Low Self-Esteem moves along with Depression. Low Self-Esteem exposes people into depression.

The cases of depression generally are the result of low self-esteem and not anything else. There are few patients suffering from depression that need medication and not a result of low self-esteem which portrays that this is not only the cause of the same. Medication for extended periods is directed to the people suffering from depression. Depression may be inputted due to the single situation happened several days ago, or a series of situations that project low self-esteem. Till people allow the recovery means, there might be years of suffering that produce depression.

Can Working On Your Self-Esteem Help Get Rid of Depression

  1. A loss of confidence leads you to depression. When you do not possess the belief in yourself, low self-esteem arises which let you feeling worse about yourself and is subjected to depression. The situation gets worse when you lose confidence in taking recovery to regain strength. When you think you won't or can't relieve from depression, it terminates the energy and motivation to come out of the depression.
  2. Becoming self-confident throws the depression away. Natural self-esteem arrives when you feel good about yourself and when you think that depression can be deleted. This lets you lift the self-esteem levels and automatically, the level of depression moves down for sure. Furthermore, an increase in self-confidence helps you to energize and motivate you to go in the ways of eliminating depression from daily life. This will let you live happily and enhance your lifestyle. Thinking that depression can be eliminated becomes self-fulfilling prognosis that keeps depression away.

And when you walk with confidence, every step turns easy and make you capable of relieving depression with the increase of confidence levels touching great heights to turn yourself depression-free.

Confidence is the Mystery of Placebo Effect

When you start thinking that you can eliminate depression, your way of thinking changes from "I can't become depression-free" to "I can eliminate depression from my life". This is the right thinking that lets an individual cure miraculously when he takes a sugar pill as a part of the medication.

So, if you stare that the placebo effect is active in eliminating the depression, this is why the "mere" confidence that lets you stops being depressed and helps in getting rid of the same.

This belief improves confidence, lets your life flourish with happiness, motivates you towards good things and thoughts which are the strong beliefs that modifies your life and assists you in getting rid of depression.

19 Self Esteem Tips that Takes Away Depression

Here is the list of activities to follow to get rid of depression and improve your self-esteem.

  1. Volunteering Helps Improve Self Esteem: Researches predict that volunteering helps the individuals in feeling better about themselves and improves self-esteem. Consider walking dogs if you like to spend time with dogs. Volunteer in a school if you love to work with children and education or offer services via tutoring. Try to render donation, if there is a lack of optimum time to volunteer. Feel connected with the fellow persons by trying a better person via meaningful giving. These entire things can improve your self-esteem.
  2. Put on a Happy Expression to Overcome Depression: Smiling costs nothing but reduces depression to great levels, makes you look good and improves your self-esteem. Smiling lets the heart rate levels lessen which leads to positive emotions. A higher range of relaxation is assured by smiling at others by keeping your brain at a safe phase. Though you throw a fake smile, the result would be beneficial.
  3. Do One Good Deed a Day: Though this is a well-known phrase, good deeds lead to good life though you make it unknowingly and randomly. There is a great happiness in making someone else's day happy. Thank someone by sending a card, bake few brownies for colleagues, gives a compliment to the people who you usually do not chat with. Even the good deed is small; it renders a huge impact on your mind. Helping others will make you feel good and creates self-esteem chemistry in your body.
  4. Accept Compliments: Downplaying the compliments leads into depression which is found majorly in the individuals while shrugging of praises lowers self-esteem levels. Accept every compliment that you receive without hesitation. Feel genuinely good about yourself by remembering the compliment that you get. Pamper yourself by making a list of your assets and cherish the same while you lose the self-confidence.
  5. Dress for Success: External factors can influence your self-esteem. So do whatever you can to improve the external situations so that the external has a positive effect on you instead on negative. Though it seems superficial, dressing properly shows self-confidence and leads to success. According to the researchers, people who wear dresses that look successful empowers themselves as successful. Think of the outfit projects to the fellow workers and your feelings too. Though you do not interact with people, and the working with a computer is your nature of the job, try to wear a neatly pressed dress instead of a hoodie.
  6. Pick up New Skills: Nurturing positive feelings by learning new things perpetuate self-confidence via skills and personal achievement. Enhance the existing skills, try to learn a new language, or cook that you really feel hard.
  7. Overlook your Inner Critic: This will help when you have done a mistake and your confidence takes a hit. You are always your first and worst critic. When we lose self-confidence, we feel that our acts lead to failure, and we think that we are not good in carrying the task. Give yourself credit by ignoring the criticism that your mind sends on every task. Surpass your inner expectations by proving your inner critic wrong.
  8. Exercising Regularly Improves Self-Esteem and Helps Get Rid of Depression: Time and again you read about the benefits of exercising, because regular exercise slowly improves your self-esteem and get rid of depression. Exercise keeps your mood pleasant and lets you stay fit and fine so that you love the new look. There is no need to be over enthusiastic but can work out for 30 minutes thrice in a week to keep yourself fit and to heighten your self-esteem. Lazier tendencies stay out and discipline can be inculcated while setting high self-confidence along the way of eliminating depression. Exercise gifts happy mood and good health which energizes everyday activities.
  9. Maintain Proper Posture: A good posture elevates self-confidence of the individual. Slouching arrives with unhealthy and self-consciousness. Stand straight and shoulders must be relaxed while standing. Your eyesight must project in a straight line and straighten your spine. Follow relaxed posture while sitting as well. Lesser stress coupled with stronger core and finer breath is the outcomes of having a good posture while sitting and standing.
  10. Consume Healthy Food: Good food habits not only keep your body healthy, but also brings healthy mind and improves self-esteem, reduces depression. Food with rich nutrients let you stay cool in mood and eliminates the unnecessary anxieties of daily life. Healthy food gives you slim waistline and helps along more energy and happy mood. Frame your food habits as a chain of events and bring few new changes to change your life positively without depression.
  11. Presume that People Like you: Negative thinking keeps you away from your goals and aspirations. Try to avoid assuming that people around a project on your flaws instead of positive assets. Most assuredly, failures are caused due to negative thinking that are lead by bad emotions. Terminate these feelings and expect that people like you to accelerate self-esteem on the way of avoiding the depression.
  12. Get Systematic: Set small projects like cleaning the purse, rearranging the shelves in living room, picking out the things that are not used for many days in the kitchen etc. These small acts of organizing the tasks let you feel organized and make you stress-free.
  13. Start Meditating: Meditation is the classic way of de-stressing, getting out of depressed day and to improve self-confidence. A slash of heart diseases, fluctuations in blood pressure and depression management can be achieved by meditating on a regular basis. UCLA researches show that meditation strengthens the human brain. When the brain gets strong, it processes the given data accurately and the same can be measured by folding the brain tissue or by gyrification.
  14. Make New Friends: Friends are your true image when connected perfectly. Try to expand the friends list by adding new faces to the list which allows you to regain the miss self-esteem. Talk to your friends and share all your thoughts to make your heart light. Insecurity flies off when you engage yourself in conversations. A more confident personality comes out with the communion with individuals.
  15. Stay Away from the Mirror: Try to avoid mirror gazing since it causes self-consciousness and elevates bodily imperfections. We feel less happy when we see more in the mirror as it makes us anxious of our appearance. As you are your worst critic, limit the situations of letting the same.
  16. Make Proper Eye Contact: Self-Confidence is seen in the eyes and gazing straight into others' eyes showcases your personality as successful. This is the significant body language tip along with standing straight as well as confident mannerism. Eye contact hides your insecurities and projects you as a confident person.
  17. Stop Postponing: Self-confidence can be crushed by not accomplishing the tasks at right time. Major tasks create stress and keeping the task list up-to-date lets you avoid depression thereby enjoy every day in happiness. Avoid anxiety and complete all the daunting tasks by staying active and attentive.
  18. Unwind Occasionally: Work on personal achievements and physical as well as psychological assets so as to improve self-esteem that limits depression. Treat yourself for all the good things that happened so far and frame them in your mind to cherish every time. When you get an expected incentive treat yourself with the shoes or other accessories that you are eyeing. If you had a hectic evening at office, go for a relaxing bath and a delicious dinner.
  19. Have a 'Me' Time: You must spend optimum time with yourself as you are such a wonderful person to spend with. Do not let the anxieties fill your mind. Try to change the way you look in terms of hair color, make-up, etc. Give a try to home facial as statistics show that women with a tan are healthier and self-confident. Warm up your senses by feeling lucky and happy which leads to depression-free life by strengthening self-esteem.

Written, Edited or Reviewed By:

, MD, FFARCSI

Last Modified On: March 29, 2016

Pain Assist Inc.

Pramod Kerkar
  Note: Information provided is not a substitute for physician, hospital or any form of medical care. Examination and Investigation is necessary for correct diagnosis.

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