel much better about myself, so look for some ways to create more private time that you spend getting to know and cultivate your new inner self more. Embrace your capacity to smile more and laugh more and soon you will find yourself feeling better about yourself and the world around you, as well.
These types of techniques not only enhance your self-esteem, but they also make stress management much easier to accomplish by placing you in the right mindset to overcome any challenge!
Here’s to your self-esteem success!
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