LRS 035: The Outer Factors That Cause Low Self-Esteem 41

The Outer Factors That Cause Low Self-Esteem - The Let's Reach Success Podcast

In today’s episode of the Let’s Reach Success Podcast we’ll talk about confidence again, but this time it’s about having low self-esteem in particular, and only when that’s due to outer factors like family, the media, society, environment, etc.

I’ll explain how 8 such influences lower our confidence and what we can do about it to take back control.

What you’ll hear is pretty useful as sometimes we feel insecure and stuck in life, but it’s not really our fault, it’s what’s around us that affects our thoughts and actions.

In this case, it’s people, beliefs, the workplace, and more. Luckily, it’s us who decide what shapes our identity.

You can’t let outer factors lower your self-esteem anymore. It’s time to take action.

Show Notes:

  • What to do when your parents are killing your self-esteem [2:16]
  • Why the past shouldn’t be stopping you from anything [3:30]
  • The wrong perception society has created about confident people [4:23]
  • How what’s around you affects your confidence level [7:19]
  • Why your vocabulary matters more than you think [8:26]
  • Why you shouldn’t worry if no one supports you [10:44]


Action Steps on How to Fix Your Low Self-Esteem

  1. Don’t listen to your parents if they tell you you’re not good enough. That’s just how they express their feelings. Let the desire to hear them encourage you go, and focus on taking action to becoming a better version of yourself instead.
  2. Learn to take the lessons from the past but to never let the mistakes from it affect your confidence in the present.
  3. Free yourself from the perception of confident people society has built. Don’t answer anyone else’s expectations but do what feels right.
  4. Don’t compare your life to the life of others and concentrate on playing your own game.
  5. Remove anything that makes you have low self-esteem and make changes in your environment until it breeds success.
  6. Use powerful and positive words only.
  7. Be alright with rejection, most of the times it has nothing to do with you.
  8. Start walking and talking with attitude and over time you’ll be taken more seriously by superiors.
  9. Realize you’re your biggest supporter and you don’t need anyone else to motivate you.

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How Your Home Affects Your Mental Health and Mood 27

How Your Home Affects Your Mental Health and Mood

As the seasons change, so can your mood. Your mental health is dependent on many factors like environment, susceptibility, relationships. But what about the home you live in?

It is suggested that having more unrestricted spaces and open concepts would be more beneficial to our mental health because it would allow our minds to create multiple paths and perspective about the world around us, potentially strengthening intellectual abilities.

For a better understanding of how the structures around us affect our mental health, researchers are looking into the benefits and shortfalls of raising children in more open versus enclosed spaces.

Few points to be taken care of if your home is affecting your mental health:

1. Clean equals calm.

The surroundings in which you live should be neat and clean. If you live in clean surroundings, you are going to relax your mind and feel good.

2. Embrace small and cramped.

Even if you live in a small apartment, you should make your stay an enjoyable one. You can design your small home with elegant furniture which you can find on the online portal Urban Ladder.

Also, embrace your house with coordinating colors and then see you will love your small living area as well.

3. Light it up.

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Most people are sensitive to light. Some people like to live in dark and others like to live in full light. Those who live in dark are prone to remain sad most of the times. So try to live in the places full of light.

Sunlight changes your mood so incorporate the sunshine into your daily life. Spend some time in the open sunlight.

4. Set up for sleep.

Sleep plays a very important part in our lives. If you get proper sleep, you will be able to remain happy.

Make sure you have a dark environment to sleep, be it in the night or day. Because darkness helps in making you sleep properly and wake up in a happy mode.

5. Room wisely.

Roommates can be either positive or negative. So you need to choose a room partner very wisely.

If you start living with a negative person, you are going to compromise with your mental health and can bother yourselves. So instead of hampering your mind and health, it’s better to choose a proper roommate for you.

6. Paint your way to a smile.

Choose soft colors for the wall paint as they soothe your eyes and mind.

7. Break-ups may require a break from your apartment.

If you have been living with a partner for a longer period of time in an apartment and somehow you break up with that person, the memories are going to hamper your mental health. So it would be better if you also take a break from your apartment and change your apartment.

8. Choosing a color.

Remember, all colors can affect your mood, behavior and stress levels. Choosing the color of your office, your clothes or your desktop should not be taken lightly. They do affect our moods and productivity.

However, colors are not the only thing that affects us. But, when you are given the choice, pick a color that will work with you and not against you.

At the end, we would like to tell you all your mental health depends completely upon the surrounding you live in so make some efforts to bring some positive changes in the surroundings and notice the real change in you.