7 Ways To Instantly Build Your Self-Esteem

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7 Ways To Build Your Self-esteem

7 Ways To Instantly Build Your Self-Esteem

I want to talk to you about one of the most important attributes you can possess and that is positive self-esteem, and I will reveal the 7 ways you can instantly build your self-esteem.

My name is Elaine Daley I’m a personal development author and researcher. If this is your first time here this website is all about empowering you on your personal growth journey,

This article is about what your worth.

Not in monitory terms but in psychological terms.

Are you tired of feeling that you are just not good enough?

Do you constantly feel insecure, devalued by others, and unworthy of all the good things that seem to be happening to them but not to you?

Well, if this is you let me start off by telling you, that you are not alone. Many people feel low self-esteem but you can instantly do something about it.

So I’m going to jump into the first way to instantly build your self-esteem and that is by

  1. Challenging the negative beliefs you hold about yourself

Nathanial Brandon in his book the psychology of self-esteem states

“There is no value-judgment more important to us-no factor more decisive in our psychological development and motivation than the estimate we place on ourselves .”

So what causes us to have negative beliefs about ourselves.

Well, they can often start from childhood and can be influenced by your relationship with for example your teachers, friends, siblings, and parents.

And in fact, when we are at our lowest point, we often focus on the negative so, whatever we read or hear in the news about how we perceive ourselves to be can often affect our self-esteem.

Or, it might be that you found it difficult to live up to other people’s expectations of you, or to your own expectations.

Stress and difficult life events, such as serious illness or bereavement, can also have a negative effect on our self-esteem.

Along with this, your personality can also play a part. You may be someone who is just more prone to negative thinking, than others.

So, what do you need to do to challenge the negative beliefs you hold about yourself and build your self-esteem.

As a Christian, I often look to the Bible to see what it says about how to deal with low self-esteem, And it offers a very important lesson. It says.

1 Samuel 16:7

But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for God {sees} not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”

So, what’s important to realize here is that it’s not about your outward shell, your appearance, never let that be the source of your low self-esteem. Society may tell you you’re just not beautiful enough not handsome enough, or you’re just not tall enough, but as God says it’s about what’s in your heart.

So how can you transpose what’s in your heart to what is in your mind so you can become more positive and build your self-esteem?

In an article from https://medium.com/

States you can do this by

  1. Recognize the thought loop before it starts.

What does this mean

Well, start by analyzing the negative thoughts you think about yourself.

In fact, I want you to write them down.

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To avoid aimlessly wondering what you should be doing with your life create a personal mission statement and develop a declaration of intent. Your plan should reflect your life goals and aspirations based on your purpose and the things that are important to you.

Then identify what triggers bring on those defeating thought-loops.

This will allow you to stop the negative thoughts before they start and be honest about what brings about the worst reactions in you.

So how does this play out in real life?

Well, say you have a negative thought process about your job and feel you’re not earning enough money and your trigger is complaining about people who earn more money than you do.

What you need to do is to recognize the thought loop before it starts.    Try to avoid the people in your life that contribute to your negative beliefs and feelings and replace them with more positive people that can help you channel that energy into something more efficient.

So this means distancing yourself from negative people.

Another way is by

  1. Asking yourself probing questions.

Just as you would challenge any would-be politician, challenge your own thinking and beliefs with probing questions.

  1. Distract yourself from entertaining negative thoughts. You can do this by redirecting your energy to something more positive. Talking to someone is a good distraction, as well as going on a hike or traveling somewhere new. This will help you get you out of your negative cognitive thinking
  2. Release your judgments.

Medium.com states we are one judgey species. More often than not, our negative thoughts are a judgment; a judgment of ourselves, a judgment of others. Try to stop judging others and focus on the positives.

Challenging your negative beliefs about yourself, all comes down to believing in yourself, and challenging what negative attitude you hold about yourself?

Doing these simple things will immediately help to boost your mood and lift your feeling of self-esteem

2nd The second way to instantly build your self-esteem is to recognize what you are good at.

I talk about this in quite a few of my YouTube videos but, this is super important if you want to dramatically improve your self-esteem. If you would like to find out more please consider subscribing by clicking the subscribe button. 

It’s about having a good quality of life,  which equates to good health both physical health, mental health,

Good quality of life equates also relates you your family life, employment, education, safety, wealth, security, and the environment.

So, ask yourself the question what am I good at?

I can already hear you saying I don’t know what I’m good at.

But the truth is, we are all good at something.

Whether it’s cooking, singing, doing puzzles or being a friend.

But, if you can’t think of anything, think about what you to enjoy doing.

What makes your heart sing?

Quizexpos.com provides some helpful information it asks you to think about

 What is one thing you spend money to do?

You see, things you spend money on without expecting anything in return are valuable. This could reveal a hidden talent that could instantly boost your self-esteem.  If you are a bookworm who loves buying books, maybe you have already found your passion.

Quizexpos.com also states finding what you’re good at is –

3. What is one thing you do that makes you fear judgments?

You see, stuff you enjoy doing in secret is key to answering “what are you good at?”

For instance, you might love dancing. But you are also afraid of dancing in front of others. You may fear being judged and don’t want anyone to ruin your positive vibe.

But Quizexpos.com believes your secret passions have a higher chance of being what you are truly good at.

Self-expression is the key here. Use it to unlock the door to building your self-esteem. You see the people who you really mean the most to, will value you more when you express who you really are.

Another way of finding out what you’re good at is deciding what is one thing that makes you most excited?

These are things that make you feel valued and bring meaning and spice to your life.

That’s the way to go ahead, it’s the business of finding what makes you thrive that will build your self-esteem and boost your confidence.

What Am I Good At? 100% Accurate Quiz to Find Your Strengths (quizexpo.com)

3 The third way to instantly boost your self-esteem is by building positive r/ships

You may feel that your feeling of low self-esteem is affecting your ability to achieve this but, there are simple things you can do right now to develop positive r/sips.

Life coach directory

7 ways to build strong, positive relationships at work – Life Coach Directory (life coach-directory.org.uk)
Say you should start with
1. have open and honest communication

High self-esteem just like good relationships relies on honest and open communication

Think about whether you are practicing this?

Could you communicate with your partner, children, and work colleagues better?

2. Show appreciation

Genuinely show your appreciation when others help you, whether it’s at home or at work everyone likes appreciation and wants to feel as if they are making a worthwhile contribution.

3. We already spoke about active listening
and Life coach state

Active listening is a skill worth consciously developing as it will help you quickly gain people’s trust and build your esteem.

4. Be positive

People like to be around positive people. Positivity is contagious and people are drawn to others that demonstrate positivity.

5. Develop your people skills

Think about what your strengths and weaknesses are when it comes to your people skills. Be honest and consider which areas you may benefit from working on.

6. Be clear about your needs

Understand what you need from the people you are in a relationship with and think about what they need from you.

7. Respect

Respect people at every level which means that you value their views and ideas.

These are all things that you can do today to help you build positive relationships with others to boost your self-esteem.

7 Ways To Build Your Self-esteem

4rd The third way to instantly boost your self-esteem is to discover how to be kind to yourself

What do I mean by this?

It means finding time for yourself to think about what values you bring for just being who you are.

When you are prepared to spend positive time alone with yourself, to do the things that you enjoy, it’s a way of saying you have self-worth. I value myself. I love myself. And I celebrate who I am faults and all.  When you touch base with yourself in this way, you open yourself up to building headspace to fill yourself up with positivity.

You can also do this by using simple self-positive self-affirmations life hack provides some positive examples of this.

50 Self-Affirmations to Help You Stay Motivated Every Day – Lifehack like:

  • I am successful.
  • I am confident.
  • I am powerful.
  • I am strong.
  • I am getting better and better every day.
  • All I need is within me right now.
  • I wake up motivated.
  • I am an unstoppable force of nature.
  • And the list goes on…….

Saying these positive self-confirmations on a regular basis will immediately boost your self-esteem.

Coffee cups and crayons.com state you can be kind to yourself by doing really simple things like.

25 Ways to Be Kind to Yourself (coffeecupsandcrayons.com)

  1. Reading a book.
  2. Calling a friend you haven’t talked to in a while.
  3. Drawing or painting.
  4. Becoming more active.
  5. Splurging on healthy food.
  6. Trying something new.
  7. Getting up and dancing.
  8. Go for a walk with a friend.

The 5 ways to Instantly build your self-esteem is to learn to be assertive.

Behaviour that can affect your feeling of low self-esteem is explained by

The hub events

10 Examples of Assertive Behaviour That’ll Bring You Success in the Workplace | The Hub Events

They say that one of the most common types of behaviour, if you tend to shy away from confrontation, is passive behaviour. While this might seem like a good strategy for maintaining positive relationships with your colleagues, being passive can actually cause you to feel resentment. Not standing up for your own opinions can make them seem less valid – and they’ll be ignored and discarded as a result.

Think about whether this has happened to you?

What did it do to your feeling of self-esteem?

On the other end of the spectrum is aggressive behaviour.

The Hub Events state:

This often takes the form of using anger and intimidation to assert control – Aggressive behaviour can damage and completely destroy relationships, as it shows that you’re not interested in others’ perspectives and can lead to a complete loss of respect. As a result, you probably won’t get your way, anyway.

This again will affect your feeling of self-esteem and damage the relationships you have with others.

The final form of communication is passive-aggressive behaviour. Rather than being direct and straightforward about how you feel, if you’re passive-aggressive, you might outwardly agree with a request, but use indirect resistance. Passive-aggressive people are often sarcastic and hostile, too and this can poison relationships; the lack of honesty – and the lack of respect this implies – prevents respectful interactions.

This type of behaviour can affect your self-esteem. There is a balance between being assertive and being rude and sticking to the above tips.

So how can you instantly avoid such behaviour to build your self-esteem,

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  1. Value Yourself and Your Rights. Be more assertive, by gaining a good understanding of yourself, as well as a strong belief in your inherent value …
  2. Voice Your Needs and Wants Confidently. If you’re going to perform to your full potential then you need to make sure that you prioritize – your needs and wants …
  3. Acknowledge That You Can’t Control Other People’s Behavior. Don’t make the mistake of accepting responsibility for how people react to your assertiveness. …
  4. Express Yourself in a Positive Way. It’s important to say what’s on your mind, even when you have a difficult or negative issue to deal with.

It also involves

  1. Listening to the views of others and responding appropriately, whether in agreement with those views or not.
  2. Regularly expressing appreciation of others for what they have done or are doing.
  3. Being able to admit to mistakes and apologize.
  4. Maintaining self-control.
  5. Behaving as an equal to others

6 ways to Instantly build your self-esteem is by giving yourself a challenge.

We all feel nervous or afraid to do things at times. But the thing about building self-esteem is to get into the habit of not letting the limiting beliefs you hold about yourself stop you from trying new things or taking on challenges.

And the amazing thing about challenging yourself is that it gives you a chance to move out of your comfort.

I did this by setting up this YouTube Channel and writing a blog.

And you can do the same.

Think about what you can do?

Set yourself a goal, such as joining an exercise class or going to a social occasion.

Achieving your goals will help to build your self-esteem.

It might be as simple as waking up earlier in the morning, when it’s more peaceful, it can give you the opportunity to be more productive and give you the headspace to practice positive self-affirmations.

I know I never liked to wake up early in the morning, that was until I made it a habit which you can do by waking up early 21 days in a row.

Doing this will undoubtedly build your self-confidence and your feeling of self-worth.

Try learning a new language. I admit it’s not something you can learn instantly but it may encourage you to travel to other countries and that in itself is a really powerful way of building your self-esteem.

You’ll be surprised how doing simple things can change the way you feel about yourself.

22 Ways to Challenge Yourself Every Day to Live Your Best Life (eringobler.com)

REACH OUT TO SOMEONE YOU LOOK UP TO
RECONNECT WITH positive olD FRIENDs
TRY COOKING A NEW RECIPE
LEARN TO MEDITATE
MAKE A NEW FRIEND
ASK FOR HELP
CREATE A VISION BOARD

The sky’s the limit

6 ways to Instantly build your self-esteem is by being grateful

What does the bible say about being grateful?

In Philippians 4:6

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God”.

So think about what you are anxious about.

Is it about your job?

Your children?

Your finances?

Now think about what you have to be thankful for

Is it about your job?

Your children?

Your finances?

You see many people have none of the above, yet they still manage to feel good about themselves and enjoy a healthy self-esteem.

Write down 3 things you are grateful for?

Do it now so you can appreciate just how grateful you should be?

Medium.com states that

Gratitude is one of the fastest and easiest ways to challenge and undo our negative thinking

Even when things are going horribly, horribly wrong, looking for the silver lining can help you survive by helping you release all the old baggage that kept you feeling stuck and miserable.

Noticing that things are going well makes it possible for you to stay present in the moment and overcome whatever obstacles life has to throw at you. They say keeping a gratitude journal is a great way to start and writing just a few things in it each day is an easy way to get back in touch with the things that you’re grateful for.

10 Ways to Become More Grateful (berkeley.edu)

  1. Remember the Bad. To be grateful in your current state, it is helpful to remember the hard times that you once experienced.
  2. Learn Prayers of Gratitude. prayers of gratitude are considered to be the most powerful form of prayer, because through these prayers people recognize the ultimate source of all they are and all they will ever be.
  3. Come to Your Senses.

What does this mean?

We see through our senses—the ability to touch, see, smell, taste, and hear—we gain an appreciation of what it means to be human and of what an incredible miracle it is to be alive.

  1. Watch your Language. Grateful people have a particular linguistic style that uses the language of gifts, givers, blessings, blessed, fortune, fortunate, and abundance. Become more conscious of doing this routinely.
  2. Go Through the Motions. If you go through grateful motions, the emotion of gratitude should be triggered. Grateful motions include smiling, saying thank you, and writing letters of gratitude.
  3. Think Outside the Box. If you want to make the most out of opportunities to flex your gratitude muscles, you must creatively look for new situations and circumstances in which to feel grateful.

Conclusion

So there you have it friends 7 ways you can instantly build your self-esteem they are

  1. Challenging the negative belief you hold about yourself
  2. Recognizing what you are good at
  3. Building positive r/ship
  4. Be kind to yourself
  5. Learn to be assertive
  6. Challenge yourself – give yourself a challenge.
  7. Be grateful.

These 7 ways to build self-esteem will help you not only be grateful for what you have but build your self-esteem because appreciating the people around you that bring you joy, will help you find value within.

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