Try These Useful Tips For Increasing Self Esteem

Dr. Purushothaman
January 9, 2014


Self esteem improvement activities are designed to improve confidence and a sense of self-worth. During these activities, you will get a better sense of your character, your morals, your skills and your strengths. You will shut out the negatives influences in your life by focusing on the positives. Many of these techniques involve writing exercises, but some are active, fitness-related exercises. It's important that you learn to truly enjoy spending some time alone with yourself. Once you begin to build self esteem, you may want to involve others in your progress. In this article, we'll cover some of the best activities for building confidence.
One method of improving self esteem is to take good care of yourself. Begin right now by opting for healthier meals. Frequently just a haircut, highlights or a fresh style can enhance self-esteem, as can a relaxing afternoon at the spa getting a pedicure, manicure, massage or facial. Clean out your closets and get rid of the clutter. Swap some of the old, boring outfits for brand new outfits that you can feel good about. Work out by running, walking, biking, playing a sport, dancing or participating in an aerobics class. These are all activities which will add to an overall sense of wellbeing.
If you're the type of person who tends to beat yourself up over the little things, then your self esteem improvement activities must center on creating goals and accomplishing tasks that will modify your behavior. For instance, some people keep an untidy house, which eats away at their mental state over time and makes them feel like failures. Write down a list of every small chore you'd like to finish and start crossing things off your list one at a time. Invest in organizers that will keep your counters, drawers and office paperwork clutter-free. Or you might be the type of person who has low esteem because you are always late, rushing around and letting people down. You'd be surprised how much sanity a little bit of time can grant you. There are many books about time management that can help you organize your tasks and guesstimate your time tables much better.
Self esteem improvement begins with getting to know yourself. There are many books out there that can help you identify some of your best strengths. For instance, you may want to read Who Are You: 101 Ways of Seeing Yourself (Malcolm Godwin), which is a book full of 101 fun quizzes about personality types, horoscopes, palmistry, spirituality and psychoanalytical theory. Another good book to help you feel positive about your life is Tom Rath's Strengths Finder 2.0, which has helped millions of people discover their top five talents; you will also get personalized guides to help you find ways to explore your newly discovered talents and make the most of your life. A third book to check out is Please Understand Me: Character & Temperament Types (David Keirsey & Marilyn Bates), which is a highly regarded psychoanalytical book that will help you understand your natural tendencies, your most fulfilling career ambitions and your personality quirks a little better.
High self esteem doesn't come naturally to everyone, but it should be something that everyone strives to accomplish. The better you feel about yourself, the better you will feel about life. When you feel great about life, you'll be better equipped to psychologically handle whatever problems come your way.

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