WHEN YOU’RE LOW ON SELF ESTEEM HERE ARE 11 BRILLIANT WAYS TO GET IT BACK
Being low on self esteem can be detrimental to our success and the overall way we feel about who we are. Whether you may just need a little self-esteem boost or yours has totally plummeted don’t fret. Today we will discuss 11 brilliant ways to get you back on track when you need a new outlook on life and a self-esteem overhaul.
1.) Monitor what you tell yourself–
Yep! Negative self-talk can be an absolute deal-breaker when it comes to building a strong sense of self-esteem. If you hear something enough times (even though it may be completely absurd!) eventually you will start to believe it. You must be mindful of the lies that you tell yourself, and nip them in the bud when they start to fill your mind. Some examples of negative self-talk are…
- I’m not worthy
- Others are better than I am
- It will never work
- I’m not smart enough
- I will never finish
- I’ll quit before I succeed
2.) Say NO to the comparison trap–
Ahhh the good ole comparison trap! We have all fallen victim to this one, and let me tell ya it’s a battle you will NEVER win.
You see there is always something to admire in others however, taking notice of those things does not diminish your worth. Comparison to others not only steals our joy but it is also a form of ungratefulness. Focusing on what others have vs what you have been blessed with is basically not acknowledging the beauty of your life.
Comparison keeps you in a mindset of lack, which is a no-no when attempting to build a higher level of self-esteem. Now there is nothing wrong with using the achievements of others to inspire or empower you however, do not let it consume you to the point of negative self-talk.
3.) Keep an achievement log–
It doesn’t matter what it is big or small WRITE IT DOWN! Anything that makes you proud, or puts a smile on your face is worthy of being noted.
Pretty soon you will have a notebook filled with all the great things you have accomplished. This will skyrocket how you view yourself and make you aware of all of the great things you bring into the world.
Besides if you’re not your own cheerleader who else will be?
4.) Self-care is crucial when you’re low on self esteem-
There are so many misconceptions when it comes to self-care, and I want to totally nip them in the bud. Self-care does not have to be expensive, and it is more than what most people think it is. Self-care is how you take your power back, and ensure that you are thinking about yourself and your needs.
5.) Ditch the negative Nancy’s-
Associations matter, and who you spend time around will directly impact how you look at yourself. If you devote your time to others who motivate, inspire, and empower you than boosting your self-esteem will be a breeze.
However, if you dedicate time to others who always seem to have a complaint or a victim mentality then it will be tougher for you to achieve success.
Today take an inventory or who you spend the most time with, and make a decision about if they are lifting you higher or dragging you down?
6.) Retired perfectionist and aspiring good enoughist-
I used to have a tough time with this one! If everything wasn’t just perfect I would have a meltdown. Although, one day I realized that it’s okay for everything not to be perfect because nothing in this world is perfect.
Chasing perfection all the time is not only exhausting, but it’s not realistic. So trade your perfection for good ole good enough! Now, this does not mean to half butt things or slack on important tasks. It merely means to do things to the best of your ability, and let that be enough!
7.) Discipline your disappointments-
Expectation can be a tricky thing, and while I think it is important to have high hopes for great things being attached to the end result too much can be detrimental.
Life is filled with disappointments, and just because things don’t work out the way you wished they would does not mean you’re any less worthy of great things.
You must focus on the process of attracting the things you want, and your perception will change for the better. Small steps in the right direction each day add up to great results.
8.) Stand up for YOU-
It’s absolutely liberating when you stand up for you! Being assertive is a great way to build when you’re low on self esteem. Standing up for yourself means to ket others know that who you are counts just as much as who they are counts. It shows that you value your thoughts, opinions, and the gifts you bring into the world.
When you stand up for yourself you are defending who you are and letting others know that there are boundaries when it comes to what you will accept from others. However, assertive does not mean pushy, or rude. It means to stand up for yourself in a tactful way in which you are respected.
9.) Embrace failure when you are low on self esteem-
If you are always anticipating failure rather than being okay with the outcome then failure will paralyze you. Life is a game of trial and error, and you will learn more from failure than you ever will from success.
So be proud of your failures, as they are stepping stones to all of your great achievements. When you embrace failure the fear of failure will automatically subside.
10.) Forgive yourself-
If up until this point you have been struggling with being low on self esteem than it’s time to forgive yourself. Begining on a self-esteem journey will require you to lighten the load and let go of any grudges you have against yourself.
You’re in the right place to learn exactly how to recreate yourself and it’s never too late to start being the best version of you.
11.) Body language is EVERYTHING
Fake it till you make it! I don’t care where you are or how you feel you walk with your head held high!
We are ALL a work in progress and you are no exception. No matter if you have the highest self-esteem or the lowest you are worthy in this world.
So let your body language introduce you before you walk in any door, even if you don’t feel it yet.
Building self-esteem is certainly a journey, be gentle with yourself no matter where you are in the midst of it. Committing to taking control of your life, and building your self-esteem is one of the best decisions you will ever make.
So where are you on your journey? What tips from this post stand out the most to you? Comment below.
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So Many Blessings,
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