Sometimes, even when the circumstances in your life are beneficial to you, like having a good education, stable background and plenty of resources, still life never seems to work out for you. Or let’s say that you have been able to put disappointments behind you, yet still you aren’t feeling well. Or maybe you are one of those people who exercises and eats healthy, yet you always seem to be the one who gets sick. Well then, you have to ask yourself – how do I actually feel on the inside?
Could it be the case that what is causing you to lose your footing doesn’t depend on your outward circumstances, but rather on what is weighing you down and eating at you on the inside? You know, you could be the smartest person in the room, yet struggle with suicidal thoughts. You could be the richest person in your neighborhood, yet have your day-to-day life ruined by panic attacks. You might be the most successful person you know, yet you’re awake at night with nightmares telling you that you are worthless. It doesn’t even matter if you are the most attractive in your class if there is a war raging in your head. Lipstick or bulging biceps might be good-looking, but what is the real status of your inner life? How are you really doing?
In our world today, where mental unhealth is the biggest reason that we aren’t doing well, the problem is that we don’t stop and ask ourselves the question: Why? If we can identify the cause, then we can also do something about it.
What do we do about anxiety, guilt, shame and uneasiness? What do we do when the unhealth we have on the inside controls our outward behavior? Is there a way that you can help yourself and other people? How do you develop a healthy sense of self-esteem? Have you thought about how important it is to “give your brain time”?
Even if the wounds on your inside have gradually led to the loss of your marriage, house, money, job and friends, remember this: If your sense of self-esteem can heal, then over time you will be able to find a new life partner, earn money again, make new friends and buy a new house. In fact, self-esteem leads to the healthy attitude that “it will all work out in the end.”