Self Esteem is a critical factor in reducing stress and meeting and conquering life’s challenges, where you believe you are worthy of love and happiness.
If the following feelings or thoughts are present, you may have a low self-esteem:
If these seem familiar, you would be wise to adopt a self-improvement program to boost your self-esteem.
Increased Stress Levels and Low Self-Esteem:
When you have low self-esteem, it is difficult to cope with stressful situations.
As you do not think you are worthy or capable of completing that task successfully.
Your stress level goes up and your self-esteem goes down each time you fail to achieve your goal. This cumulative effect can lead to a lifelong inability to move forward in life.
Self-esteem issues are more than a lack of self-confidence.
It is important then, to have a healthy self-esteem, so that you can experience happiness when you achieve material success.
Low self-esteem makes it very difficult to succeed in any endeavor, as you become, your own worst enemy.
Through negative self-talk you constantly put obstacles in your own path to success. We sometimes refer to this as self-sabotage!
Life is full of stressful situations, some of which are healthy and beneficial:
Stress can assist you to become more focused on the task, and increases your reserve of strength, in a pressure situation. You may have experienced being able to think more clearly, when trying to meet a deadline.
Stress can stimulate the brain, focus our attention and provide the strength need for optimal performance.
Just as stress can help us to focus it can also clear the clutter from your mind. When you approach tasks in a positive manner, stress can help you by releasing unimportant thoughts allow you to focus and concentrate better.
You will experience stress in everything you do in life.
Therefore, it is significant to learn stress management techniques and relaxation protocols to deal with stress and anxiety.
Channel stress to your advantage, instead of allowing it to control you.
One of the easiest ways to reduce stress is Mindfulness, simply focus on attention on your breathing for a few minutes while deep breathing, allowing the body to relax and the mind to calm.
When combined with self-hypnosis or meditation exercises, such as progressive muscle relaxation (PMR), this simple physical activity can assist you in keeping calm at all times.
The Advantages of Relaxation
This simple exercise when practiced in stressful situations will help to lessen the effects and allow you to cope and recover quickly.
When feeling more comfortable, breath normally, and continue with your task with new energy and focus on achieving your goals.
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