Living Authentically and the link to Mental Health
This article about the relationship between living authentically, our limiting beliefs, how we think, feel and behave and our Mental Health. Consequently, this affects how we perceive ourselves and interact with the world and others. Limiting beliefs are described as negative thoughts we have about ourselves. Holding onto them will affect our mental and physical well-being. Mental Health Awareness is key to our health and survival.
A personality disorder is a type of mental health problem. It is where your attitudes, beliefs and behaviours cause you longstanding problems in your life. Furthermore, if you find you’re thinking negatively about yourself, it’s likely that you have low self-esteem. In addition, you may also be lacking confidence in whatever you undertake.
The term ‘personality disorder’ can sound very judgemental. However there are a number of different categories and types of personality disorder. Furthermore, it is a label that most of us would shy away from and would describe our behaviour as an in-congruence between how we think (beliefs and values) and how we act.
Mental health problems are a growing public health concern. They are prevalent not just in the UK, but around the world.
- Mental health problems are one of the main causes of the overall disease burden worldwide.
- Mental health and behavioural problems (e.g. depression, anxiety and drug use) are reported to be the primary drivers of disability worldwide,
- Major depression is thought to be the second leading cause of disability worldwide. It’s also a major contributor to the burden of suicide and heart disease.
- It is estimated that 1 in 6 people during lockdown are experiencing a common mental health problem.
Some of the ways you can improve your wellbeing and mental health is through exercise, hobbies, finding time to relax and switch off. Understanding yourself at a deeper level is also key to help identify key factors that cause you anxiety and stress. “Know and understand yourself before you try to understand others.”
Living in-authentically (as an Imposter in your own skin – known as Imposter Syndrome) will cause you stress and anxiety. After all you are living a lie and it’s exhausting trying to keep this up for long periods of time.
Behind the Mask
My self-help book called ‘Behind the Mask’ published in July 2019 is about understanding your inner self and living authentically. Imposter Syndrome as its now known is about living life behind a facade or mask. One of the chapters looks at Limiting Beliefs and another about Core Values. Most noteworthy, we delve into the subject of limiting beliefs and what purpose they are serving you. By awakening your authentic self you will be more in tune with your mental health awareness.
Finally, by living in-authentically it is likely that you are living your life through someone else’s standards or rules. Eventually this bravado will catch up with you affect your mental and physical health. One specific category of mental health is ‘Personality Disorders’.
Learn more about the link between Limiting Beliefs and your Mental health – contact me on 07702 818665 or email me firstname.lastname@example.org https://afcconsultants.co.uk/personaldevelopment/behind-the-mask/
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