Many of us are waiting for the best way to better ourselves. We often think of a healthy diet, exercise, and more. But what about the wonderful world of self-esteem? Most of us know it’s good for us, but how do we focus on our physical health needs and still factor in self-esteem? The simple answer is that we blend it all together in a neat and tidy focus now known as health esteem. Since it’s World Health Esteem Month, why not take a few moments to learn about how this can be a life-changing focus? It will involve fitness, self-love, allergy and intolerance testing, and a self-centered approach. How? Take a look at find out!
What actually is World Health Esteem Month?
This is a month during which those who want to make positive health changes do so with a positive attitude towards themselves in their current state. The goal is to have hope and motivation for the future of a healthy self, but also have respect and love or whatever state you’re starting in. It’s about loving yourself at all stages and being proud of yourself.
Another component of this month is that you can learn how successful and healthy your future can be without self-doubt, shame, and more. The goal is to help people get to their fitness goals in the future through structure and realistic stepping stones.
The other focus of health esteem
The main goal of healthy living is to feel good about yourself in all ways. Since many of us only tend to feel good about ourselves when we accomplish our fitness-related goals, creating a self-esteem program focused on the process –rather than the result — of getting to that fitness goal is the best way to promote better health and self-esteem. This blend of the two is where the term health esteem comes from.
The other angle with this month is to work on helping you have higher self-esteem in all parts of your life. This includes those that have nothing to do with fitness. Having a high view of yourself and an appreciation for yourself is always helpful. It supports you in keeping a positive mindset in everything that you do, after all. Since many of us deal with things like imposter syndrome, critical self-doubt, and anxiety or depression, taking the time to learn better self-care and self-esteem practices can have real upsides to our lives.
How can World Health Esteem Month change your life?
One of the most impressive aspects of celebrating World Health Esteem Month is setting yourself on your path to success. This focus is a core part of classic self-esteem practices, and health esteem brings them into their practices that have huge changes in your life.
For example, your health esteem goal is to get fit by eating right. Most guides and well-intentioned people will tell you there is a “proper” way to do that: eat more fruits and vegetables, pass on junk food, and watch your portion sizes. But what if that makes you feel miserable about the process? You can achieve the same goal with a more you-centered plan; you just need to think about it differently.
Let’s take a look at the same example. When making your meal plan, start with allergy and intolerance testing and learn what ingredients to avoid. Then, design a nutritional meal plan that factors in those results and still gives you the satisfaction of enjoying the food that you’re eating. Maybe you won’t reach your fitness goal as fast as the first method, but you’ll enjoy the process more. Most importantly, you’ll be able to keep up this healthy lifestyle for the foreseeable future.
You see? Taking a health esteem approach to your life can change it in all the best ways!
Top ways to celebrate World Health Esteem Month
If you like the sound of that and want to know how you can put yourself on your own path to success within health esteem, there are many aspects to focus on! Some top ones are below to guide you to your health esteem priorities.
Find a physical activity you love
Fitness and working out don’t have to be a chore. In fact, it shouldn’t be. You can enjoy fitness by finding the right kind of workout regime that you enjoy doing. Did you know that there is a positive link between exercise and esteem? So, working out in a way that you enjoy and keep up with weekly will help you push your self-esteem that much further!
See your strengths as being better than your weaknesses
We fixate on the negatives in our lives in so many ways. For instance, let’s say that allergy and intolerance testing results tell you that you are lactose intolerant, so you fixate on the fact that you can no longer have yogurt. This is a weakness or a negative. In reality, you can still enjoy yogurt even if you are intolerant — choose lactose-free yogurt, or consider a digestive enzyme supplement to help you digest it more easily!
More generally, this is also important. If you see your failures and weaknesses as those things that define you, you will have a harder time seeing and empowering your own strengths. So what if you can’t lift weights as heavy as your sibling? Perhaps you are a powerful swimmer and can swim laps around your sibling — literally! Isn’t your strength as a swimmer as important, if not more so, than the other person’s ability to lift heavier weights than you?
Keeping a positive perspective on your strengths and letting your weaknesses go really factors into your health esteem and even your self-esteem.
Keep self-care a priority even when it’s difficult
Some days will have you struggling to keep yourself and your self-care a priority. After all, life, family responsibilities, and work all get in the way of that. But you don’t need to dedicate hours to self-care daily. Self-care can factor in things like making sure you’re sleeping enough, eating a healthy yet still delicious diet, and taking a few minutes for yourself each day. These practical self-care practices help you change your outlook on life.
When you take a look at all these details, you can see how making these positive, healthy lifestyle changes can make for a better, happier, and healthier life. What better outcome could you hope for when celebrating health esteem during World Health Esteem Month and beyond? It shows that the best path for you will be the one you make with your own priorities. Try it out and see what a difference it can make!