5 Ways to Increase Your Self Esteem
Any two people you come across in life will never be alike. That is the beauty of it. Each and every person is unique in some way or the other. All of us have some special qualities that others lack. But what is important is that we should acknowledge this uniqueness and learn to love ourselves for what we are. This will help us build a positive view of ourselves and work wonders for our self esteem. Listed here are some ways to acknowledge your uniqueness and thereby improve your self-esteem.
1. Love and appreciate what you have
Acknowledge your strengths and be thankful that you have them. Look into the mirror and learn to love what you see. A lot many people just keep on whining about how short they are, or how dull they are and so on. But what they fail to see is their strengths. Look around yourself and you will see that no single person is perfect and in fact it was meant to be that way. So focus on your strengths and capitalize on them. Compliment yourself from time to time and see how great an impact it has on your self-esteem.
2. Surround yourself with positivity
Stay away from negative people. You may have some friends who are always critical of you. Just stay away from them. Some amount of constructive criticism is good but if we keep on listening to negative things about us all the time, we will finally start to believe in it. Be friends with people who appreciate and support you rather than criticizing you all the time.
3. Be optimistic
There are always two ways to look at things – either from the positive side or from the negative side. Instead of focusing on the negative side, it is important to focus on the brighter side of events. In fact optimism is directly proportional to self-esteem. Optimism about ourselves, about others and about life in general leads to improved self-esteem.