A lack of self-esteem can have far-reaching consequences in all areas of your life, from work to school to relationships, even to whether or not you take up a hobby you’ve always wanted to do. Without a good level of self-esteem, you might find that you are really only living half a life and that you are missing out on so much you want to do. If that is the case and you think that your self-esteem needs a boost to help you achieve much more and even be happier, here are some ways to do it.
For some, this unfortunate lack of self-esteem is something that is completely ingrained, and perhaps even stems from childhood. It can be hard to get over this issue and live a full life; it might even seem completely impossible. This is where a personal development coach can help. They will be able to talk through the past, reach the present, and take you to the future by helping you to boost your self-esteem.
Talking to a stranger and listening to advice can be difficult, but once you start, you’ll realize how much there is to learn, and it’s not something you would be able to do alone. The more advice and information you can glean from your personal development coach, the more self-esteem you will have.
Having positive role models in our lives is something that can greatly help to boost our self-esteem. When you can look at what someone is doing in a positive, constructive way, you will feel more like trying to be like them. This is a much healthier and more helpful scenario than negatively comparing yourself to people, which is the default that many people go to.
Find someone who exudes self-confidence and follow what they do. These are the ones who make the best role models and whom you should be thinking about. Listen to what they say and watch what they do, and you’ll soon get ideas that will boost your self-esteem greatly.
If you’re like most people, accepting compliments is not something that is easily done. It often makes us feel embarrassed, and we don’t know what to say or how to react, even if secretly we are rather pleased with what has been said.
It is far better to learn to accept these compliments, which, if you are doing a good job and leading a good life, will keep coming, than it is to worry about them and try to shut them out. All you need to do is say thank you with a smile. Try to completely bury the urge to deny what has been said or to give any kind of negative response. The more you can hear and believe and enjoy any compliments that come your way, the bigger your self-esteem will grow.
There will have been many times in your life when you did something good, when something went right, and when you had a success. If you are feeling down or as though your self-esteem needs some help to grow, think back to these past successes, and you will instantly feel better.
Remember how you felt when you achieved your goals or did a good job at something. This will help you to move forward, as you experience that fantastic feeling again.
contributed by: Umer Mahmood
Tags: How to Boost Self Esteem