What can I do to improve my self-esteem

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By BarneyBaker

This page offers some suggestions and tactics to enhance your self-esteem or confidence.

These ideas may be beneficial to some individuals, however it’s important to remember that different things work for different people at different times. At Calmerry self esteem therapy, you will only be matched with a licensed therapist in your state who has undergone training and certification as either clinical psychologists, marital/family therapists (LMFT), clinical social workers (LCSW/LMSW), or licensed professional counselors. All our therapists hold either an advanced Master’s or Doctorate degree in their fields and have all earned either their education, examination or training before being recognized and certified by their professional state body.

Take care of yourself.

Get to know yourself better. Consider what brings you joy and what drives your priorities in life; keeping a journal may be beneficial here for reference.

Be kind to yourself. Neglecting yourself could lead to feelings of despair or unworthiness. Be kind and compassionate toward yourself as this could help prevent feelings of hopelessness or depression from taking hold.

Positive affirmations of yourself can also be done in front of a mirror if desired. Although it may feel odd at first, practice making positive remarks about yourself will likely make you more comfortable over time.

Becoming more assertive can be challenging if you’re not used to saying no. Don’t feel obligated to do something just to please others; take a moment to assess your feelings before agreeing to something you don’t feel happy doing.

Be mindful not to compare yourself with others. It might be wise to limit your online activity and social media use for now. What other people choose to share about their lives doesn’t always provide a complete picture.

Do something nice for yourself today. Cook your favorite meal or play a game that you enjoy.

Recognize the Positives.

Celebrate your accomplishments. No matter how small or large they may seem, take time out for a walk outside or tidy up around your workspace. Doing so can really lift your spirits up!

  • Accept compliments with gratitude; they could be saved to lift you up when feeling low or uncertain.
  • Ask others what they admire about you and you might be pleasantly surprised at their responses.
  • Write down the qualities you admire about yourself, such as something you have learned or how you help others.

Create a Support Network

Reach out to someone you trust for support. Talking with someone close to you can make all the difference, and if necessary, call an anonymous helpline if no one else is available to listen.

Positive relationships are paramount. Although it may not always be easy to decide who you spend your time with, you do have control over who it is that surrounds you. But with some effort and intention, it is possible to spend more quality time with those who bring out the best in you.

Reach out for peer support. It can be beneficial to build connections with others who have had similar experiences.

Talk therapy

Talk therapies can be an excellent tool to promote self-worth. They assist you in dealing with negative experiences and helping boost your self-confidence levels.

Take on a new challenge

  • Consider volunteering your time to something you are passionate about.
  • Setting smaller goals makes the journey simpler and gives you a sense of accomplishment when completed.
  • You can always learn something new. This could involve trying a new hobby, engaging in creative activities, or taking time out to read a book on an intriguing topic.

Take care of yourself:-

  • Make sure you get enough sleep every night; otherwise, you may experience irritability if you get either too much or too little shut-eye.
  • Additionally, consider your diet; regular eating and maintaining a stable blood sugar can have a major impact on how you feel and your energy levels.
  • Get active. Physical activity can improve your mental wellbeing, including self-esteem.
  • Spend some time outdoors. Being outdoors in green space often has a beneficial effect on how you feel.
  • Meditation and mindfulness can also be practiced for added benefits.

Avoid recreational drugs and alcohol. Avoid turning to recreational drugs and alcohol as a way of managing your difficult feelings; these can only make things worse, while keeping you from addressing the root causes of the problems.