Boost Your Self Esteem

Your self-esteem is influenced by how much you value yourself for what you are, that is your self-worth and not what or how much material possessions you have. Your self-worth comes from within you, and is not dependent on others for it. Your self-worth is not less than another person’s who can do something which you can’t. Self-worth arises from your own thorough evaluation of yourself to identify and confirm the values that are intrinsic to your nature and character.

Here are a few pointers which can help you boost your self esteem, step out of your comfort zone and tackle life’s challenges. These tips are straightforward and can be tried out in both professional and personal settings :

  • Tackle You Gremlin – We all have a negative voice lurking inside us. This voice speaks up when a challenge arises. The key to dealing with your gremlin is to be aware it’s there. That way, it can’t surprise you.
  • Do Something for Someone – Going out of your way to do something for someone else could well transform the way you feel about yourself. It makes you think positively about yourself. Plan you act of kindness today.
  • Set Your Bar Realistically – Don’t bore off more than you can chew. Setting yourself challenges is the right thing to do. They key is to be realistic with your plans. You are looking for achievable challenges, not impossible ones.
  • Cement Your Successes – Each night before you go to bed, write down three positive things that happened or that you did during the day. Then smile. Do this every night for the foreseeable future.
  • Try Something Completely New – You need to think completely differently. You need to think of “new” as exciting and different. Not scary and impossible. It’s very important to change you mindset here.
  • Know How People See You – Be sure people see you the way you think they do. Most people get this wrong and think they come across worse than they actually do. They stop themselves doing things as a result.
  • Stop Apologising – There’s no need to keep apologising. By saying sorry, you are sending the message to people that you doubt yourself. Only say sorry if you actually need to.
  • Stop Comparing Yourself – Try to base your expectations of yourself on what you do and your own aspirations, not what others are doing. There is nothing positive to be gained from worrying about how you compare to others.

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20 Comments Add yours

  1. RPR says:

    Very Good Post, Last one is my personal favorite, stop comparing,

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    1. Garima says:

      Yes, not comparing oneself is important. Comparing ourselves to others allows them to drive our behavior. This type of comparison is between you and someone else. Sometimes it’s about something genetic, like wishing to be taller, but more often it’s about something the other person is capable of doing that we wish we could do as well.

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      1. RPR says:

        Absolutely, human tendency takes us to such situation either by own minds, or by the ppl around we compare, even if the year of birth is same or the schooling, we try n know what we are and where our fellow friends are, be it a professional status or lifestyle, it sometimes makes u sleepless. I m trying to avoid it, a lot. :p

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  2. Shahzad Khalid says:

    Its worth to read ,share and adopt… I m need of self-esteem right now!!

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    1. Garima says:

      If you want to begin focusing on increasing your self-esteem, your first step needs to be tuning in to what your heart whispers to you, while filtering out the loud sounds of what others say through the filters of how close they are with you, how much you trust and respect them, and how much what they are saying is aligned with what your heart is whispering.

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      1. Shahzad Khalid says:

        Good morning… Hope u r going good… U r too philosophical 😇 . Plzz in layman’s language… Sir k uper gaya.. 😝

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  3. Beautiful piece. Loved the inputs for keeping up ‘self esteem’.

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    1. Garima says:

      We live in a time when there are standards for everything. Self-esteem is more crucial now than ever.

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  4. Really needful info !!! thanks Garima

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    1. Garima says:

      Thank you. I am glad you liked it. It is important to remember all humans have equal value and worth – a doctor is no more important than the person who cleans his instruments. Without them, the patient could die from infection. A pilot is no more important than the mechanic who does his engine checks prior to flight. Without those checks, many souls could perish.
      However, as individuals, we are destined to compare ourselves to others and find ourselves lacking, almost every time.

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      1. Garima says:

        Glad you both liked it.

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  5. Shahzad Khalid says:

    Worth to read.. I m in dare need of self-esteem right now

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  6. Rachel Writes says:

    Great advice!

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    1. Garima says:

      Glad you liked it.

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  7. Roland Legge says:

    I really appreciate your articles. I am an Identity (Life) Coach and teacher of the psychological-spiritual tool called the Enneagram.

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    1. Garima says:

      Oh that is wonderful. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a message. I look forward to learning from you.

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  8. Rene Delmuro says:

    things, so I am going to

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  9. Jessi Lab says:

    Wow, this article is nice, my younger sister is analyzing such

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