You’ve probably read this many pages before, or heard a lot of people talk about self-esteem, its importance, and how to enhance it… yet they have no idea what it is.
And it is impossible to change something that is unknown. So, first, let me define self-esteem, and then we’ll show you 7 highly efficient strategies to boost it.
Definition of Self-Esteem
Psychologists agree on a central idea about self-esteem:
Self-esteem is knowing oneself, it is the function of looking after oneself. It is self-defense, value, self-esteem and self-observation. Self-esteem is learning to love yourself, respect yourself and take care of yourself.
We already know what self-esteem is about, let’s work on improving it.
1. Learn to accept yourself and change what you don’t like about yourself
As previously stated, if we do not know something, we will be unable to alter it; therefore, understanding oneself is the first step in determining which characteristics of ourselves make us feel good and which aspects we dislike and must change.
2. Develop your intrinsic motivation
Intrinsic motivation is a type of motivation that comes from within a person. It aspires to fulfil the yearning for self-awareness and personal development. If we can master it, we will be able to deal with the events that will occur in our everyday lives in a far more productive and constructive manner.
3. Don’t live in the past
Reliving unpleasant or traumatic experiences from the past will only serve to undermine our self-esteem. The past is no longer relevant and cannot be changed. But, guess what? This, this here and now, is what we can appreciate and change, therefore if you glance back, do it only to gather momentum.
4. Recognize your talents and maximize them
If you’re good at anything, don’t be afraid to sing in the street or show your buddies how amazing you are at sudoku. Knowing that we are capable of and capable of doing things well makes us feel capable and content with ourselves, which boosts our self-esteem.
5. Carry love as a flag
Giving that woman with the bag a helping hand, or assisting an elderly woman in crossing the street, or any act of kindness towards any living creature, brings us great comfort. Don’t be afraid to shower your dose of love on everyone you meet today.
6. Learn to say no
Never allow yourself to be manipulated, belittled, or dominated for the sake of someone else. You must learn to say no without feeling guilty. It will make you feel better about yourself if you know how to accomplish it.
7. Dream but live
Turn your fantasy into a reality. Fight for your goals with all your might, but never let your feet leave the ground. Fighting for your dreams and understanding how to make them a reality will provide you with the keys to happiness.