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Self-Esteem Boosting Tips

Written by Karl Perera BA, MA, DipLC
December 9th, 2017 | Updated: December 27th, 2019

You are worth it

Most people go through phases when they have personal issues self-esteem, self-worth, and self-confidence. People who have made plenty of mistakes in their lives are more susceptible to this. Some may think that since they made so many mistakes in their lives that they aren’t smart enough or “good” enough to make their lives better. However, this is not the case at all. There are many ways to improve your life and many ways to boost your self-esteem, here are some tips!

  1. Hold Yourself Accountable

If you are someone who has made a lot of mistakes and feel like you can’t help but make mistakes, then it may be time to invest in some sort of accountability. For example, if you have a problem with drugs, consider going to a rehab facility. Or if you have a problem with drinking and driving, invest in a Low Cost Interlock safety device. It may be a hassle for you to deal with day in and day out, but you are truly taking responsibility for your past actions. Accountability is something that can sometimes be annoying because giving up responsibility is the easy way out but as you really take control of your life soon enough you will feel better every day for righting your own ship with your own effort.

  1. Always Speak Positively

When you are down in the dumps it can be very difficult to talk positively to yourself and to others. However, when you speak negatively, you are only making it harder. Often negative thoughts lead to negative speech, which can lead to depression. Those surrounded by positivity from either their own thoughts, friends, family, or just anything in their life that they enjoy will have a much easier time staying out of emotional lulls.

  1. Challenge Yourself

One of the best ways to boost your confidence is by challenging yourself to do things that you never thought you could do. Even trying and failing is better than not trying at all. If you try and fail, you have lost nothing but time. But if you do not try at all, you will never be able to go out of your comfort zone and improve. No one has ever thrived and became successful without taking a challenging first step.  Motivate yourself by doing and you will feel a confidence like never before, even if you fail.

  1. Try Meditation

Many doctors have encouraged their patients to meditate . This relieves stress and has the possibility to impact your life in a positive way throughout your entire day. Download various apps and find what works best for you. Be patient and allow time for yourself to adjust to meditating. Meditation is not just a spiritual concept. It is beneficial for all people of all religions. There are many resources that have nothing to do with religion and all of them can help you. I especially recommend this mindfulness meditation training.

14 thoughts on “Self-Esteem Boosting Tips”

  1. Awesome message Karl, very timing.
    Moving from one country to another is a big adjustment and at first ‘I’d experienced a couple of months of ceppression So my self-esteem became low. Being bullied and discriminated in my workplace it affects me. Everytime you sent me an email about ” Self-Esteem” it inspired me and build my confidence.
    May you be blessed even more and God give you more wisdom to help others building their co fidence too.
    Thank you so much and more powers..:)

  2. Thanks for the tips, Karl! You’re the man. Currently, I’m researching why my self-esteem is lower than I feel like it should be since I’m actually quite happy and the healthiest I’ve ever been in my life. These tips are a great help and I’m so grateful for you taking the time to write this article! 🙂

  3. am going to look over at this, because I have been struggling with these kind of symptom of neglecting my self worth.

  4. confidencegaining

    I want to say your continued words of encourage have helped me to become more confident and see myself in a different aspect
    There are tines when I don’t feel trurly confident but Ik that I can always turn to your words of encouragement and it helps back onto my journey
    So thank u

  5. Can these techniques be applied to high-functioning autistic children with cerebral palsy, ADHD, ODD, severe separation anxiety?
    believe me there’s a lot of stress…. more on meditation information where to find it how to find it… would be nice so many apps to choose from sitting thinking I’m going to go and find a nap I’m going to be happy with just sounds like more stress to me if I do get that time to myself to be able to do that

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