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8 ways to boost esteem

If you have low self-esteem, then this article can help. It will teach you how to boost your self-esteem and feel better about yourself.

Self-esteem is the way a person thinks and feels about himself or herself. It can be influenced by things like life experiences, relationships with others, personality traits, health, wealth, and physical appearance. Low self-esteem affects people in many different ways. Some think of themselves as failures. Others feel unhappy because they are not living up to their potentials or feel inadequate compared to other people around them. However you experience low self-esteem, it's important that you know how to address this issue. Below are a couple of tips to build more self-esteem.

Smile more often 

Go ahead, squeeze those cheeks and give out a smile. You may be thinking I look ridiculous, but just try it. Smile more often and see if you begin to feel happier. One study by Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit found that smiling can make you feel better regardless of the circumstances causing your sadness or stress. When we are happy, our brains release dopamine which makes us want to smile even more!

Compliment yourself in the mirror every morning

It sounds so simple but it’s really powerful. It does not matter if you need to get out of a depression or want to boost your self-esteem, looking in the mirror and telling yourself how good you are is a great activity that will help you feel better about yourself.

There is nothing more empowering than recognizing your own self-worth. As you begin to appreciate yourself, life becomes easier. You’ll find it easier to make decisions and have the confidence that whatever choices you make will be right for you. This confidence makes all things possible…and now we are ready to conquer anything!

Wear clothes that make you feel good about yourself

It is common for many people to feel depressed or anxious because they feel insecure about their physical appearance. This can lead to a lack of motivation and feelings of inferiority in the long run, which can be potentially damaging for your mental health. However, you should know that how you dress also affects how good you will feel on any given day. By dressing like someone who loves life, it becomes easier to start feeling positive again and more motivated about your daily tasks.

Clothes play a huge role in your self-esteem, especially when you wear clothes that make you feel good. You don’t have to spend thousands of dollars on jeans or shoes just because they are popular; what matters is how you feel about yourself wearing them. There are several different types of personality traits and body types. Find clothes that fit the type of person that you are, celebrate those things and enhance your sense of well-being

Spend time with people who are kind to you and make you laugh

Even if you are normally an introvert, it’s important to be social. This will not only help you maintain your mental health but also improve any negative feelings that might arise as a result of depression.

When you find yourself in a tough spot, it may help to speak to a therapist. If therapy isn’t for you, take some time to talk with people who are kind and make you laugh. This will allow your brain more time to release endorphins that improve your mood and quality of life.

Volunteer for a cause that is important to you, or do something nice for someone else without expecting anything in return

Volunteering is a great way to get outside of yourself and into the real world. You can benefit from volunteering in so many ways, including making new friends with other volunteers, or just getting out of your comfort zone and experiencing something different for a while. While that may seem like an obvious win-win situation for you, think about what it’s doing for others too!

Write down three things each day that went well or made you happy, and read them before bedtime (or when your mood starts to dip)

We all know the benefits of journaling, but it can be difficult for people to stay motivated over a long period of time. One trick is to making entries daily instead of sporadically throughout the week. Keeping track of three good things each day also helps keeps you in a positive frame of mind by focusing on what’s going well in your life and not just what’s wrong or bothering you.

Set realistic goals and give yourself credit when you meet them

Accomplishment and discipline make us feel good. Celebrate your wins, especially the little ones. If they're small accomplishments like making your bed or brushing your teeth every day! Be proud of yourself for taking the time and actions to participate in self care.

Take care of your body by eating healthy foods, getting enough sleep, exercising regularly, avoiding drugs and alcohol, etc., so it can take care of You! You deserve it!

When we feel good about ourselves, we are more likely to succeed because we have a positive attitude that leads us to persevere even when things get tough. 

At Family Time Centers, we are passionate about making your life more manageable. We can help you build self-esteem with our professional and friendly staff of expert therapists. Our organization who can help you achieve the life you deserve.

Author
Michael Kaufman Michael Kaufman is the Executive Director at Family Time Centers. He’s been working to create the best patient experience for over two years now, Michael enjoys hiking with friends and fitness activities like weightlifting or running on the treadmill at home. His dog is one of his favorite companions when he’s not traveling! Michael has a deep interest in psychology and personal development books (he even wrote one!). He always tries to learn new things about himself through self-reflection and reading.

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