5 Additional Ways to Raise Your Self-Esteem

Low self-esteem can negatively impact our quality of life. Feelings of unworthiness can begin at a young age and, if neglected, can potentially lead to depression and anxiety. Because low self-esteem can be so damaging, finding ways to feel better about ourselves and our abilities is vital to our well-being. Here are 5 ways to increase self-esteem:

  • Quiet That Inner Critic

Negative self-talk is common for people with low self-esteem. If you're one of those people whose inner critic is constantly beating them up, it's important that you learn how to quiet that voice. Try to replace any negative comments with positive ones. Stop focusing on your weaknesses and instead focus on your strengths and abilities.

  • Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

We are all unique. However, instead of celebrating what makes us individuals, many of us spend time comparing ourselves to others. Stop comparing yourself to others and instead concentrate on being the best version of you that you can be.

  • Give Up The Quest to be Perfect

Being human means being imperfect. We all have flaws, we are all works in progress. Stop trying to be perfect and instead set attainable goals for yourself.

  • Start Loving Your Body

Many people struggle with body images issues. Instead of focusing on what your body looks like, on how much you weigh or how big your muscles are, focus on being healthy. Be grateful for your health and make healthy choices so you can feel good and vibrant.

  • Cut Back on Social Media

Social Media has its good points, but it can also set unrealistic expectations. It's important to remember that online, people tend to only post images that make their lives seem awesome. Spending too much time looking at other people leading fun lives can lead us to spending less time enjoying our own.

If self-esteem issues have become a problem in your life, consider working with a therapist who can help you work through your memories and emotions. If you are interested in exploring treatment, please contact me. I would be happy to speak with you about how I may be able to help.

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