When times are uncertain it helps to have a strong sense of self to ground…
How to improve low self esteem? This is a question many people are asking. Low self-esteem is common in today’s society. Moreover, glossy media images and social media mean maintaining a positive self-image can be difficult.
What causes of low self-esteem? This varies from person to person. So what to do to improve it?
Understanding your triggers
The first step is being aware what situations are causing these feelings. Moreover, when are you feeling shy or insecure? Is it in crowds or new situations? Perhaps at work or meeting strangers? Everyone is different. So the first step is making sense of your own situation.
Another method is taking time to be kind to yourself. Being your own best friend. Writing down three positive things about yourself everyday. What are your strengths? Your achievements? Re-read these notes whenever you are struggling. In this way, you can gain a more positive sense of self.
Furthermore, taking care of yourself is important. In doing so, you’re reinforcing the fact you’re worthy and cared for. Eating well, exercising, getting enough sleep. Plus, managing your stress levels. Seek out activities you enjoy with people who’re treating you well.
Being authentic and assertive
Are you standing up for what you believe in? As well as defending your own opinions. Tell yourself you are worth listening to. In turn, learn to communicate assertively. You’ll find people responding to the way you act. So if you’re acting more confidently, people will start treating you with more respect.
Finding a safe place to build confidence
Find a group where you feel safe. But that still pushes you outside of your comfort zone. In this way, enabling you to start building your self-worth. In addition practising techniques for developing confidence.
Are negative people putting your down? Or groups or situations where you feel especially insecure? If so, begin distancing yourself. Toxic relationships can be harmful to self-esteem. Spending too much time on social media can also be unhelpful.
Seeking help to improve low self esteem
In conclusion, is low self-esteem putting you off seeking professional help? Are you feeling your problems aren’t important enough? Or won’t be taken seriously? Understand that everyone deserves to be happy. And whatever is holding you back, we can work together to improve your life.
I have helped many build confidence and banish low self-esteem for good with just a few hypnotherapy or life coaching sessions.
Please do get in touch to learn more about how I can help you.