Four Easy Ways to Boost Self Esteem Daily

Most of us are imbued with the idea that we are somehow substandard.  Low self-esteem is something that comes naturally.  Even to the most confident of people, high self-esteem is a moving target.  Everyone experiences moments when they do not feel their best, or they do not feel like they are ever going to amount to anything.  Some people are constantly plagued by the feeling of not being good enough.  Experiencing these kinds of feelings constantly can lead to depression, anxiety disorders, mental and physical illnesses, and a whole host of phobias. There are simple ways to boost self esteem throughout the day in order to avoid the potential consequences of always thinking negatively about yourself.

The low self-esteem that you experience is likely to be largely unfounded.  Your assessment of your own character and your own abilities is likely to be a lot harsher than what you really deserve.  We are all harder on ourselves than others are going to be on us.  To get started with creating the life that you want to have, you will need to boost your self-esteem a bit.  There are several ways that you can boost self esteem and start to build yourself a life full of happiness and positivity.

1. Clean up

Upon entering your dwelling, if you are confronted with mess and clutter, you are going to feel immediately overwhelmed which will lead to feelings of depression and low self-worth.  You may think that your messy home is a reflection on you as a person, and if you cannot even keep your home clean, how can you hope to do almost anything else.  Take some time each day to clean up and organize your living space so that when you come home, you walk into a beautiful and welcoming place.  You deserve to live somewhere that you want to be.  A clean and organized home is somewhere where everyone wants to be.

2. Spend time doing things you are good at

You are going to feel so much better about yourself when you are doing things that you know how to do and show off the talents that you have. Everyday should come with something you are good at in it.  If you are good at cooking, make dinner.  If you are good at writing, write every day.  If you are good at making spreadsheets, make spreadsheets for random things like your spice rack and your grocery list so that you can do something that will make you feel like you are accomplishing something worthy of your talents.  Anything that you know you excel at is going to boost your self-esteem.

3. Get some exercise

Exercise does not need to be strenuous or take a long time.  The best kind of exercise is the exercise that you enjoy that gets your body moving and your heart pumping for at least a half an hour several times a week.  Exercise boosts your mood and when you are in a good mood, you are a lot less likely to think negative thoughts about yourself.  Regular exercise has some long lasting health benefits that may also serve to make you feel better about yourself.  Your heart will be stronger, your body will feel healthier, and your mind will be clear and alert after your have engaged in exercise.  What better way to boost your self-esteem?

4. Meet your friends

Spending more time with people who are a positive influence can boost your mood and your self-esteem.  Particularly with people who have been a good friend for a long time, it can be very difficult to separate yourself from a friend who tends to be more of a burden to you or often talks about problems or negative influences.  Friends come with all sorts of baggage.  Spending a little more time with the friends you have who are more positive may be enough to counteract the friends you have who are more negative.  You can also put the call out to all of your friends that you are trying to increase the positivity in your life in an effort to feel better about yourself and encourage them to do the same.  This may be a good opportunity for you all to get together and discuss the efforts you are all making and compare notes about how your lives have improved with this experiment in boosting your self-esteem.

None of the ideas on this list are new or groundbreaking.  They are all simple ways for you to boost self esteem throughout each day in order to change your life. By improving your self-esteem, you can start to build the healthy and productive future that you want for yourself.  There is no reason why you cannot start making a difference in your own life right now!

Dr. Raul J. Rodriguez

Dr. Raul Rodriguez


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