Having good self-esteem affects the way you live your life. This plays out in the decisions you make when it comes to career, friendships and relationships. It’s critical to work on developing healthy self-esteem. If you are someone that is constantly filled with doubt and negativity, here is how to get past that.
Let Go of Negative Self-Talk
A big barrier to healthy self-esteem is negative self-talk. Do you constantly beat yourself up with negative words? Are you always ruminating on your mistakes and shortcomings? All these bad habits affect your self-esteem. You have to stop yourself from harbouring negative thoughts about your capabilities and worth. Tell yourself that you are worth it and capable. You have to interrupt negative thinking with positive affirmations.
Stop Comparing Yourself To Others
Comparing yourself to others will lead to resentment. You shouldn’t keep measuring your life to another person’s standards. Understand that everyone is on their own path and journey. Instead of negative comparisons, be inspired by the accomplishments and lifestyle of your peers. Let it encourage you to step up your game in your goals for your life.
Don’t Worry About How Others Perceive You
It’s a waste of time to keep worrying about how others see you. It’s a waste of time to wait for someone else to validate you. Don’t focus your energy on how you are perceived. That is none of your business. Rather, focus your energy on yourself. Focus your energy on things that make you happy and productive. Focus on building the life that you want.
Walk Away From Toxic Associations
Do not maintain associations with people who tear you down, try to diminish your value and reputation. You should maintain associations with people who are honest. Surround yourself with people who genuinely care about you. People who encourage you. People who add light and value to your life. Do not be afraid to close the door on the wrong people.
Remember Your Victories & Strengths
When you find yourself feeling low, remember those times that you did something you were proud of. Go back to those moments when others offered you positive words on your capabilities. Remembering your wins gives you a better perspective on yourself.
In addition, focus on what your strengths are. Focus on your best skills and traits. Do not continue to dwell on the moments when you failed.
How do you work on building your self-esteem?
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