23 Ways You Can Enhance Your Self-Esteem

Here are 23 ways you can enhance your self-esteem.  If you have low self-esteem, remember it takes time, so always be patient and loving towards yourself and don’t rush things. Take small steps!

  1. Take full responsibility of your life.
  2. Stop blaming others.
  3. See yourself as the cause or source of what happens to you.
  4. Consciously generate positive thoughts and feelings of self-love and acceptance in place of old thoughts of inadequacies and feeling bad about oneself.
  5. Be willing to create a new lifestyle for yourself that generates, nourishes and maintains sound self-esteem.
  6. Spend time with others that have high self-esteem.
  7. Be aware of what you say about yourself, avoid putting yourself down, and criticize yourself and others.
  8. Look for people’s strengths see the good in everyone you meet.
  9. Stop trying to change others, instead focus your attention on yourself.
  10. Focus on the here and now, instead of living in the past and future.
  11. Stop feeling guilty and saying “I’m sorry”
  12. See your mistakes as a valuable lesson.
  13. Love yourself every chance you get. You are worth loving and you do have a purpose.
  14. Do things in life you enjoy.
  15. Accept the acknowledgements and compliments from others. Learn to say thank you when someone says something positive about you.
  16. Don’t compare yourself with others. See yourself as being of equal worth.
  17. Take deep full breathes frequently. Discover the benefits of breathing fully.
  18. Make a list of things you like about yourself and add to it often.
  19. Acknowledge people around you. Let them know how important they are to you and how much you appreciate them, especially family, friends and work associates.
  20. Don’t take yourself too seriously, be willing to laugh at yourself, at life, and with others.
  21. Be assertive. Speak up for yourself. Express your feelings, preferences and opinions openly and without fear. Accept “no” as being ok.
  22. Be respectful of others feelings and opinions. Come from love and tolerance, not from judgement.
  23. Treat yourself as gently and kind as possible because you deserve it.

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