There is nothing as important as how you think and feel about yourself. Building and maintaining high self-esteem is an integral part of life. Not only does high self-esteem allow you to have more internal stability, but it can help make your life become simpler and happier. Here are five powerful tips that you can use today to help you improve and maintain your self-esteem.
Stop Comparing Yourself to Others
One of the most destructive habits that you can acquire is comparing yourself to others. This is because there will always be someone who has more or is better than you at something. The only person you should be comparing yourself to is you. Look at all the things that you have accomplished in your life and how you can improve. This will help to raise your self-esteem as well as motivate you to do more.
In the evenings, spend a few minutes writing down three things that you appreciate about yourself. At the end of the evening, before you go to bed, ask yourself, “What are three things I can appreciate about myself?” Not only will this help to improve your self-esteem, but it can also turn a sour mood around.
Get Rid of Perfectionism
Having a perfectionist mindset can paralyze you from taking action because you have become so scared of not living up to some standard. This can lead to procrastination, resulting in you not getting the desired outcome that you want. This can be one of the quickest ways to kill your self-esteem.
Try Something New
When you step outside of your comfort zone and try something new, you can increase your opinion about yourself. It doesn’t have to be anything significant, just something that will help you get out of your rut. Step outside your comfort zone often and don’t expect anything, just tell yourself that you’ll try something out.
Spend Time with Supportive People
Choose to spend less time with people who are unkind or unsupportive of your dreams and goals. Being around negative people can quickly bring you down and destroy your self-esteem. Instead, spending more time with people who are positive, and uplifting will go a long way toward improving your own self-esteem.
It is important to remember the reasons why you are working to improve your self-esteem. Doing these simple things on a daily basis and keeping these powerful reasons in mind will do wonders for improving your self-esteem.
At Citizen Counselling and Coaching a number of our counsellors and coaches can provide support around building confidence and bettering self-esteem. This can include identifying the obstacles to being more confident, creating practical plans and advice through sharing techniques and models that have worked for others.
Our ‘My Confidence Coach’ online programme and Coaching was designed for time poor busy people looking to increase their confidence and make a positive change in their lives.
Our Increasing Confidence page can explain more