Struggling with Depression? Tips on How to Build Your Self-Esteem
August 5, 2017
Struggling with depression can be a very different journey for many people.
For some people depression can be environmental and a result of things happening around them, and in other cases it can be genetic.
The following information is a very rudimentary guide to building your self-esteem. We recommend talking to a counsellor, psychologist or health care professional for a more comprehensive and tailored care plan.
It might sound like a simple solution, but exercise has been proven to boost self-esteem. As they say, healthy body, healthy mind.
- Exercise can help lift your mood through the natural release of endorphins and a great sense of achievement.
- Depression can be exhausting, but exercise can help boost your energy levels.
- Exercise can assist with better sleeping patterns.
- Exercise provides focus and a distraction.
Whilst there is no particular super-food that can cure depression and boost your self-esteem, a healthy diet is an important part of your overall treatment plan. In general, the better you eat, the better you look, and in turn the better your self-esteem is. Sounds simple, but sometimes going back to basics can be the key to a happier you.
Sometimes all those niggling jobs become an extra source of anxiety. Why not take some time to get organised? Address all those unpaid bills, go through your home and get it clean and organised. A healthy, decluttered environment can go a long way to boosting your self-esteem.
Surround yourself with people you love
Whilst it can be tempting to stay in bed or hidden at home, socialising is all part of your personal development. Find a good support network and surround yourself with positivity. You don’t need to go it alone.
Be kind to yourself
Take care of your appearance, when you look good you feel good. Taking good care of yourself will only enhance your self-esteem.
Everyone’s journey is different and the above is just a basic guide on how to overcome mild depression. Sharman’s Therapy provides professional and caring counselling on the Gold Coast. You don’t have to do it alone, call 0499 856 283.