Five simple tips to grow your self-esteem when you think about it. You can decide to focus on nothing but your negatives. Otherwise, you can recognize the upside of being you. The following five tips and best practices have proven effective for building your self-esteem when it’s taken a hit when you need a mental or emotional boost.
1- Eat some chocolate
Be careful here. This is not a free license to overeat on some unhealthy, highly processed candy bars or two thousand calorie desserts.
The self-esteem boosting move here is to eat some natural dark chocolate without added sugar preservatives or other ingredients chemicals, and dark chocolate caused the same reaction in your brain that you experience when you feel loved and appreciated.
Studies show you need to eat only two to three small pieces of dark chocolate to boost your self-esteem and feelings of overall well-being.
2- Keep a self-esteem journal
One of the easiest ways to recognize what’s causing you to feel poorly about yourself is to track those experiences as soon as you begin to question yourself and think negative thoughts about who you are and what you’re capable of break out your journal the things going on in your environment may be unconsciously causing your low self-esteem.
- What can you smell?
- What do you see?
- Where are you spending time with what physical environment you are in right now?
- Did you just try to accomplish something and fell short of success.
- Keep these and any other thoughts and feelings in your self-esteem journal.
- You should also record what’s happening when you feel high levels of self-love and self-appreciation.
- You may be surprised to find that there are patterns that you can avoid to keep from second-guessing yourself and knocking your self-esteem.
3- Practice gratitude and self-love in the morning and at night
When you’re daily grateful for the things around you, you find yourself feeling better about who you are and where you are in the world. Think about the beautiful things you currently enjoy.
- These can be friends who experience gifts or abilities.
- Then think about the beautiful gifts you’re grateful for in your past.
Even if they may not be present now doing this each morning and each evening is a simple way to develop self-esteem, which can get you through the day no matter what life throws at you.
4- Set goals and create routines
Rather than just taking the day as it comes. Routines standard operating procedures or SOPS and patterns are like Nirvana to the brain.
Your brain loves recognizing patterns and then habitually and automatically responding when you have some purpose to your day.
The odds that you’ll complete that day with a sense of self-worth and self-appreciation are higher than if you simply let life happen.
The more routines.
Goals and SOPS you can create in your life, the better it is for your self-esteem.
5- Make a positive spin
We all fail. We’re never going to be 100 percent successful at anything. And that’s just part of being human.
If you were to write down every failure and lack of success you’ve experienced in your life, you’d probably be staggered by the quantity. However, this is no reason for knocking yourself for feeling wrong about who you are, and anyway, failures are simply things that happen.
They don’t quantify you as a person the next time you experience a failure or lack of success that has you questioning your abilities and knocking your self-esteem.
Think positively. They’re probably incredible lessons you can learn from that failure.
There’s always some positive spin to the many failures life’s going to hand you and when you learn to look for them your self-esteem improves.