Inner Strength: The Path to Self-Esteem

Do you want to feel better about yourself? You can learn how to build self-esteem and raise your confidence by building inner strength. Try these tips:

Outline your goals and accomplish them.

Each time you get to check something off your to-do list, you’re going to feel great about yourself and your accomplishments.

Practice being assertive.

Try to express your thoughts, opinions and needs. It feels great to prove that you can advocate for yourself when the situation calls for it.

Check out new activities.

Join a gym, go for a hike, pick up sewing. You’ll feel proud for stretching your wings. Does trying something new on your own seem too intimidating? Maybe see if a friend will go along.

Tell your inner critic to be quiet.

If you have a mean thought about yourself, see if you can change it to something positive instead. You’re probably harder on yourself than you are to anyone else, so think of yourself as someone that you care about, too.

Don’t compare yourself to others.

Social media especially makes us view others’ lives as more perfect than our own, but understand that this does not reflect reality, and that everyone is struggling in some ways.

Find ways to feel like you’re contributing.

It feels great to help. Assist a family member with chores, volunteer somewhere or smile at a stranger. Contributing positively in the world is a sure-fire way to build your self-worth.

As you work on building your self-esteem, you will notice that you feel better more often, that you are enjoying life more than you did before and that you are doing more of the things you have always wanted to do. This is shaping you toward becoming the person you want to be—a person with self-esteem and belief in yourself. based on real progress.