Your personal opinion of yourself, or self-esteem, has a major impact on every aspect of your life. Joshua Holloway, LCPC, and the team at Open Door Wellness Center in Great Falls, Montana, want to help you build and maintain a healthy self-esteem so you can achieve all of your goals. Call Open Door Wellness Center today to schedule.
Your self-esteem is important because it affects how you feel about yourself, which influences the choices you make in life. Your self-esteem affects your:
There’s also evidence that a person’s self-esteem affects physical health. People who feel better about themselves are more likely to engage in health-promoting behaviors like exercise.
Your thoughts about yourself, past experiences, and relationships influence your self-esteem. How you feel about yourself is based on messages you receive throughout the course of your life.
You might struggle with low self-esteem if you grew up around people who were highly critical. You may also have a low opinion of yourself if you struggled in school or had a financial setback.
Physical and mental health issues also affect self-esteem. People with anxiety and depression may suffer from low self-esteem.
How you see and react to things in your life affects your self-esteem. You can improve your self-esteem by changing your self-talk. Negative thoughts lead to negative feelings and behaviors.
When you make a mistake, take a step back and look at the situation objectively. Instead of focusing on what you did wrong, look for what you did right. Treat yourself the same way you would treat a friend, with kindness and support.
Use positive affirmations to change negative thoughts. Make a list of all your good qualities and accomplishments and add to it every day.
You can also improve your self-esteem by taking care of yourself, getting regular exercise, eating a balanced diet, and doing things that make you happy.
You should seek professional help at Open Door Wellness Center for your self-esteem if it’s affecting your emotional or physical well-being or you feel your low self-esteem is holding you back from achieving your goals.
The team conducts a thorough evaluation to better understand how you think and feel and identify underlying mental health issues that may contribute to your low self-esteem.
They use psychotherapy to improve self-esteem, helping you identify your strengths and giving you the tools you need to build self-confidence.
Call Open Door Wellness Center or use the online booking button to learn how to improve your self-esteem today.