Self esteem or self worth is how you value yourself. Sometimes confused with confidence, which is the belief that you have the capacity to achieve what you set your mind to. You don’t have to be riddled with a lack of self esteeem. Many people have, at times, questioned their self worth or their character, believing they are less of a person, not worthy in some respect. I have compiled 4 quick fix tips that you could try in boosting how you feel about yourself.
1) Try helping others in some way, this will definitely make you feel good. When doing someone else a favour, you can’t help but feel better about yourself. You own negative thoughts will dissolve when you are making a difference to another person’s day. When they thank you for helping out, your self esteem soars!
2) Avoid comparing yourself to other people, for example sports or show business celebrities. You only see the persona and confidence they choose to show the world. You can’t know what is going on in their mind. It’s better to work towards a better ‘you’ than an inferior version of the person or persons you look up to.
Start by noting the good points about yourself, maybe you consider you are a good person, or you have a sense of humour and you make people smile. It could be your work colleagues appreciate your efforts in working as part of a team. You will be able to list many good points about yourself once you put your mind to it.
3) It’s possible you are taking yourself too seriously, you really should take a handful of ‘funny’ pills and lighten up! Make an effort to see the world in colour rather than shades of grey. Surround yourself with people who enjoy life, who also like you, and make you laugh. Positive ‘vibes’ from others will rub off on you, and will help towards building confidence in social interaction, and so boost your self esteem.
4) Visualise possessing self esteem. How does it feel? Great of course! ’See’ the new you, the negative traits that have plagued you are stripped away. You feel so good about yourself, live that moment, that feeling in your mind. Savour it, now make that visualisation exercise a regular event, and so work on one of the other three points above.
Small steps can make a big difference, and if you promise yourself to work on self improvement, then good things will happen for you.