Learn self-esteem –
High self-esteem means that we love and accept ourselves for the way we are. People with high self-esteem are generally contented most of the time. Low self-esteem means that we are not happy with the way we are. People with low self-esteem usually have negative beliefs about themselves.
Evaluate your self-esteem –
Set a goal to improve your self-esteem –
The key to developing positive self esteem is to shift your negative thoughts to positive and encouraging thoughts. The decision lies in yourself, make a conscious effort to think positive about yourself and pave your way to greater self confidence.
Listen to your thoughts –
Identify whether your thoughts about yourself are positive or negative. If you have trouble evaluating this, try writing down thoughts you have about yourself regularly. Study your journal for patterns or tendencies.
Example of negative thoughts: “I didn’t get the job I just applied for, so I will never have a job again and I am useless.” You want to change that to a positive thought: “I am disappointed about not getting this job, but I have worked hard and the right job is out there waiting for me; I just have to find it.”
Think positive –
Always remind yourself that, despite your problems, you are a unique, special,
and valuable person. You deserve to feel good about yourself, just like anybody else.
Identify and challenge any negative thoughts about yourself such as ‘I am loser’, ‘I never do anything right’, or ‘No one really likes me’. Try to change them into ‘I am a winner’, ‘I can do it right’, ‘I love myself’.