Self-esteem is something everyone struggles with. Some of us dealt with it as young pubescent children and for others, it is still a daily battle. However, there are ways to improve self-esteem for everyone.
Here is how:
DAILY POSITIVE AFFIRMATION
I know. It is weird talking to yourself in the mirror. But have you ever noticed that when you vocalize your feelings, your brain receives the message differently? So every day, stand in front of the mirror and compliment yourself. Say nice things to your reflection. Say the nice things people say about you to yourself! The more you do this, the more confident you’ll be. You may not believe those words at first. But over time, you will.
DON’T BE A PEOPLE-PLEASER
Saying ‘no’ can make us feel like we are bad people. But in all actuality, saying ‘no’ is healthy for your mental state. If you won’t be available to hang out with friends or cannot take that late-night shift at work, simply say, ‘no’. You might feel bad at first but over time, you will get used to it. Being selfish is not a bad thing once it isn’t to the detriment of another.
CONGRATULATE YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS
No matter how small the achievement might be, congratulate yourself! Pat yourself on the back and say, “Good job! You deserve it!” Because you do. It could be finally being able to bench a 100kg or being consistent with reading a book. Nothing is too small to be happy and grateful for.
Healthy skin is desired by everyone. No questions asked. But what about taking care of your skin would build self-esteem? Simple! It is about self-love. Finding skincare routines isn’t difficult anymore. Thank the stars for the internet. Every morning and every night, perform your skincare routine. Light some candles, put your phone and devices off, listen to jazz, a glass of wine in hand, etc. It is about you and only you!
TAKE YOURSELF OUT
Is it a new movie showing at the theater? Or a concert? Or the opera? Anything and anywhere that peaks your interests. It is about being used to being in your presence and having creating fun memories with yourself.
Exercising has a way of making you feel better. It is simple biology. Every time you work out, there is a burst of endorphins in your brain making you happy. So whether it is bath yoga, jogging or running a half-mile on the treadmill, dancing, etc., moving your body always helps. There are tools to aid in your workout regimen.
Remember: eat healthy as well. Because a healthy body does contribute to a healthy mind.
With these tips on how to improve self-esteem, you will find that your demeanor will change. You will walk with your shoulders back and your head held high.