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Do you know what self-esteem is? Basically, it’s how you feel about YOU. Do you like yourself and believe in your abilities? Or do you tend to focus on your faults, defer to the opinions of others, and have trouble saying no?
If you’re trapped in a spiral of low self-worth and negative self-talk, you’re probably unaware of how much better life can be with a little self-confidence.
The best part? Self-confidence & killer self-esteem is all within your control. It comes from inside of you, not other people’s thoughts and opinions. Hence the term self-esteem ;-)
Want to build up your self-esteem? Try these simple ego boosters listed below!
1.Quiet your inner critic.
“I can’t do this.” “I’m not good enough.” “No one will like me.” Whenever you notice negative thoughts like these going through your head, tell your inner critic to “STOP! Start thinking about all the things you’re good at!!! There is no one like you. That’s what makes you valuable. Remind yourself of your unique skills and talents. You embody them for a reason. The more positive thoughts you think, the less power your inner critic will have on you!
2. Let go of perfectionism.
Thinking everything has to be perfect is a surefire recipe for disappointment and lowered self-esteem. Remember, there’s a difference between doing your best and obsessing. Learn to be happy with good (but not always perfect) results. You are worthy and deserving just as you are. You are good enough now!
4. Clean up your living space.
Everyone feels better in fabulous surroundings. If your home or workspace is a disaster, take some time to tidy up (or hire someone to do it for you). Also surrounding yourself with items that make you happy, photos of people you love, and reminders of any achievements you may have accomplished! Looking at these things will remind you of how awesome your life really is and help you build that self-esteem.
5. Surround yourself with supportive people.
Spend more time with positive, uplifting people — not those who criticize or drag you down. If someone currently doesn’t match your frequency, mission, goals, lifestyle and truth - that friendship is no longer for you.
6. Unfollow things that don’t uplift you.
Be careful about your media sources. TV shows, blogs, social media and talk radio can all affect your self-esteem and mental well-being. Unfollow anything that doesn’t lift you up! You can also follow uplifting social accounts. Reading positive quote accounts first thing in the morning can really help set a positive pace for the rest of the day since you are the one who determines what your day will be - by the way that you feel!
7. Do the right thing.
When faced with a decision, always take the action that lifts you or someone else up. Go for a walk instead of watching TV, speak up for a cause you believe in, or take the time to call a loved one. When you do the right thing, you always feel better about yourself.
Take a brisk walk daily and aim for more vigorous exercise a few times a week. Studies have shown that people who exercise regularly benefit from improved self-esteem and better moods. So get those endorphins flowing!
9. Accomplish something.
Give yourself a challenge — something you can realistically expect to achieve — and then do it! It could be a task you’ve been putting off, like cleaning out your closet, or a whole new fun challenge like shedding that weight you gained over Christmas break!
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9. Here’s one more confidence booster to try ~ Be a friend to yourself.
Oftentimes, we know just what to say to others, but not to ourselves, when we’re feeling low. Next time, instead of falling into the same old negative thought patterns, ask yourself: What advice would I give to my best friend? And then say those kind words to YOURSELF.
CourtneyLynne is former model turned mommy & wifey! When not blogging all things foodie, fashion, travel, mom life & straight up fabulousness to the masses, she can be found chasing her toddler around in 6in stilettos & laughing at her own jokes her glass of wine told her to tell.