It is believed that young girls and women who have little life experience and who are only trying to feel solid ground under their feet are more often insecure: to understand, accept and love themselves. In fact, low self-esteem is not always a psychological reason. Self-confidence is affected by age, lifestyle, nutrition, as well as possible hormonal disorders in women.
It turns out that self-doubt due to hormonal imbalance often visits women after 40 years. Hormonal storms that rage during this period are as powerful as during puberty or pregnancy. This is one of the reasons.
But the fact that mature women in the prime of life internally return to a teenage “squeezed” state is often not suspected by anyone around. And the woman herself, who hides a girl who doubts herself behind the feigned self-confidence of an experienced lady, turns out to be, to put it mildly, not ready for this.
The second reason: a deficiency in the body of important substances, for example: folic acid (greens and leafy vegetables are rich in it), vitamin C (a lot in rose hips, currants, lemons) or tryptophan (found in chocolate, bananas and meat). Who would have thought, but an unbalanced and unhealthy diet leads to self-doubt. So, monitor the condition of the skin, nails, hair, the deplorable state of which can also indicate malfunctions in the body.
Thirdly, some drugs sometimes make us doubt ourselves and turn into pessimists, in particular rauwolfia preparations, which are prescribed for hypertension, and high doses of retinoids (natural and synthetic analogues of vitamin A), they are recommended by dermatologists to those who have problem skin. Antibiotics and some antiallergic drugs can also negatively affect self-esteem.
PTherefore, when starting a course of treatment, carefully monitor your psychological well-being. Has it changed for the worse? Ask the doctor to prescribe another medicine.
Help … flavors!
Neuropsychologists have found that the smells of certain plants have the ability to calm hormonal storms and boost self-esteem.
Essential oils of orange, marjoram, basil, cinnamon, lemongrass, juniper have such miraculous properties. They inspire confidence in their own strengths and self-respect, relieve irritation directed inward.
And geranium and chamomile help to cope with an inferiority complex and dependence on someone else’s opinion. Being closer to nature, relaxing and not forgetting to enjoy life is the most pleasant solution that will help increase self-esteem!
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