Each and every one of us have self-esteem. Self-esteem is made up of the thoughts we have about ourselves and plays a role in almost everything we do..
Do you feel low on confidence and self-esteem today? There are simple ways to help you increase your self-esteem and build confidence in yourself.
1. You deserve more.
When you are having a low self-esteem day, remind yourself that you deserve more than the negative beliefs you bury yourself in. You are as deserving of success, happiness, and love as anyone in the world, even if you don’t feel that way in the moment. Accepting this intellectually will help you change your thoughts when your beliefs try to pull you down.
2. Beauty is overrated.
With my experience on self-esteem, I found that most people hate their appearance and feel bad about themselves as a result. We live in a culture that worships youth and beauty, but in reality most people aren’t beautiful by the social media’s standards. Everyone is physically “flawed” in some way. Imagine a life where it simply didn’t matter how you look. Then try to live that way.
3. You can let go of people.
When we’re insecure in ourselves, we often believe we are the cause for the bad behavior of others. They are angry, controlling, unreliable, or unhappy because we haven’t tried hard enough, or we did something wrong. Sometimes people simply have draining, negative personalities, and you don’t need to keep them in your life. It’s okay to let go of people who drag you down.
4. You’re more capable than you think.
If you set your aim low in order to protect yourself, then you never stretch to your fullest potential. If low self-esteem has held you back from taking chances or reaching for your dreams, you’ll never know how truly capable and talented you are.