5 Ways to Boost Your Emotional Health
If you are losing your hair there could be many different reasons for this. It can be embarrassing to lose your hair, especially if you are young and in decent shape. There are various treatments that you could try in order to get your hair to come back or at least make it appear that it is still there. Seeing a hair loss specialist will help you to understand what options you have. However, even the best hair loss specialist isn’t going to be able to help you through the emotional factors of hair loss. They can tell you all about hair replacement and the cost of a hair transplant surgery but there are some very real emotions that come along with hair loss sometimes and getting through that is half the battle. Here are some things that you can do to help yourself overcome the emotional obstacles that you may come up against.
See a Therapist
Sometimes you just need to talk things out with someone who is not involved in the situation. Family and friends want to go with you to the hair loss specialist appointments and doctor’s appointments. They want to hold your hand and comfort you and sympathize with you. But sometimes you just need someone outside of the situation to tell you to buck up and be alright. A therapist is trained to be able to tell the kind of support that you need. They will be able to tell you what you need to hear rather than what they think you want to hear. They aren’t being paid to be your friend so they’ll have no qualms in saying anything that they think might help you.
Join a Support Group
There are support groups for everything, you just have to find it. Ask your doctor about support groups for hair loss. Meeting with other people who are going through the same thing will help you not to feel so alone and isolated. It’s comforting when you realize that there are other people who are going through exactly the same thing that you are. It’s easy to feel out of the loop and overlooked when you are going through a traumatic situation. Support groups give you the chance to feel apart of something that is bigger than yourself. It will also help you to see that the things you are feeling are completely normal for your situation and that everyone else is feeling the same way to. Not only will you be able to get help but you will probably be able to help someone else to.
Get Other Beauty Treatments
One of the main reasons why someone might feel depression or down about hair loss is because they feel like they’re not going to look as nice. Getting other beauty treatments done may help to compensate for that. Having your nails done or a Botox injection may just give you the boost you need to overcome the idea of losing your hair for the time being.
Eat a Healthy Diet
You’d be surprised at how much our diets affect our emotions and hormones and therefore moods. Eating a healthy diet and getting all the right nutrients into your body will help you to feel better faster than anything else. On a side note, exercising will also help to release ‘happy hormones’ in to your body that will boost your confidence and your mood. When you feel better about your body, you’ll likely feel less bad about your hair situation.
Reach Out to Friends and Family
There are plenty of people that want to be there for you. No doubt people know what you are going through but if you feel like no one is reaching out to you maybe that’s because you have shut them out.
There’s nothing wrong with cutting out anyone who makes you feel less than confident and worthy. That includes doctors, hair loss specialists and other medical professionals that you might be seeing for your situation. If you feel at all put down, condescended upon or otherwise discriminated against, immediately remove yourself from the situation and find something that is going to be uplifting and encouraging. Surround yourself with positive influences and loving faces and you’ll be alright.