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Do you struggle with your self-esteem? Is it becoming more and more difficult for you to show confidence in any situation? Do you feel like you need more self-esteem boosters in your life? I’ve been there… I remember being too afraid even to publish a blog post. I wasn’t confident in myself, my abilities, and what I was talking about at all. No one cares, stop wasting your time, my mind would say.
I’ll tell you now. I’m so glad I ignored those thoughts. I pushed through, and now I can help and connect with amazing people like you who need my help.
So, in this blog post, you will learn the self-esteem boosters that I used to push those thoughts away.
Repeat or Write Self-Esteem Boosting Affirmations.
I love positive affirmations. They can help you so much if you dedicate yourself to using them.
All you have to do is say aloud or write down a load of self-esteem and confidence-boosting statements every day. Keep on writing them or repeating them until these thoughts fix in your mind.
Then, if at any point, you start to feel insecure that day. Those affirmations will be swimming around in your head to remind you how amazing you are and why you shouldn’t feel that way. It is a beautiful feeling.
Talk Back to Your Inner Critic
Another great self-esteem booster is getting into the habit of talking back to your inner critic. We all get these types of thoughts. You look in the mirror, and your mind tells you that your hair looks a mess, or it’s pointing out the small spot on your chin. Annoying, right?
Well, I want you to start talking back to these thoughts. Tell these thoughts to “shut up.” Tell them, “no one cares about a small spot.” Tell them, “actually, I think my hair looks nice.” Don’t let your inner critic beat you. You are arguing with yourself. You can’t lose.
Dine Alone and Enjoy Your Own Company for a Boost
If you can, I highly recommend taking yourself out on a little cafe date. Sit down on your own, order a hot drink and a slice of cake and enjoy yourself.
Remember, no one cares that you are on your own. Doing this will be a massive self-esteem booster. You will love it once you get into the habit, and you won’t want to stop going and taking yourself out. Who needs tinder to find love. Am I right?
Listen to a Self-Esteem Boosting Podcast
I love listening to podcasts, and I know that you will too. Having someone talking in your ear about why you should have confidence in yourself is one of many great self-esteem boosters. Sometimes we need that extra voice to remind us how much of a badass we are, and that’s okay.
Podcasts are so addicting and great to listen to when you are out for a stroll or just lying on your bed quietly. If you choose and listen to the right one, they can be amazing self-esteem boosters.
A great podcast that I discovered recently called “Mindful In Minutes” created a life-changing “Self Esteem Meditation” podcast episode. After listening to it, I felt perfect, and I want the same for you. So give it a listen!
Don’t Forget Self-Care for a Self-Esteem Boost.
Self-Care is a vital part of living a happy and healthy life and one of my favourite self-esteem boosters. Without it, you won’t feel great mentally, and your low self-esteem and inner critic will take over more quickly. Don’t let this happen. Look after yourself. Do something for you that you enjoy every day, and certainly don’t feel guilty about it.
Listen to music, read a good book, go out for a walk, have a bubble bath, light a candle, pamper yourself. You deserve it. Keep on reminding yourself that.
Stop Comparing Yourself To Others and Boost Your Self-Esteem
I talked about this recently, but I need to touch on it again. Comparing ourselves to others is such a massive cause of low self-esteem in ladies like us. Just scrolling through Instagram and seeing all the model-like influencers can feel like a punch in the gut. Why can’t I look like that? You have probably thought once or twice.
Well, I’m here to tell you to stop that. It’s a toxic mindset, and your confidence will not benefit in the long run. I know that’s easier said than done but try. Over time it will get easier. Remember, we can’t all look the same, so it’s a waste of time worrying.
Tap here to read my tips on stopping caring what people think of you and continuing to take those steps towards higher self-esteem which this amazing self-esteem booster.
Wrapping It Up
Boosting your self-esteem isn’t easy and will take time. But, if you stay consistent and do everything suggested above, nothing is going to stop you. Keep going, and eventually, your confidence will be at an all-time high. If it’s possible for me, it’s possible for anyone.
If you want to take even more significant action in your journey towards higher self-esteem and confidence,… check out 100 Steps Closer.
100 Steps Closer is an ebook by La Ivana that helps you to take the steps needed towards the life that you want. It includes motivational quotes, journal prompts, positive affirmations, and action steps that have helped me with my confidence. I would like the same for you!
Love you all,
SELF-ESTEEM BOOSTERS FAQ
There is no garaunteed fast way. It all depends on you and how determined you are to overcome your fears. I’d definitely recommend starting to implement a few things mentioned in this blog post. Start off easy and work your way up. You will get there and eventually your self esteem will be higher than ever before.
Causes of a low self-esteem can vary. Sometimes it’s due to a troubling childhood or a situation in the past. Being a victim of bullying in school can really affect your confidence in the future too. This is talking from personal experience, but everyone is different.
There are quite a few signs of low self-esteem which can vary for everyone. These are a few that I struggle with…
- Difficulty speaking – my self-esteem was non-existent in school to the fact that I rarely talked in class.
- Saying “I’m sorry” a lot. It will be difficult for you to go a day without saying this.
- Struggling to make choices or say what you want out loud in fear of being judged. I still often go along with other people’s decisions.