Self-esteem is the way we see ourselves when we are in front of the mirror or when we think about our attitudes. It can be what we think of our own body, its shapes, our hair, our skin. It can also be what we think of our abilities and capabilities, at work or study, and even in our relationships in general.

low self-esteem probably has a great number of reasons behind it. Usually what we do is attack the most obvious part that makes us feel bad about ourselves , and our body is usually the first to suffer. How many people consult psychologists, saying how sad they feel with themselves, because they are fat, ugly, with hair that they do not want or lack of hair, with horrible skin and a long list of complaints? Know what are the signs that we have self-esteem problems .

Why do we have low self-esteem?

The ugly and the bad that we think of ourselves many times is not something that was born from our perspective of reality, but can have a direct or indirect influence from people who point it towards us since we were children. And when self-esteem is too low, no diet or treatment in the world can make us feel totally satisfied with our body, when the enemy lives in our own head.

Why do we have a tendency to negative thoughts about ourselves?

Our minds are programmed from the beginning to think about our physical appearance because the world that surrounds us constantly offers us models with which we must make comparisons, however, not only there is the problem, we also add our own ghosts and beliefs.

We must stop to reflect on how we are feeding these derogatory thoughts about ourselves . We have to learn about the “truths” that were built throughout our lives, that are on the way for us so that we can feel full and capable of achieving our dreams.

Nourishing the mind and soul is essential to making peace with the body and gaining confidence in ourselves. Many times the absence of this communion with oneself can make us feel incompetent, weak and worthless. And when we realize that there is nothing wrong with our way of being and how we behave (although there is always something to learn and improve), we begin to be able to use our minds and our emotions as allies to achieve what we seek. in life .

How to raise self-esteem

How, then, are we going to start building self-esteem effectively? With these 3 tips you can learn to see the image you have of yourself, your body and mind in a different way.

1. Know what foods favor the mind

Each food has a specific benefit that makes us feel more willing and happier to live, and that anyone may have noticed. Eating each meal as if well-being depended on it, not only for pleasure, but for how we will feel about ourselves later.

Instead of focusing on reducing certain foods in the diet and prohibiting eating what you like, you should start with the simple addition of foods that serve so that the neurotransmitters and hormones responsible for mood are supplied correctly. This has a direct impact on how we feel about ourselves . The edibles that help us the most in this regard are plants and seeds, especially those rich in omega 3 fatty acids, such as walnuts, avocados and dried fruits in general.

2. Work every area of ​​our life

Each dimension of our life must be nurtured carefully to feel complete. Much of our self-esteem comes from the pleasure we allow ourselves to feel in all aspects of our lives. If we do not offer ourselves this opportunity and only remain at the mercy of circumstances, we lose our desire to live life fully, which is the source of our sense of self-worth.

Another common mistake is to pay our attention to only one aspect of our life, with this the possibility of feeling less value increases greatly. That is why it is important that we focus on each moment and as we are nurturing each of these areas, and see if any need more attention and care, it is necessary to know that it is our responsibility to do something to change our relationship with ourselves .

3. Understand what we need

Only when we feel nurtured in every area of ​​our lives have we built a foundation for healthy and lasting self-esteem . Cultivating self-confidence, listening carefully and compassionately to what our body and mind tell us, is essential. Understand what makes our eyes shine, and not because it has a specific function in life, but because it makes our spirits happy. You can do artistic activities, dance, sing, play with children or animals, etc. The idea here is to feel that beyond self-esteem, our essence is being fed by something that only makes sense to ourselves, and this will give us confidence that we can be more complete.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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