6 Steps to Building Your Self-esteem

6 Steps to Building Your Self-esteem

Written by Craig Rogers, Posted on , in Section Personal Growth

AllPhotos 2561.jpegMany people feel bad about them selves from time to time. Feelings of low self esteem can stem from being treated poorly by others, consequences from poor decisions, or just general negative thinking. Low self esteem is often a constant companion for some people, especially those who suffer from depression or anxiety. However, there are steps for overcoming these negative feelings. 

1. Pay Attention to Your Own Needs and Wants 

You know your body better than anyone else. If your body is telling you to get up and walk around, do it. If you feel like you need to spend some time with someone you haven't seen recently, do it. Building relationships with others can be huge in helping your self confidence. 

2. Take Excellent Care of Your Health
Your body has certain nutritional needs. Eating healthy and avoiding junk food will make a huge difference in just feeling generally better. Another step is exercising regularly. Set time aside each day to get your body moving and get some fresh air. 

3. Take the Time to do Things You Like 
Many people get down because they are too busy for themselves. Make time to do something you enjoy, like play a musical instrument, read a book, do a craft, or go to the park. Keep a list of things that you like and add to it as you find new things you enjoy. 

4. Get Something Done
That checklist of things you need to do will only get bigger if you don’t ever do anything on it. Cleaning out that drawer you’ve been ignoring, do your laundry, pay a bill, or wash the car. You will feel better about yourself after doing even menial chores.

5. Spend Time With the Right People
This can be a challenge. If you’re around negative people all the time, chances are that you will have negative thoughts and feelings. If you can be around positive people, that will have the opposite effect. Positive thoughts and feelings are the first steps towards being a self confident person.

6. Have Your Living Space Reflect the Type of Person You Want to Be
No matter your living situation, make it special. Make it comfortable and attractive. If you live with others, arrange a space that is just for you that you can decorate and design to your tastes.

If you struggle with low self confidence, know that you are not a lone in your battle. Many others have been in your same position and have overcome the difficulties to living a confident life.

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