In a nutshell, self-esteem is your opinion about yourself and the abilities you have. It can be high in some people, low or somewhere in-between. While everyone often has doubts about themselves, low self-esteem can results you feeling insecure and unmotivated.
You might identify a few things only that are affecting your opinion about yourself (maybe you’re being bullied, or may be you feel lonely), or it could be a mystery. Either way, there are a lot of things you can do to improve your self-esteem.
1. Be Kind To Yourself
That little voice which is telling you you’re killing’ it (or not) is way more powerful than you might think. Make an effort to be nice to yourself and, if you do slip up, try to challenge those negative thoughts.
A good rule of thumb is to talk to yourself just like you speak to your mates. This can be really difficult in start, but practise makes a man perfect.
2. Focus On Yourself
Comparing yourself to other people is a sure-fire way to start feeling poor about you.
Try to focus on yourself, focus on your own goals and achievements, rather than comparing them against someone else’s. you don’t need that kind of pressure!
3. Get Moving
Exercise is the best way to increase motivation, practise setting goals and build confidence.
Breaking a sweat also helps the body to release endorphins, the feel-good hormones.
4. Nobody Is Perfect
Always try to be the best version of yourself, but it’s also important to accept that no body can be perfect.
5. Everyone Makes Mistakes
You made mistakes in order to learn and grow, so try not to beat yourself up if you forget to work on a super-important assignment. It happens to Everyone.
6. Think About What You Can Change
It’s not easy to do all the things that are often out of your control. Instead, try to focus your energy on practicing the things that are within your control and seeing what you can do to improve them.
7. Do The Things That Make You Happy
If you spend time doing the things you enjoy, you will be encouraged to think more positively.
Try to add a little you-time in your every day schedule. Whether that time you spent on reading, cooking or just conking out on the couch for a bit, if it makes you happy, make that time best for it.
8. Enjoy The Small Stuff
You got up on time this morning and feeling fresh and calm. Tick. You poached your eggs near to perfection. Winning.
Celebrating the small things is a great way to build confidence and start feeling good and happy about yourself.
9. Be A Friendly Person
Being helpful and friendly to other people will certainly boost their mood, but it’ll also make you feel pretty good and happier about yourself.
10. Form A Supportive Squad
Find the people who make you feel good about you and avoid those who try to trigger your negative thinking and hurt you in any way.