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Self-esteem is confidence in one’s own worth or abilities; self-respect


Signs of low self-esteem:

  1. You are sensitive to criticism
  2. You experience social withdrawal
  3. You experience hostility towards others
  4. Excessive personal problems
  5. Trouble accepting compliments
  6. You constantly compare yourself to others


Ways to increase self-esteem:

  • Focus on your accomplishments
  • Be truly grateful for where you are – write down 5 things you were grateful for that day before you go to sleep
  • Surround yourself with positivity – cut ties with people who bring you down, listen to positive music, read self-development books, read inspirational quotes.
  • Look your best – every day you should dress in a way that is going to make you feel confident in who you are.
  • Establish a self-care régime of things you will do every day. Ex: wake up, exercise, journal, say affirmations, make a healthy breakfast.
  • Set realistic goals – No, you can’t lost 20 pounds in two weeks. No, you can’t run a marathon in a month if you have never ran before. Give yourself plenty of time to reach realistic goals. Plan to drop two pound in two weeks, sign up for a marathon that 6 months from now.
  • Avoid looking in the mirror – Stop standing in front of the mirror picking apart every little thing you hate about yourself, try avoiding mirrors altogether and focus on how you feel INTERNALLY.








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 Last Modified 7/1/19