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You have undoubtedly heard of positive affirmations. The idea is that if you tell yourself positive things about yourself, it will improve your mental health and your life. Positive affirmations can have a positive impact on mental health.

However, it is important to remember that everyone is on a unique path and that it is normal if something does not help you like it helps others. If you find that positive affirmations do not seem to help you, try these other skills while seeking support from a mental health professional.

Develop Positive Relationships 

If you are working on your mental health issues or addiction, surround yourself with positive relationships. Work on cultivating relationships with those who make you feel supported and safe and who you trust. Positive relationships can help you get through challenging days and provide a safe place to talk and express your feelings.

Focus on Your Achievements 

Many people struggle with their self-esteem. It can feel awkward or even wrong to compliment yourself and praise yourself for a job well done. If your best friend made a great achievement, not only would you acknowledge it, but you would praise them as well. Treat yourself like you would treat a good friend. Even the smallest accomplishment deserves some recognition.

Work on Accepting Compliments 

Accepting compliments can be very challenging for some people. They may feel awkward and uncomfortable at the thought of someone else acknowledging that they did something well or successfully.

Often the root of this struggle lies with the fact that they don’t feel worthy of that compliment. If you have trouble accepting compliments, consider working with a mental health professional to begin to understand that discomfort and work through it.

Cultivate Self-Acceptance

Self-acceptance is a powerful tool to have. Let go of perfection. Nobody is perfect, and holding yourself to unrealistic standards is dangerous for your mental health and well-being. Try your best in everything that you do. Push hard and keep striving forward. Remember mistakes are inevitable, and always be kind to yourself.

 Mental health issues are often complex. Everyone is on a unique journey, and no two people experience or react to situations or events the same way. If a skill or tool does not seem to work for you, then try something else. Work on self-esteem, self-acceptance, and accepting compliments. Here at The Guest House, we know how hard it is when you begin to work through deep-rooted issues. Learning new skills can be a challenge. We are here for you. Call us today to learn more about our treatment options at (855) 483-7800