Self-esteem is a persons overall evaluation of their worth and value. It involves beliefs and perceptions about oneself, including feelings of self-confidence, self-respect, and self-acceptance. Having a healthy level of self-esteem is important for your emotional well-being and can impact various aspects of life, such as relationships, work performance, and overall happiness.
To increase self-esteem, try focusing on your strengths: Recognise and appreciate your unique qualities, talents, and skills. Engage in activities that allow you to showcase and develop your strengths. It is critical to acknowledge your abilities, talents, and accomplishments. Make a list of your strengths and revisit it regularly. Remind yourself of past achievements and use them as a source of motivation. Again your mind is crying out for this. Children had praise for everything to achieved big and small, and then we stop when we are adults. We need to think of it like a young child, talk to yourself about all the things you are good at.
Surround yourself with positive influences: Surround yourself with supportive, positive and uplifting people who appreciate and value you. Minimise contact with individuals who consistently bring you down or undermine your self-esteem. Hang around with people who believe in your capabilities. Being with these kind of people not just helps your self esteem, but being positive with them about their achievements is like a double bubble.
To hear more tips, the newest episode of the Mental Wealth podcast is all about self-esteem and full of tips. We’ve also created a downloadable PDF that you can access here!
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