Boost Your Self Esteem by taking these 3 steps

1. Use affirmations to boost your Self Esteem.  On the back of a business card or small index card, write out a statement such as “I like and accept myself just the way I am”, I am the master of my destiny”, “I am somebody, I love myself, I believe in myself”.  Carry the card with you.  Repeat the statement several times during the day, especially at night before going to bed and after getting up in the morning.  Whenever you say the affirmation, allow yourself to experience positive feelings about your statement.

2. Associate with positive, supportive people.  When you are surrounded by negative people who constantly put you and your ideas down, your Self Esteem is lowered.  On the other hand, when you are accepted and encouraged, you feel better about yourself in the best possible environment to raise your Self Esteem.

3. Make a list of your past successes.  This doesn’t necessarily have to consist of monumental accomplishments.  It can include your “minor victories” like learning to skate, graduating from high school, college, receiving an award or promotion etc.  Read this list often.  While reviewing it, close your eyes and recreate the feelings of satisfaction and joy you experienced when you first attained each success.

More Self Esteem Boosters:

1. Stop comparing yourself with other people.  There will always be some people who have more than you and some who have less.  If you play the comparison game, you’ll run into too many “opponents” you can’t defeat.

2. Stop putting yourself down.  You can’t develop high Self Esteem if you repeat negative phrases about yourself and your abilities.

3. Take advantage of workshops, books and cassette tape programs on Self Esteem.  Whatever material you allow to dominate your mind will eventually take root and affect your behavior.

4. Make a list of your positive qualities.  Are you honest? Unselfish? Helpful? Creative?  Be generous with yourself and write down at least 10 positive qualities.  Review this list often.  Most people dwell on their inadequacies and then wonder why their life isn’t working out.  Start focusing on your positive traits and you’ll stand a much better change of achieving what you wish to achieve.

Boost Your Self Esteem by enhancing your life in these six ways

1. Set aside one hour every morning for personal development matters. Meditate, visualize your day, read inspirational texts to set the tone of your day, listen to motivational tapes or read great literature. Starting the day off well is a powerful strategy for self-renewal and personal effectiveness.

2. The quality of your life is the quality of your communication.  This means the way you communicate with others and, more importantly, the way you communicate with yourself. What you focus on is what you get. If you look for the positive this is what you get.

3. Light a candle beside you when you are reading in the evening. It is most relaxing and creates a wonderful, soothing atmosphere.

4. Make your home an oasis from the frenzied world outside. Fill it with great music, great books and great friends.

5. Learn to be still. The average person doesn’t spend even 30 minutes a month in total silence and tranquility. Develop the skill of sitting quietly, enjoying the powerful silence for at least 10 minutes a day. Simply think about what is important to you in your life.  Reflect on your mission. Silence indeed is golden.

6. Associate only with positive focused people who you can learn from and who will not drain your valuable energy with  complaining and uninspiring attitudes. By developing relationships with those committed to constant improvement and the pursuit of the best that life has to offer, you will have plenty of company on your path to the top of whatever mountain you seek to climb.