Posts

Showing posts from July, 2013

HAVE A BALANCED SELF ESTEEM

Image
WHAT IS SELF ESTEEM?Self-esteem describes a persons overall evaluation of their self-worth and/or personal value. 


HOW DOES SELF ESTEEM AFFECT OUR LIVES?Self- esteem has the potential to affect the way we live our life.

Basically, self esteem affects our social life, relationships, trust, work life, confidence in ourselves, trying new things, appreciating ourselves as we are and getting what we want or even need among other things.



TYPES OF SELF ESTEEMThe types of self-esteem are;

High self-esteem: Characterized by high confidence and no fear in trying things among others. 

Some effects of high self esteem are; Optimism,  positive self image, taking responsibility for actions, no fear of rejection among others.

Low self-esteem: Characterized by low confidence and a paralyzing fear of criticism or denial among others. 

Some effects of low self esteem are; pessimism, fear of being ridiculed, dependence on others, negative self image, mistrust among others.

Self- esteem is not static and can cha…

Substance Abuse and It's Effects

Image
WHAT IS SUBSTANCE ABUSE?
Substance abuse is overindulgence or dependence on an addictive substance especially alcohol and drugs. 

CAUSES OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE
Some causes of substance abuse could  be caused by family history, peer groups, poor social coping skills, isolation and social environment among other things.

EFFECTS OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Substance abuse can lead to physical trauma intoxication that alters judgment, perception, attention and/ or physical controldepression, emotional imbalance, accidents, Death usually by overdose. 

HOW TO BE FREE OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE
Be willing to end your addiction.Learn of the dangers associated with substance abuse.Seek professional help.Seek counselling to remove underlying problems.Find a support group to help you in your journey to an addiction free life.Have a mentor. Someone who was once an addict but is now living  free from their addiction.Change or adapt your environment.Find a new lease in life e.g. new hobby, religion or a pet.Plan how to handle…

Depression and How to Face It

Image
WHAT IS DEPRESSION?
Depression is a condition of mental disturbance, typically with lack of energy and difficulty in maintaining concentration or interest in life. 

EFFECTS OF DEPRESSION
Depression affects how a person behaves, thinks or feels and is associated with feelings of sadness that make it difficult to get through a normal daily routine. It is usually but not always associated with bi-polar disorder which is a mood disorder characterized by symptoms of mania and depression. CAUSES OF DEPRESSION
It is caused by a combination of psychological, biological, hereditary, personality, life situation, diet deficiency, mental stress and social factors. Some side effects are; Emotional and physical disability, Decreased productivity, Drug alcohol addiction, Suicidal thoughts, Low self esteem, Hopelessness, Insomnia, Anxiety disorder etc.
FIGHTING DEPRESSION We need to fight depression because it negatively affects our well being. We can fight depression when we;
Seek healthcarePsychotherapyIden…