November 12, 2019

4 Things You Can Do to Boost Your Self-Esteem

Self-esteem can be defined in many different ways, but in a nutshell, it comes down to how you value yourself and view your own worth. Low self-esteem can have a negative impact on many aspects of your life, from your relationships and aspiring towards better career opportunities to your ability to go about your daily life with confidence. Low self-esteem over a long period of time can also lead to decreased mental health, which is why it is so important to try to find ways to boost your self-esteem and improve your overall wellbeing. To help you get started, here are a few things you can do to work on feeling more confident within yourself.

Be kind to yourself
The things that people say to themselves are often much harsher and more critical than they ever would be to someone else. The nicer you are to yourself, the easier it will be to challenge negative thoughts and go about your day with a much more positive attitude. Speak to yourself like you are your favourite person in the world, or someone that you really care about, and you should notice a big difference in how you feel towards yourself.

Dress with confidence
It may seem like a little thing, but looking after your appearance can make a big difference in how you feel about yourself. If you leave the house in clothes you don’t particularly like or that make you feel like you’re not properly representing who you are, you may find yourself experiencing the world with less confidence. Try to get into the routine of sprucing yourself up every day, from doing your hair and putting on some perfume or men’s cologne, to picking out an outfit that makes you feel good. The more confident you feel on the outside, the better you’ll feel within.


Practice gratitude and self-forgiveness
Often people nowadays are far too harsh on themselves and expect perfection all of the time. This can lead to a lot of feelings of disappointment that can be hard to manage. Therefore, it is important that you try to find a way to look at the world with a little more gratitude for what you have, rather than focusing on the things you want or need. Plus, it is also essential to be forgiving of yourself even when you make a mistake, as it is really easy to feel negatively towards yourself when you do something wrong. Remember: everyone makes mistakes, so you don’t have to be perfect all of the time. 


Focus on what you can change
It is common for people to get caught up in the things which you can’t change, rather than focusing on what is within your control. Try to focus your energy on making small but positive changes that will eventually get you to where you want to be in life, rather than feeling resentment, anger or frustration over things which you have no control over.

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