How you feel about yourself is the easiest definition of self-esteem. How you view yourself in your mind, the self-talk you engage in makes up the aura and energy that you exude both inside and outside.
The self-esteem makes up the engine that drives your whole being, what drives you to be yourself and go for things that make you happy and inspire you.
That said, the past few months have not been the best. For sure, Coronavirus has altered our lives in one way or another. Some faucets being the very ones that fuel our engine, our self-esteem.
For instance, pay cuts, job losses, illness, loss of a loved one, and anxiety you name it. We have been through a rough patch. The knee jack response, consequently, is a straightforward one, to languish in the feels which honestly makes everything worse if we are being totally raw.
But is it a good coping mechanism? Sure not. But no pressure, take one step at a time, the year has three more months to salvage what feels like has been lost.
So here’s how to take the baby steps out of the dark and into the sunshine.
I know, one can often feel in a very vulnerable state. It is not abnormal to struggle with feeling low particularly in an environment where everyone seems to be having the best time ever on socials.
But a wise man once said, ‘a problem shared is a problem half solved’. Trust, chatting with a confidant eases the tension. With a third party, you are able to have a different view of the problem. Overthinking situations are then highlighted not to mention the one on one that leaves you feeling relived.
2. Get Out
As much as you want to just chill and slack after work and over the weekend, you need to get out and get busy. Go for a run, a picnic, meet someone, walk, swim window shopping, or site seeing.
You do not need to spend any money but you need to get out. Feel the sun and set your fears and worry away. Relax and unwind. As trivial as it might sound, in that state of mind, you will be surprised at how much it helps in alleviating the stress.
3. Work in
Looking in, and practising self awareness is essential to healing. You need to be there for yourself and be kind.
Seek out additional resources such as podcasts, music, poetry, art, or motivational speeches to help you along the road to healing. Find what works for you and consume it. Having a positive perspective in your mind helps drown the cynical. Eventually, you swim to shore, closer to a better brighter you.
Self-esteem and how you view yourself comes from how you feel inside. So getting that sorted out, finding peace and zen within then helps push you closer to feeling good about yourself. It gets you sober and aware of the realization that you are great and are doing all that you can.