You may or may not know by now that i’m a huge fan of what i call ‘selfie-living‘ — living a life that is full of self-love, self-confidence, self-worth, and self-esteem…
So in the spirit of promoting a healthy self, by way of positive self-esteem, I have jotted down 5 easy ways to boost your self-esteem. You can do any or all of these, and put yourself on track to a healthier self-esteem. Let’s get boosting.
option 1 — Set small achievable goals.
This is a great self-esteem booster, because once you start achieving the goals you’ve set you will feel much better about yourself.
The key here is that the goals are small and achievable – ie. not: run a marathon by the end of the month, lose 50 pounds, etc. Figure out what things make you feel more positive, and set goals to do more of them.
For example, I always feel better when I drink tea, get more sleep, and do yoga. So I made a journal page about goals I can actually achieve.
option 2 — Clean your room / work space.
Someone once told me that the cleanliness of your room is a reflection of your mental state.
I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a chronically messy person, and I find that my room always looks like its in a state of disarray. If you’re like me, this booster doesn’t mean that we should somehow alter our personalities to become super neat people. It just means that we should clear the clutter, throw away the garbage, and maybe dust off the shelves. A room can be clean while still being a bit dissheveled.
option 3 — Be kind and generous.
Most religious philosophies have some form of the idea that you reap what you sow, or what goes around comes around.
The idea here is that you’re putting out what you want to come back to you. If we were all a little more kind in our daily lives, the world would be a better place to live in. So start the cycle, and spread some kindness to the people in your life.
You might be amazed by the difference it will make in your relationships, as well as your personal attitude.
option 4 — Get moving.
Sit up straight. Do some stretches. Go for a walk. Get the blood flowing, and distract yourself from your negative thoughts.
option 5 — Set encouraging reminders for yourself.
This can be a positive background on your phone / computer, a sticky note, or whatever works for you.
One way to do this is to write down 3 things you like about yourself. Then refer back to these when you feel like a human garbage can who can’t do anything right.
Also, there’s a whole word of positive messages you can set as your background, I use this as my phone’s wallpaper to remind myself to get a grip.
More Selfie-Living Tips —
- Blog Post: STEPS TO A POSITIVE LIFE
- Video: LIFE & SCHOOL TIPS: POSITIVTY IN 2015
- Video: LIFE & SCHOOL TIPS: LOVE YOUR SELFIE + GIVEAWAY