Tips to Boost Your Self-Esteem

Your self image is an essential part of your well being. It is not always possible to be positive about ourselves. We would have many reasons to think low of us. The first step in overcoming this is to accept ourselves for who we are. We are special in our own way. It is normal to have flaws, there are some who are capable of covering it up which is why we tend to see some as perfect. Here are a few tips that will help you boost your self-esteem.

1. Exercise

This is a great way to boost your self-esteem. If you exercise regularly and remain fit, this will automatically make you feel good in your own skin. If you feel a little plump, it is more likely that you feel very uncomfortable and too cautious about yourself. This directly lowers your self-esteem whether you realize it or not. You might not be aware of the fact that your physical appearance is a reason why you think low of yourself. You might even deny and say you are fine with you being plump, but deep down it does really affect you in a negative way. So try doing some light exercises, like for a start, brisk walking. Even if you are not plump you could do some exercises, there’s no harm in it. This will surely make you feel better about yourself than usual.

2. Write 2 or 3 things you appreciate yourself for

At the end of the day write down in a notebook, 2 or 3 things for which you are proud of yourself. It could be you finishing an assignment, learning to cook something new, doing your daily exercise, etc. You might find this task a little boring and useless, but it really motivates you to do better the next day. Keep a small notebook beside your bed and make sure you write in it every day.

3. Don’t compare

You are totally different from everyone around you. Keep this in mind. Try not to compare yourself with your friend, your classmate, your sibling or even your twin. This is not a healthy way of dealing with shortcomings. Understand that you cannot always be on top and that you cannot be anyone else. It is when we fail to meet the expectations that we start doing a series of comparisons.

Comparing themselves with others might help some people. On the long run this won’t be healthy as you might end up with a long list of your flaws and none of your strengths. It’s good to know your flaws as it will help you mend it. But too much of it would just harm the little hope left in us.

4. Do what you love doing

You might love reading or swimming or dancing etc. Whichever is it that you love doing keep at it. Take some time during the week to work on it and try and excel in it. This will give you a sense of achievement which is very necessary for everyone.

Try these out and I am sure it will help you.


About Sharon Marie George

I have a bachelors degree in Psychology, English and Sociology, a Diploma in Clinical Pastoral Counseling and I am currently doing a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology View all posts by Sharon Marie George

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