images (4)People are often confused about what it means to have self-esteem. Some think it has to do with the way you look or how popular you are with your friends or others. Others believe that having a great body will help you gain self-esteem, while others think you actually need to have accomplished something in order to have good self-esteem. I’m here to share five tips with you that will help you boost your self-esteem. Take a look and commit yourself to trying one, a few or all five. If you do, you’ll be feeling better in no time.

Self-Esteem Tip 1: Give Yourself Credit

Always give yourself credit for the positive things you’ve already done in your life. You’ve already accomplished some of your goals, whether it be something huge like finishing school or buying a car, or something smaller like talking a walk to clear you mind or helping a friends in need. Anything counts! And remember, we are imperfect human beings and we have to understand that even though everyone makes mistakes, they are just isolated moments in time.

download (4)Self-Esteem Tip 2: Be Kind to Yourself

Are you kinder to other people than you are to yourself? Do you make a conscious effort to not judge others, but judge yourself every time you look in the mirror? When it comes to looking at who you really are, kindness and respect are so important. Being hard on yourself won’t improve your self-esteem and you know it! In fact, it will make you feel worse.

Self-Esteem Tip 3: Don’t Confuse Feelings with Facts

Challenge your negative feelings. Look at the evidence. If there is no real reason for you to feel the way that you do, acknowledge that and stop feeling low. Often what you believe and what’s the truth are two different things. Don’t undervalue yourself and your ability to see the truth. Don’t let your feelings take over. You are a magnificent being of light. You have special gifts, including an abundance of love. Acknowledge your power, your wisdom, your grace and your own divine fire.

Self-Esteem Tip 4: Know that Conditions and Situations Have Solutions

own-special-awakening-exercise-2-320x180Whether it’s a challenge with a loved one, a major life change, the loss of a job or a work crisis, know that every one of these situations or conditions has a solution. Start with rational thoughts that are based on facts and reason. Listen to your thoughts in order to know what you really see yourself doing successfully. Leave the fear and emotion behind because they stand in the way of your happiness.

Self-Esteem Tip 5: Find Positive Role Models

There are people who want to help you. Whether they are family, friends, co-workers, or your psychic, know that there is at least one person out there who wants to help you feel better about yourself. They can offer you a different perspective on your challenges and help you wade through the mixed messages you receive.