How to Boost Your Self-Esteem

happy-womanSometime we strive to be more beautiful in order to compensate a lack of self esteem.

We can all feel a little down about ourselves at some point. Some of us are able to move past it while others get bogged down and have trouble escaping the trap of low self-esteem. If you’re feeling down it feels impossible to perk yourself back up but it really isn’t.

I wanted to write an article about self esteem because beauty comes from within too.

Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

One big reason that we feel so down about ourselves is that we look at other people and see how “great” they have it. The fact is that the people who seem happy might just be better at hiding their own pain. Not everyone who appears happy is really all that happy. They also have problems of their own that you don’t know about. That person you’re comparing yourself might be worse off than you. Even if they are better off than you it’s not something you should be focusing on. Focus only on yourself and your problems and how they can be solved. When you stop thinking about how great other people have it you can start thinking about how great you have it and how to fix the problems you have. Everyone is good at something. Focus on what you’re good at; not what other people are good at.

Do Some Exercise

Exercise is one of the best natural mood boosters there is. It helps to go out when it’s sunny so you can soak up some much needed vitamin D. It can be really hard to push yourself and go outside when you’re feeling down but after just ten minutes out in the sun you’ll be glad you did it. You’ll always feel better after a walk. Always.

Be Good Enough

What we mean here is that perfection is impossible. No one is perfect and no one can be perfect. You should aim for great and be happy to be great. It’s all well and good to want to do a good job but don’t push yourself too far aiming for perfection because it just doesn’t exist.

Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself

When you’re already feeling down it’s all too easy to really beat yourself up if you make a mistake. Everyone makes mistakes. It doesn’t matter who they are, everyone has messed up at some point. It’s just human nature. Pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and learn from your mistakes. You can always take something positive out of a mistake, even if it’s just how to avoid making the mistake again. Be positive. force yourself at first if necessary.

Do Something You Enjoy

Everyone has something that makes them happy. When you’re doing something you enjoy it’s bound to perk you up a little and get you thinking positively. It’s even better if it’s something you’re good at. Doing something you enjoy and doing it well is a great recipe for a positive outlook.

If you’re having trouble eliminating your self-esteem and you’re getting worried about your mental health then it’s vital that you seek out professional help. Please don’t stay alone and talk to your family , friends or your doctor if you’re worried that you might have a depression or are becoming a risk to yourself.

You are worth it 🙂

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