10 Ways to Improving Low Self Esteem

Self-esteemImproving self esteem is a good thing to do but how do you do it? Physically or subconsciously we all have this desire.

Below are ten things you can do to help boost your self-esteem!

  1. Make a list of things that you want to improve – regarding yourself. Start with how you communicate with others. Check them off as you complete them and then move onto another list of 10.
  2. Start showing a good opinion of yourself to everyone – no you don’t have to be conceded but positivity shines in many ways – never give a negative light about yourself – EVER!
  3. Create a goal for yourself by knowing what you want – find out how the people around you or the ones you meet can help you get closer to your goals. This will help you determine how you can approach each person. Do this always and the results are noticeable.
  4. Get driven and motivate yourself – even if you are not feeling it! Pretend until you do. Let everyone know how any of them can help you in your goals. People who are very driven end up being successful in their careers.
  5. Treat every person that you meet as important – This is a great mindset to develop! You will see how surprising this is!
  6. Give a good handshake and look them in the eye – Don’t be too firm with the shake but nice and firm and not too hard. Look for a character trait you find positive in every person you meet.
  7. Learn to listen – notice what other people say and pay attention. Remember a person’s name and ask again after visiting if you don’t – it’s okay to ask again. Use their name in conversation – this will help tremendously!
  8. Show people that you are listen by nodding or other gestures – People read body language.
  9. Remind yourself that it is not always about you by noticing and responding to others around you.
  10. Do not interrupt a person mentally or verbally – give full attention to that person – it’s rude if you don’t.

These interaction tips will help you greatly on your journey to great self esteem! Good luck :)

Free Yourself from Anxiety

Don’t let anxiety and worry take over your life – it can make you sick and can ruin your life! You have the choice to allow it to or not. There are ways to help yourself overcome this obstacle.

  1. Figure out what is stressing you. Is it something you can change? What is the true source?
  2. Be careful not to put blame on a secondary source when in reality the primary source is causing the stress. (in other words: don’t quit your marriage just because you haven’t dealt with something else that is truly bothering you – this will take some soul searching)
  3. Change: there are plenty of areas you can change in your life without throwing away a lot! Diet, exercise, attitude, volunteer, shop, study a new language and more.
  4. Spend some time on you!

Here are some tips and techniques to help you manage your anxiety:

  • Know your anxieties
  • Write them down
  • Breath
  • Visualize a better situation
  • Positively Affirm yourself: “I am…(insert positive statement that applies)”
  • Diet and exercise: take good care of yourself – it will really take care of you in return (and your worries!)
  • Seek support – if you need help – look for it – talk to someone – look online or in the phone book. Help is only a call away!

Learn by example. Watch and listen to others that have gone through hardships. Read books – you will read about someone that is worse off then you and who made it through. There are many success stories and free programs that will help you realize your strengths and stay away from anxiety.

Anxieties are a part of life but they don’t need to be the foundation of yours. You are strong and smart and you have come a long way – give yourself some credit – you deserve it!

Manage stress well and take the reins – they are yours to take – no one else will do it for you. Good luck – you are on the road to health and wellness and you will be so happy for all the work you do for yourself.

Advice on Managing Time

Managing TimeTime can make or break you. Riding the wave of getting a million things done in as little time as possible is insane. How could anyone keep up?

There are no rules for saving time – but here are a few tips. (Remember to make yours up as you go!)

  • Seclude yourself from all distractions and focus on one thing for a period of time.
  • A place for everything and everything in its place – it works!
  • Change your behavior that’s counterproductive to saving time – if it’s waking up too late – take steps to change it!
  • Streamline, minimize, organize and clear your mind.
  • Keep time in mind – when working – estimate the amount of time it should take to do what you’re doing for each task. Do this for everything that applies.
  • Don’t plan so much that you don’t get any action going. Plan a little and get to it.
  • Procrastinators never get it done – let alone done right.
  • Be a goal-setter. Setting goals will get you in the mind-set of what you want and need.
  • Give yourself little rewards for completing things that you do. You are never too old for a prize!
  • Take little breaks. A reward can be to finish a certain portion then pause to check on that item you wanted to, or do that quick task you are putting off to be focused on this one thing. Then you are multi-tasking as well.

Find what works for you, everyone is very different in how they operate, but take the time to get to know you and what makes you tick. Exploring your desires and wishes and having the time to do it is so important. Don’t let yourself get lost. You are worth it. Knowing your identity feels good!

Be sure to take steps that make sense for you – don’t let anyone tell you what you need – you tell yourself after you realize it. Keep what you discover in the front of your mind and move with that knowledge. Enjoy and good luck!