There are times when we all feel as though we are not enough, and our self-esteem is at an all-time low. We all have those days. However, we do not have to constantly put ourselves down. If you’re struggling to boost your self-esteem, here are some tips that may help.
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Sometimes, in order to see your own beauty, or to feel beautiful, you must surround yourself with people who do see your beauty. Surrounding yourself with those who love you is a great way to boost your self-esteem. I used to be very insecure and I couldn’t see my self-worth, but once I surrounded myself with the people who loved me, it helped to boost my self-esteem and I eventually felt better about myself. Sometimes, when you need help finding the beauty in yourself, the people who love you will see it before you do, so surround yourself with people who love you and want you to feel good about yourself.
Another activity that you can try to in order to boost your self-esteem is to talk to yourself in the mirror and list everything that you love about yourself. There will always be things that you love about yourself. Keep reminding yourself how beautiful you are by looking at yourself in the mirror and repeatedly saying that you are beautiful until you start to believe it. If your favorite thing about yourself is your hair, keep telling yourself “I have beautiful hair.” Keep saying it over and over until you feel better.
This next tip may be difficult to do, but it is to try to accept your flaws and imperfections. When you accept your flaws, nobody will be able to hurt you when they bring it up. I used to get told all the time that I didn’t have an ass, but when I finally accepted it, it stopped hurting me when other people brought it up. When you accept your flaws, no one else will be able to hurt you again.
Self-care is also extremely important, whether it’s taking a long bath, going to the gym, or doing your daily skincare routine. I always feel better every time I complete my skincare routine. If you don’t have one, trying starting one by drinking water first, and then washing your face and applying moisturizer to your face. Every time my face feels clean, my self-esteem feels so much better. Take care of your body. When you do, you’ll start to feel the difference and you’ll start to feel better. Try investing in skincare products, because when I did, my self-esteem really went up.
My last tip for you is to forgive others and let go of negativity. When I cut out all of the negativity in my life, I felt so much better. I didn’t feel as though my self-esteem was being brought down by people who only saw the worst in me. I also stopped holding grudges and I finally forgave the people who did me wrong. When you let go of that negativity, you start to feel better and your self-esteem will eventually improve. If there is a person who is constantly creating negative energy around you, or if there’s someone you need to forgive in order to feel better, then you may have to Step Up and make the right changes.
These are some of the things that have helped to raise my self-esteem, and I hope these tips will help you out as well.
My name is Linda Tran. I'm 24 years old from Boston and I'm majoring in Marketing with a concentration in Social Media at the Southern New Hampshire University. A fun fact about me is that I learned coding and HTML at the age of 11.