Ways to Boost Your Self-Esteem
Have you noticed lately that you just aren’t feeling like yourself? Do you want to stay in bed, under the
We all get in funks sometimes. And during the winter it is even harder, since we get stuck inside. So, you need
some ways to boost your self-esteem.
One way is to think about and acknowledge your positive qualities. Make a list of your strengths only. Think
about your attributes be it: physical, emotional, a special talent, a skill, or anything that feel good about who
Also, add to your list, any compliments you have received lately from family, coworkers, or friends. All of
these are sure to boost your self-esteem.
Another way is to look at yourself a whole package. Do not look at your individual flaws or shortcomings. We all
have them and no one is perfect, so neither are you. By focusing on the negative all you do is bring attention to
something you already know about. By shifting your focus you turn to positive ones, feeling better about
A third way is to not only trust, but know that you are competent. Think back to times when you did solve
problems, overcome huge obstacles, or tackled and conquered something you did not think you could do.
Having faith in yourself is paramount to boosting your self-esteem. If you are having a hard time doing that,
set some small goals for yourself and as you accomplish them make a list so you can see how successful you can
Next, remember you are worth making yourself a priority part of the time. Come up with a list of things you want
to do for you and start doing them. Don’t be afraid to disappoint other because it is going to happen, but remember
you are worth it! And for heaven’s sake give yourself permission to say no. The world will not come to a halt and
yes everyone will survive.
Another great way to boost your self-esteem is to stand in
front of a mirror and select five things that you like about your appearance. You can choose anything: your eyes,
legs, hair, nails, smile, or lips. You could also choose something related to your particular style like: your
make-up, hairdo, shoes, clothes, jewelry, or how you stand.
You can also select something that comes from the inside, for example: your spirit, kindness, energy, or your
compassion. Then ask someone who loves you, matters to you and supports you 100% to name five things that they like
When your self-esteem is in a state of funk, you need some different ways to boost your self-esteem. I hope the
different ways I covered in this article: acknowledging your positive qualities, look at yourself as a whole, don’t
focus on one negative attribute, trust and know you are competent, know you are worth making time for, and try
standing in front of a mirror and find five good things about you. If you do one or all of the ways mentioned you
are sure to get a boost to your self-esteem.