7 Ways to Raise Your Self-Esteem ...


7 Ways to Raise Your Self-Esteem ...
7 Ways to Raise Your Self-Esteem ...

A very famous lady once said something with great value. "No one can make you feel inferior but yourself". That lady was Eleanor Roosevelt and she was very right. Self-esteem is important if you ever expect to accomplish anything in life. But building high self-esteem is a process, not something that you can develop overnight. Are you ready to commit to increasing your self-esteem? If your answer is yes, here are 7 ways to get you started!

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Don't Compare Yourself with Others

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No matter who you are or what you accomplish in life, there will always be someone else who has more money, better success, fancier clothes or nicer friends than you do. The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. Learn to be content with who you are and what you have and you will better yourself for it. The comparison game is harsh and deadly. Don'tt play it!


Give Yourself Credit

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Make a list of your positive qualities. Are you Creative? Thoughtful? Forgiving? Honest? Be generous to yourself and list at least 10 things that will help you see your worth. Review this list often! Instead of dwelling on your inadequacies, focus on your strong traits and you will achieve far more success and be more comfortable in your own shoes!


Accept Compliments

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There's no need to offer an excuse when someone compliments you on a job well done. People with little self-worth mentalities will say things like "oh, it was nothing" or "I could've done better". While there's always room for improvement, there's nothing wrong with feeling proud of yourself for accomplishing a task. When others notice this and credit you for it, respond to it with a "thank you" and believe that you are worthy of praise sometimes too.


Associate with Supportive People

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When negative people who constantly put you and your ideas down and have cynical attitudes surround you, your self-esteem gets lowered. You will feel overshadowed and inhibited. You may not even realize it's happening! But when you are encouraged and accepted and your friends have a warm attitude, this kind of environment will help develop your self-esteem and help you feel like you belong!


Stop Putting Yourself down

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You will never be able to develop high self-esteem if you constantly view yourself in a negative light and never acknowledge your own abilities. Whether dealing with your appearance, your relationships, your financial situation or your career, give yourself some breathing space. Avoid self-deprecating comments and a negative mindset. You are worth it!


Be More Giving

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I don't mean with your money. Give more of your time and yourself to those around you, family or friends alike. When you do things for others you are making a positive contribution and it makes you feel of increased value. This will lift your spirits and your self-esteem!


Make a Move

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Take action! You won't develop high self-esteem if you sit on the sidelines and back away from challenges. When you take action - regardless of the ensuing result - you feel better about yourself for at least trying. Remember though, that if you have a positive attitude, you'll more than likely see positive results. If you fail to move forward because of fear and anxiety, you'll be frustrated and unhappy - and you will undoubtedly deal a damaging blow to your self-esteem.

With these tips you will see your self-esteem begin to increase in no time at all! Just remember to keep a positive attitude and don't be discouraged because of a few down-in-the-dump days. It won't happen overnight, and even if it does, you will still have depressing days. But work hard at it and you will start to notice that they grow fewer and farther between!

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I used to compare myself with all the girls ): ...but I realized that there's no one more successful, and no one with better friends..or legs, than me. What I mean is, you should see yourself as unique and just BE. everyone is different and you should not even THINK that someone out there is "better" than you, but different, just that.(: it works

Hi, The Eleanor Roosevelt quote is actually "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."

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