Improving Self Esteem

Annalissa, Grayson K, Ben L

Improving Self-Esteem in Others

  1. Pay attention to how people talk about themselves. Don't let them talk negatively about themselves, because it lowers self-esteem.
  2. Stop letting your friend compare him/herself to others. Remind them that nobody is perfect, and trying to be perfect will end in failure.
  3. Make an effort to point out the qualities in your friend that you admire
  4. Don't give false compliments.

"Believe in yourself and all that you are, know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle." Christian D. Larson

Improving Self-Esteem in Yourself

  1. Identify the situation that started the self-esteem problems, like huge life changes or problems with your spouse.
  2. Keep your self-talk positive. Nothing good comes out of bringing yourself down.
  3. Forgive yourself for things you've done in the past. If you don't move on, you will be dragged down by the problem.
  4. Focus on the positive things in your life, however small they are. This can help you find happiness if you aren't focused on the negative all the time.

“Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.” ― Marilyn Monroe

Other Tips

  1. Avoid being judgmental, even about yourself. If you view others more positively, you will seem more approachable.
  2. Spend more time with people that make you happy. If you are happier, chances are the people around you will be too.
  3. Hang in there. Low self-esteem isn't a problem that can be fixed quickly. Don't give up on your friends or yourself.

“The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.” ― Mark Twain