How can you stop this vicious cycle and start moving yourself in a more positive direction?
It’s a process, and it won’t happen overnight, but there are things you can do to get it started and keep it moving.
Get clear on your values.
Determine what your values are and examine your life to see where you’re not living in alignment with what you believe. Then make any necessary changes. The more you know what you stand for, the more confident you will be.
Challenge your limiting beliefs.
When you catch yourself thinking negatively about yourself, stop and challenge yourself. Don’t let yourself be limited by erroneous beliefs.
Heal your past
Unresolved issues and drama can keep you trapped in low self-esteem. Seek the support of a trained counsellor to help you heal the past so you can move onto the future in a confident and self-assured way.
Let negative people go
If there are people in your life who are negative–who have nothing positive to say or who put you down or take advantage of you–do the smart thing and let them go. The only way to find your self-esteem is to surround yourself with supportive positive people who admire you and value you.
Oprah Winfrey quite says; “Self-esteem comes from being able to define the world in your own terms and refusing to abide by the judgment of others.”
Some really easy ways to boost your self esteem could include:
- STOP criticising yourself
- STOP comparing yourself
- START practising gratitude
- START moving – we all know the benefits even a little bit of exercise can bring.
So this February why not invest some time into boosting your self esteem and finding small ways in every day life to encourage yourself.