How to Boost Your Self Esteem

Self esteem is a term used in psychology to reflect a person’s overall evaluation or appraisal of his or her own worth. Self-esteem encompasses beliefs (for example, “I am competent”, “I am worthy”) and emotions such as triumph, despair, pride and shame. Low, self esteem can trip you up just when you need your self esteem to be at its highest. These 7 tips will help you feel better about yourself quickly:

7 Great self esteem boosters

1) Learning something new
Learn to do something that you’ve always wanted to do. Take a foreign language, learn to sew, take a typing class etc. There are a myriad of things to learn, courses, hobbies and classes to take. It’ll give you a sense of accomplishment and raise your self esteem.

2) Don’t compare yourself to other people
There will always be many people who have more than you and many who have less. If you play the comparison game, you’ll run into too many “opponents” you can’t defeat.

3) Focus on what you’re good at
Are you a great dancer, singer, writer, swimmer, cook, painter, designer etc.? Every individual is good at something. Focus on those things you’re good at. Forget about everything else. You will feel more competent, accomplished and whole afterwards.

4) Stop putting yourself down
You’ll never create high levels of self-esteem by repeating negative phrases about yourself over and over again. Whether speaking about the way you look, your accomplishments, your finances, your relationships or anything else. Never put yourself down.

5) Only Associate with positive people
Don’t spend your time with negative, non supportive people. Only hang out with those who are positive, supportive and encouraging people. Positive, supportive environments help to raise your self worth.

6) Make a list of your accomplishments
Make a list of all your successes. Major and minor accomplishments. From learning to drive, graduating from college, receiving an award or promotion, having a child etc. Read over this list from time to time. Try to remember how you felt when you accomplished each of them.

7) Do something nice for someone else
Volunteer your spare time. Start giving more of yourself to those around you. When you do things for others, you are making a positive contribution and you begin to feel more valuable. Try raising the self esteem of others, which in turn, lifts and raises your own self-esteem.

Be positive, happy and content and. A positive way of living will help you build self esteem. Try some of these suggestions out for yourself, and consider incorporating them into your life. High self esteem is not an accident, it’s a result of changing the way you think.

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