We all get days where we feel low and struggle to feel confident in ourselves. When you’re feeling like this, here are twenty tips to help you boost your self-esteem.
1. Praise yourself for every small achievement you accomplish
We always focus on the large events that happen in our lives. Praise yourself for every little achievement, no matter how small. Whether you got yourself out of bed when you didn’t want to or made yourself a great meal, praise yourself for everything you achieve.
2. Talk to yourself fairly
We are always harsher on ourselves more than anyone else, meaning we beat ourselves up much more than we should. When you catch yourself talking harshly about yourself, tell yourself whether you would say this to someone you care about.
3. Write any negative thoughts down
This is a old but great way to boost your self-esteem. Once you’ve written these down, throw them or burn them. You’ll be expressing and throwing away these negative thoughts which in turn will help you feel more positive.
4. Stop comparing yourself to others
Everyone is different and going through their own issues. Just because someone has achieved something you haven’t doesn’t mean you’re doing something wrong. Everything has its time and place. By doing this, it will help boost your self-esteem.
5. Write inspirational quotes round your room
With these quotes around, these are a great reminder to boost your self-esteem. Whether they’re there as a daily reminder or for when you have bad days, having these reminders around will help you feel more positive in no time.
6. Watch a TED talk
This app is full of inspirational people who have overcome many struggles to reach their goals and many of them have many positive and influential tips and ideas that can help you too.
7. Keep a gratitude journal
Once every day, write something down that is either good about yourself or something positive that happened during the day. This will help you see yourself more positively and will help boost your self-esteem too.
8. Remember that life isn’t perfect
When we read or watch things involving the media, its hard to remember that everything isn’t perfect. Remember, its okay to have bad days. Every day doesn’t have to be perfect and that’s okay.
Many people have shown that meditation can have many healing effects including ways to boost your self-esteem. There are many meditation apps and sessions on YouTube and Spotify if you want to try it out.
10. Trust yourself
We all do bad things in out lives but we also many good things too. Its all about believing in yourself, you can do it!
11. Set realistic goals
If there is something you want to do, set yourself some realistic goals to help you reach them. If these goals seem too hard to reach, break these down into smaller goals.
12. Make time for yourself
Everyone needs a break every now and again, make time for yourself by doing the things you love.
13. You are allowed to say no
When you feel uncomfortable doing something, you can say no. You don’t have to do every thing that is happening to you.
14. Stop feeling guilty
Everyone makes mistakes, accept that they have happened, learn from them and move on. The best thing you can do when you’re in this situation is learn from your mistakes.
15. Go for a walk
If you’ve been trapped indoors for a while, why not go outside and get some fresh air and enjoy the scenery around you. If the weather is rubbish, go to a museum or a café.
16. Have a sort out
It doesn’t matter if its clothes, books or utensils, have a sort out of all the things you don’t want. It helps to declutter you mind.
17. Do some stretches
Nothing makes you feel better than doing some exercise, particularly is their gentle and easy to do. Not only will they boost your self-esteem, it will help you feel more awake too.
18. Spend time away from social media
Seeing everyone celebrate their achievements on social media can really put you down. Take a break away from social media for a while. It will help you focus on your achievements and help boost your self-esteem.
19. Tell yourself you can do it
Stand in front of the mirror each day and tell yourself that you can do it. Positive thoughts will help you get through the day and help boost your self-esteem in the long run too.
20. Take care of yourself
From attending regular check ups to eating healthily, taking care of yourself will help you feel better in no time.