Ways to Build Your Self-Esteem
It has been found that 8 in 10 Singaporeans want to change how they look. In fact, all around the world, there are many people fighting their low self-esteem. Because this is can cause anxiety and depression, it is important for us to find ways to build our self-esteem for the better.
Find out what’s affecting your self-esteem
When you are able to find out the main cause of your low self-esteem, it becomes easier to address it. Not only that, you’ll also be able to stop that feeling from creeping back up again. But, what affects self-esteem can be different for each person. There may be chances when you can’t remember why you have low self-esteem because you’ve had it for so long. Even so, remind yourself deserve to feel good about who you are.
Do activities you enjoy doing
You are more likely to think positively if you’re doing things that you enjoy. You may engage in activities you enjoy physically, like exercising or playing sports or mentally, like solving puzzles or meditating. This takes your mind off of negative things and helps you focus on the things that make you happy.
Don’t beat yourself up
There might be a little voice inside your head that’s telling you you’re not worth anything, don’t listen to it, it’s just your mind playing with you. Challenge your inner critic by telling yourself how good you are constantly. This is because when you think negatively about yourself, your mind will believe it, leaving you in a spiral of negativity and pessimism.
Stop comparing other’s success to yours
In our time, it’s becoming difficult to avoid comparing yourself to others because of the internet and social media. Everywhere online you’ll see people flaunting their money and success. But, you should understand that behind all that, these people have also suffered as well. Who shares their suffering in social media? Almost nobody! So, learn to stop comparing yourself to others because everyone experiences success. And it is important to celebrate success no matter how small it is.
Put yourself out there
Explore the world outside of your own little box. It may be scary at first, but once you do it, you’ll be happy you took the leap. When you open yourself up to opportunities and challenges, you will get to experience both triumph and failure. Understanding the difference between both can help boost your self-esteem and also help you understand
Surround yourself with people you love
You might have heard the line, “no man is an island” a million times, but that’s because it’s simply true. Having someone to lean on, especially during trying times, will easily help you feel better. This is because much of our self-esteem is shaped by our relationship with others and how they treat us. Stay with people who truly know you and are able to bring out the best of you when you think you can’t.