Why is Self Confidence Important in Healthy Living?

The homeostasis study in human physiology offers knowledge about biological systems which affect a person’s automated process that maintains stability. People respond to stress differently due to various factors. Through a self-regulating process, self-esteem plays a central role in evaluating many situations and therefore affects responses to stress. In addition, self-confidence enhances human functions or health through responding appropriately to distress.

3 Factors that Affect Human Stability

Disruptions of Homeostasis results in distress, leading to physiological adaptations: through developing traits to flight or fight responses, where one can acquire advantage or disadvantage of the situation. According to Ruhli et al. (2016), the following aspects affect human mental and physical stability and result in pathological conditions, abnormal physical conditions, and objective or subjective manifestations of diseases such as chronic illness, depression, and other human dysfunctions are not yet classified as diseases or syndrome.  

Genetics-Alteration of the population gene pool through mutations, natural selection, and genetic drift to diverse to the population’s specific needs affects human stability. Through self-esteem, people have confidence about their worth by appreciating what they are natural- genetically. It enhances decision-making, such as choices of where to live and avoiding exposing themselves to stresses they cannot manage. In addition, self-confidence promotes appreciation of one’s ability. 

Epigenetic-Influences on behavior and environmental levels affect homeostasis energy. Knowing your worth promotes integration with people with similar behavior to boost confidence.

External factors-Life aspects such as diet and status affect human stability. Living according to one’s ability and eating a balanced diet reduces low self-confidence.


Self-confidence plays a vital role in individual responses to stress. Knowledge of genetic abilities and disability enhances a person’s self-confidence through making friends and avoiding bad eating habits and lifestyles that make an individual vulnerable to stress mismanagements. Self-confidence is the key to mitigating human instability leading to chronic illness and depression.