4 Ways to Raise Your Self-Esteem

At some point, everyone will experience feelings of low self-esteem and a depletion in confidence. Whether these feelings last for a day or are more long-term, a loss of self-esteem can be psychologically and physically exhausting; plus, it can greatly affect your social life and even your job.

When feeling low, you need to counter this emotional state in a proactive manner. Rather than wallow or succumb to such distressing thoughts and feelings, try to beat them. Of course, this easier said than done, and if your low self-esteem is caused by feeling of clinical depression, then finding ways to raise your confidence can prove more difficult and may need serious medical attention. However, there are many ways to help build the blocks to a more confident you. Here are ways to raise your self-esteem.

Be Mindful

You cannot change if you do not recognise the cause for your lack of self-esteem, and how you may be enabling it. Take a step back and mull over what is troubling you and if there are any attitudes you need to alter. If you have issues with your weight, for instance, then sit down and think of ways to stop these bad thoughts. Draft up an exercise schedule, decide if your diet needs altering, and if you speak negatively to yourself and to others, try to distance yourself from such toxic self-talk.

Of course, for many people who are suffering from low self-esteem, they may not be seeing themselves clearly. If you think this applies to you, then speak to your doctor, family and friends. They will be able to guide and help you through this troubling time.

Make the Changes

Be active in your solutions. Once you know what is bothering you, whether it be your weight, job or appearance, make the changes necessarily. Go to the gym and stick to it; look for a new career path and swap occupations; consider surgery from Atlanta Face and Body. Apply the solutions, and as you make the transition and see the changes your self-esteem will hopefully improve too.

Do Not Compare

Comparing yourself to someone else is never a good idea. Rather than focus on someone else and on what they have, focus on everything good in your life. No one person is the same, whether it be looks, career or social life. If you were to speak to the individual you look up to, you’d probably find that they are also ‘lacking’ something in their life and may even be envious of you. You do not know a person’s story, and so comparing yourself to another person will only feed any pessimism or low self-esteem you may be feeling.

Think Happy

The power of positive thinking is mighty. Rather than focus on the negativity, try and smile and see how simply turning that frown upside down can trick you into feeling happier. Although this is a small and relatively fleeting happiness, it can help you train your brain to think more positively. If you find that you’re having more bad thoughts than good, though, then it’s best to speak to a medical professional.

Thanks to Carol Trehearn

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