How to Build Self-Esteem

What does self-esteem look like?

How you see yourself has a lot to do with how you think, feel and act.

When self-esteem is high you’re more likely to:

  • Find satisfaction in being healthy
  • Establish strong, healthy relationships
  • Set goals and reach them
  • Take life’s ups and down in stride
  • Have the confidence to overcome problems

When self-esteem is low you’re most likely to:

  • Feel that life is beyond control
  • Be overwhelmed by stress
  • avoid accepting challenges
  • Expect failure-and find it!

How do you build your self-esteem:

Change won’t come overnight. But, you can achieve results. Here are some tips:

  • Be honest with yourself - healthy self-esteem starts with an accurate picture of yourself. Everyone has faults and strengths take some time to identify yours, and learn to work with them.
  • Be willing to improve - believe that you can overcome your weaknesses and develop your strengths. It may take some time, but you can succeed if you try.
  • Do your best - always strive to get the most from your abilities. But don’t put too much pressure on yourself, no one is perfect every time.
  • Set your own goals – don’t compare yourself to others. Instead, set your own standards for success, and strive to reach them.

Photo by:miliquin on Flickr          License: Creative Commons

Categories: Green Room, Mind | 3 Comments

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3 thoughts on “How to Build Self-Esteem

  1. Bonnie

    Once again, yoga fits in with everything! Through yoga, every single bullet about how to improve self-esteem is addressed. With an open mind, a set of bare feet, and a yoga mat, it is possible to change the way you feel about yourself!

  2. akufuna isiteketo

    low self esteem is a problem especialy if the background has been characterised with ill treatment.to come out of this circle is to begin thinking outside the box and to realise that society will only apreciate you when you have something to offer.

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