Self-esteem is your opinion of yourself and your capabilities. It can be high, low or somewhere in the middle. While everyone occasionally has doubts about themselves, low self-esteem can leave you feeling insecure, unmotivated and unhappy.
High self-esteem has been recognized to increase joy.
When you develop your self-esteem, you feel worthy of yourself. It makes life simpler as you stop looking for validation from others. It creates a feeling of confidence and strength
What you can do to improve your self-esteem:
- Be nice to yourself: Make an effort to be kind to yourself and, if you do criticize yourself up, try to challenge those criticisms. Try speaking to yourself in the same way that you’d speak to your best friend.
- Compare yourself to yourself: Focus on you and your results. And on how you can improve your results. This will both inspire you and raise your self-esteem.
- Practice goals: You can set goals for improving yourself. Your goals should be clear and specific, but allow some room for imperfection.
- Accept yourself as you are: Though you are attempting to improve in some areas, you'll have higher self-esteem than before. Create a mantra for yourself, like “that’s fine, I’m amazing either way.”
- Find the good thing: Emphasis on optimism and opportunities. Question yourself: what is one thing that I can learn from this? And what is one opportunity that I can find in this situation? This will help you to change your viewpoint.
- Do what makes you happy: Spend times by doing the things that you like. This increases positivity. It can be running, reading, cooking or sleeping etc.