The process of self-growth involves several aspects of the self such as leisure, relationships, body, education, spirituality and career. You can work on one or more of these aspects as you strive for self-fulfillment. As you begin to make changes and pursue different realms of your consciousness, you’ll likely so discover that your thinking has become more positive and your confidence has grown. These are happy byproducts of pursuing self-betterment that go beyond the area you’re trying to improve. Take a look at some of the ways you boost your self-esteem with positive thinking and self-growth. You may be surprised at the connections.
Update Your Look
When you want to become a better version of yourself, it may be a good idea to start with your physical appearance. While looks aren’t everything, we all know that a new hairstyle or fashionable clothing item can put a little spring in our step. Take a look at your resources and decide which kinds of updates you can make to your appearance. Even if you’re cash-strapped, simply styling your hair a different way or adding an accessory like a scarf or new lipstick shade can be a good start.
Modify Your Social Media
Social media like Facebook and Twitter can be fantastic for catching up with old friends or encountering inspiring new people. It can also be a killer of self-esteem because it adds to the pressure to compete or to believe that everyone else’s life is better than your own. Modify your accounts by hiding those whose updates bring you down. Whether it’s the high school chum who is constantly bragging or the co-worker who’s always complaining, switching up the statuses you see can go a long way toward improving your attitude.
Exercising gets the feel-good hormones going in your body. You’ll feel more upbeat and less depressed if you move. You’ll also gain an increased sense of self-worth when you see yourself becoming fit and energetic. If you’re not in the best physical shape, start out small with walks around the block. Be sure to talk to your doctor first. Adding some sort of physical activity to your routine is a sure-fire way to pump up your confidence.
Recognize Small Accomplishments
Sure, you may not always complete your biggest goals. Resist the temptation to get down yourself because of this. Nothing kills self-esteem like feelings of failure. Instead, recognize the small accomplishments you made toward your goal. It can be so easy to overlook just what you manage to do in a day’s time. To prove this, sit down at the end of your day and make a concrete list of everything you’ve done. This exercise can show you just how many things you’ve finished. It can also help you to fine-tune your time management and see areas in which you may wish to make change.
Sometimes life can seem overwhelming. You may feel there’s nothing you can do to change a situation. It’s easy to let worry overwhelm you, zapping your confidence. Things are rarely as dark as they appear, and there is usually something you can do to work toward a solution to your issues. Assess the situation that’s got you feeling down. See if you can’t identify one action you can take that will alleviate some of your worry or make the problem better. Being proactive gives you a sense of control and adds to your sense of self-worth and competence.
Give these things a try when you’re feeling low on self-esteem. In order to reach your self-growth goals, you need to feel confident that you are on the right path. Getting down is natural. Staying there is a sure path to failure. You can beat the blues with positive strategies.