Boosting Up Your Self-Esteem by Chaplain Pamelajune Anderson, D. Min.

by | Oct 7, 2019 | Featured Article | 2 comments

Boosting Up Your Self-Esteem

 If you suffer from low self-confidence, it may seem like a tremendous job to find a way to increase your self- esteem, especially when you experience ideas and emotions that are self-defeating. However, when you step back, you will find that low self-esteem is a constant cycle. Breaking any portion of that cycle can prevent the whole thing in its tracks. Here’s how you can boost your self-esteem and increase your confidence.


What could be the signs that you have low self-esteem?

There is a certain cycle of low self-esteem.

First, because you made a mistake or someone emphasized something they didn’t like about you, you begin to feel bad about yourself. Then you begin highlighting that “error” or “flaw” obsessively. Gradually, you tell yourself you’re not good enough, and then you begin believing it. And it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy and the cycle repeats.

Low self-esteem indeed affects the quality of your life. 

The following are some of the signs that you have low self-esteem:

  1. Neglecting yourself
  2. Feeling anxious
  3. Eating disorders
  4. Social withdrawal
  5. Treating yourself badly
  6. Not trusting your own opinion
  7. Refusing to take on new challenges
  8. Worrying about what others might think of you

If you notice all or any of these signs, now is the time to move on and make some changes!

How do you boost up your self-esteem?

Below are 15 practical ways you can instantly boost up your self-esteem.

  1. Be nice to That little voice that tells you to kill it (or not) is much stronger than you might know. Strive to be kind to yourself and attempt to challenge any negative ideas when you slip up. Talk to yourself just as you would talk to a true friend.


  1. Be kind to others, It can be hard to see outside of yourself when you feel low about yourself. You are so concentrated on what your limitations are that you are unable to see the pain that others may experience. When you actively do something good for someone else or something good for your environment, your focus will shift. Your compulsive, negative ideas about yourself will eventually stop. You’re going to start thinking positive stuff about yourself, too. Positive actions attract positive thinking.


  1. Stop comparing yourself to When it comes to your self-esteem, other people cannot be the norm. You will always find someone better than or more competent than you. Social media does not benefit you. Researchers have discovered that individuals who often check social media are more likely to suffer from low self-esteem. Instead of copying others’ lives, your own life should be the yardstick. Your best may not be someone else’s, and vice versa. Remember. You are making progress whenever you enhance or stop yourself from repeating an error.


  1. Change your It can be as easy as traveling a new route en route to work in the morning, taking a brief weekend holiday to a location you’ve never visited, or working from a cafe you’ve always wanted to check out.


You can rapidly refresh your mind and break negative thinking patterns by doing something you’ve never done before or going somewhere you’ve never been. We tend to get stuck in a tiny bubble, neglecting to see that the universe is huge and generally our issues are much smaller than we create them.

Changing your environment can offer you a new view and motivate you to create changes that are encouraging rather than unfavorable. So give it a shot!


  1. Learn a new You improve your sense of competency when you master a certain skill that matches your talents and interests.


  1. Write down your Think of all the things you’ve accomplished, then list them down. Make a list of all you’ve accomplished that you’re proud of, all you’ve accomplished well. If you need a reminder of your capacity to get things done and do them well, review your list.


  1. Train someone about You know things that others don’t. Perhaps you’re gifted in math, or you’re a prolific writer. Maybe you know how to change a tire on a car, or you know very well how to organize a messy closet. The simple expertise you take for granted might be something someone else is trying to know. By educating someone a skill or sharing some of your know-how, you’re not just sharing knowledge with them; you’re demonstrating to yourself how amazing and unique you are, one that can hold valuable gifts with the world.


  1. Get Creative activities are a wonderful way to restore your life’s flow. The more creativity stimulates the brain, the higher the advantages. Get your beloved guitar, compose a tale or poem, take a dance class, or sign up for a production of community theatre. It enables you, even more, when you add the challenge of attempting something novel.


  1. Be clear with your Determine your values and look at your life to see where you are out of alignment with what you think. Then make any adjustments required. The more you are aware of what you stand for, the more comfortable you are going to be.


  1. Jack

    I used to have low self-esteem, but because of this book, I’m working towards loving myself a little bit more.

    • Navaeh

      Me too. It is hard sometimes, but this book really helped!


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