Why your self-esteem is low?
Psychology Today has a link to multiple health problems to low self-esteem.
It seems when you don’t give yourself credit for your accomplishments and efforts this triggers a set of conditions that wrecks your body’s ability to protect itself from infection and also to heal itself once it becomes sick or injured.
If you get down on yourself and beat yourself up regularly you can expect more physical and mental health problems.
And unfortunately, this especially affects brain-based issues as reported in Psychology Today.
The National Institute of Health in America reports that 50 percent of all Americans will be diagnosed with a mental illness at some point in their lives.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker Mel Schwarz has noticed a very high connection between low self-esteem and anxiety depression ADHD and other mental health issues.
This makes sense as your feelings cause physiological changes inside your body to occur all the time.
Don’t you feel like you have more physical energy when you’re mentally or emotionally happy?
This is due to the complicated and interconnected nature of your mind and body. You cannot experience emotions without in turn affecting the way your overall body works in response to those emotions.
The parts of your brain which express and respond to emotions and sensory behaviors and stimuli use that information to dictate the raising or lowering of the presence of chemicals in your body.
When you feel low self-esteem for an exaggerated period this imbalance is the ratio of harmful to beneficial chemicals inside you.
The result is mental health issues and physical conditions because of an overabundance of the wrong types of chemical hormones and other microscopic health influencers.
What causes low self-esteem?
Studies show that those with healthy levels of self-esteem were often raised in a caring loving positive environment as children regardless of upbringing.
Other adults with healthy levels of self-esteem develop this self-confidence and self -appreciation when they enjoy a lot of success in their personal or career relationships. No matter how a person develops a positive level of self-esteem feeling good about your abilities in one area usually carries over to other areas of your life.
- Outside influences can knock your self-esteem for a loop unhealthy relationships are often a cause of low self-esteem.
- Poor air quality a caustic co-worker or an unappreciated boss and any physical or mental health problem which disrupts the natural flow of chemicals in your body can make you feel poorly about yourself.
If you’ve suffered from a low self-esteem your whole life.
There is a very good chance medical tests can identify a chemical imbalance that can be treated with lifestyle changes and medicine to give you the positive self-image you deserve.
What does this mean for you?
You should give yourself regular self-esteem checkups the next time you suffer feelings of low self-worth.
- Ask yourself what’s going on?
Are there some outward influences that are making you feel this way.
If so minimize your exposure to those things which are giving you an artificial sense of your worth as a human being.
- Give yourself credit for successes large and small.
Applaud whenever you give your best effort no matter what the outcome is.
- Stay hydrated all day long and get plenty of rest and enjoy a healthy diet.
These are simple things you can do to minimize your risk of serious neurological and physical health problems linked to chronically low self-esteem.