“Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.” ~ Malcolm S. Forbes
Going through life with low self esteem hinders you from achieving your true potential. You can get caught up in being so self-critical that you run the risk of becoming the negative version of yourself you think you are on the inside.
On the other hand, when a high perspective of the self is envisioned, you can more easily work towards realizing your ideal self and boost your self esteem.
The following seven methods can help boost your self esteem, so that you can learn to let go of low self esteem and grow into a better version of yourself.
1. Work on Self Improvement Daily.
One way to feel about yourself is to actually improve who you are on the inside and out. Doing just one little thing a day to move towards something better will make it easy to experience growth, because in the long run persistence is what puts out the best results. Even just investing 5 minutes a day in an activity will soon add up, so get started today.
2. Leave Love Notes to Yourself.
It is easy for a person to forget how many different ways in which they are an amazing person. Using post-its, one can randomly scatter little notes as to what makes them awesome around their home. It can be something as simple as “I have cute feet” or as elaborate as “I prefer giving to receiving in my daily life”.
3. Treat Yourself.
Everyone occasionally deserves to get a little enjoyment out of life every now and again. Reward yourself with something small as a piece of candy, or you can think bigger with things like vacations, cars, etc. Just make sure you give yourself some of the positive reinforcement that you deserve.
4. Talk and Think Yourself Up.
We are our own biggest critics. Instead of letting that voice with the negative thoughts occupy your brain, fill it up with positive thoughts and have a little more self belief. Even when you are alone in the car you can talk yourself up about your own individual awesomeness. This can be especially helpful if you are nervous about a interview, date, event or anything else.
5. List your Gifts.
When building self esteem it is important to remember all your positive traits regularly
. Make a list of all the good thing about you to serve as a reminder of all that you offer to the world. Include even the smallest things like the fact you give compliments to other regularly. Also include the big things like providing a loving home for your child.
6. Don’t Rely on Public Opinion.
It is not the worst thing to get feedback from others, but don’t build your self belief based upon what others think. You need to know how to be self reliant when it comes to boosting your own confidence to avoid getting down when you haven’t receive a compliment, positive feedback or anything of the sort. When you learn to build your own self esteem you can feel that boost of esteem all of the time rather than just occasionally.
7. Stop Self Sabotaging.
With every decision we make we are working towards building a self that will either make us proud or ashamed. Make the goal of every single day to work on making yourself the version that will naturally be something you are proud of, because once you are proud of you life self esteem begins to grow naturally.
If you master all of the above you can be completely self confident and start to realize your true potential.