When someone thinks of a person with self-esteem, most people think of someone who has a positive attitude. While someone who has self-esteem could have a positive attitude, this is not what I am referring to.
Having self-esteem is when you have a high regard for yourself, when you value who you are. Having self-esteem is when you have a firm belief and respect for yourself.
If you find yourself down a lot and have a hard time feeling good, you may deal with low self-esteem. Below, you will find 3 ways to build your self-esteem.
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Give credit where credit is due: When you accomplish a particular task, give yourself credit for doing something successfully. It may be something as small as thanking someone for something. That is a success because you acknowledge something that someone has done for you. So, give yourself credit for the things you do. I bet if you really thought about it, you do a lot of successful things throughout the day. Start giving yourself credit for that.
Say good things to yourself: When you accidentally drop or spill something, what are the first words out of your mouth? If the words dummy, idiot, stupid, or any other negative words come out of your mouth, try not reacting to the situation. Take a deep breath and move on, knowing we all have accidents. The point here is not to react to the situation. Give yourself a break, think good thoughts about yourself, and don’t forget to laugh.
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Accept the good in you: Just like giving yourself credit for the success you have each day, acknowledge the things you know how to do well. There are things you can do better than anyone. If you gave it some thought, you can come up with several things you do well. What are some things you do well? Think about it, and when you do, write them down. So, the next time you are feeling down, go back to the list you made and accept the good in you.
Building your self-esteem is going to help you take bigger risks and have a more fulfilling life. With a high self-esteem, you can accomplish anything. You will stick with your goals and take on any challenge that comes your way. Building self-esteem takes time; however, anything that is going to help you live your life to the fullest is worth it. Try finding someone who can help you along the way, a friend, a mentor, or even a coach. You can do it, I know you can!