3 Self-Esteem Tips

Self-esteem is defined as how you feel about yourself in different areas of your life. Your relationships with your caregivers growing up is one experience that contributes to your level of self-esteem. If your caregivers didn’t build you up when you were a child, then you may struggle with self-esteem as an adult. Self-esteem can greatly influence your mood, performance in different roles such as parenting and work, relationships, and way that you view and respond to challenges.

1.)        Write a list of your accomplishments and reflect on it.

As your list grows, you will begin to see proof that you are capable. You can reflect on your list in moments when you are feeling low. You will begin to see that not only have you accomplished some impressive things, you are capable of more. You can tune in to parts of yourself that know you are adequate, competent, and extraordinary.

2.)        Avoid comparing yourself to others.

You may often fall into the trap of defining yourself in comparison to others. Your worth and value is not determined by what others have or are doing. Just because people appear happy on social media does not mean that they are happy. If you compare, you may end up in despair. Instead of comparing, look at how far you have come on your own life journey.

3.)        Do kind acts for others.

Doing something kind for others can boost your self-esteem. Some ideas are volunteering at a homeless shelter, animal shelter, or at a big brother or sister organization. When you are able to help someone else, it gets you out of your head and makes you less focused on your issues. When you are caught in a low self-esteem cycle, you may be so focused on your own deficiencies that you fail to see the pain that others are in

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