Dr Oz: Mom Struggling With Lack Of Confidence
Dr Oz introduced Jill, who admitted to be jealous and insecure of other women. She said on the inside she feels great, but when she looks in the mirror she sees a grumpy mom and begins to question her career, her fashion choices, and her weight. She’s put on 60 pounds in the last 18 years will spend a good part of her morning when she first wakes up, trying to decide if she’s going to get on the treadmill, ultimately to usually not get on it. She is often wondering if her children are disappointed in her. She also added that if she were more confident, she wouldn’t be afraid to show it off a little more.
Dr Oz: Struggling With Insecurities
Dr O welcomed Jill to his show, and she explained that she questions everything. She said she’s not happy with how she looks at all. She explained that she feels sad, disappointed, and frustrated with herself and constantly compares herself to other people. She knows she’s relatively smart, has a great sense of humor, and her friends love her, but she feels insecure about pretty much everything else. Although she feels that way, she doesn’t want her family to know because she doesn’t want her kids to feel that way.
Dr Oz then turned to the Truth Tube to hear from Jill’s family. Her family had incredible things to say about her, and her husband said he appreciated all her hard work. Her three kids made it very clear that they love her and appreciate her. Jill was brought to tears and had a glowing smile on her face. “That’s amazing,” she said.
Dr Oz: Overcome Your Insecurities
Dr Oz comforted Jill and told her he had a plan to help her overcome her insecurities so that she can have the confidence to live up to her fullest potential. Dr Oz brought in Emily Roberts, a practicing psychotherapist. Dr Emily said if you’re insecure about something, it can take over your life and it affects your mind, body, and spirit. Dr Emily said those insecurities can keep you from doing things, and the first thing you need to know is that you being insecure isn’t your fault.
Dr Oz: Habits That Break Down Self Esteem
Dr Emily said if you’re doing something that’s triggering an insecure thought, like getting on Facebook, avoid those triggers and rewire your brain. Dr Emily said she doesn’t allow people to use the word “fine” in her office because it minimizes your feelings. If you’re saying everything is fine, you’re suffocating your emotions and not letting anyone help you. Another habit that can affect your self esteem is trying to please everyone. That’s especially true for moms.
Dr Oz: Build Up Your Self Esteem
Dr Emily said it’s important to take time for yourself, which is why she knows Jill needs more self care. She said a lot of parents out there are showing themselves how they should be. Turn down that negative self talk and stop yourself before it starts. Find something you are happy about and counteract each negative thought with a positive one. Figuring out why you’re insecure is important, so that you know to tackle it the right way.
Do you feel that you can make positive changes in order to boost your self esteem?
Dr Oz: Worst Day Ever Poem
Before the end of his show, Dr Oz shared a poem from a teenager from Brooklyn.
“Today was the absolute worst day ever
And don’t try to convince me that
there’s something good in every day
because when you take a closer look
this world is a pretty evil place
Even if some goodness does shine through every once in a while,
satisfaction and happiness don’t last
And it’s not true that
it’s all in the mind and heart
true happiness can be obtained
only if one’s surroundings are good.
It’s not true that good exists
I’m sure you can agree that
the reality creates my attitude
It’s all beyond my control
And you’ll never in a million years hear me say that
today was a good day.”