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Four ways to improve your self-esteem

Self-esteem boosting tips

Everyone enjoys compliments. But when you have good self-esteem, you know your value and don’t always need praise from people, or for others to tell you that you’re worthwhile. You already know it and trust in yourself.

If you find you don’t have enough self-esteem or can use a boost, here are a few ways you can do it. I’ve decided to talk about some that don’t get mentioned as much as others (e.g., positive self-talk or keeping negative people away).

  1. Set realistic expectations

It’s essential to set goals for yourself, personally and professionally. It’s also important to be realistic about what you can accomplish.  Redefine your goals when you find that your initial expectations are too high or too low. It will help you go a long way in thinking to keep your self-esteem in check rather than thinking you haven’t achieved what you wanted.

  1. Self-Awareness

You may have feelings or do things that sometimes seem unreasonable. Instead of rejecting them, it’s essential to be aware of who you are, including your qualities, feelings, and behaviors. Acknowledge who you are without judging yourself as good or bad. Judging yourself has a significant impact on your self-esteem. You are who you are, accept it. In the long run, it will make you happier.

  1. The ability to accept mistakes

You’re bound to make mistakes; everyone does. It’s important that you recognize them as mistakes and not as failings, and admit to them when they happen. Every mistake is a learning opportunity.

If you can’t accept your mistakes, they will weigh on you, and you will constantly beat yourself up over them. You can’t feel good about yourself if you expect perfection from yourself.

  1. Positivity

Even though I said I was going to talk about some tips that don’t get talked about as often, I had to throw in positivity. The way you view life has a significant impact on the way you view yourself. Positive people have an optimistic outlook on life. By being more positive, you can begin to see life as filled with possibilities and solutions instead of problems. You view life as complex but filled with many opportunities.

Taking an optimistic approach to life makes you feel more optimistic about yourself overall. It also provides a sense of “I can do it, and if I can’t do it, something else is around the corner for me!”

These are just four ways you can help improve your self-esteem.


  1. Great post! I really like how you mentioned the importance of allowing ourselves do make mistakes. This is a reminder I needed 💞

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      Thanks so much!

    1. Author

      Thank you!

    1. Author

      Thanks so much!

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