Are you looking to build your self-esteem?
Self-esteem is how much people value themselves and how important they believe they are in the world. Developing positive self-esteem is important for everyone. However, it can be more challenging for people who learn and think differently.
Positive self-esteem comes from recognizing your efforts, finding your strengths, and knowing that mistakes are learning opportunities.
Over time, people can learn to improve how they view and value themselves.
Failure can be a great teacher.
A growth mindset and self-esteem are closely linked. Individuals with a growth mindset believe their abilities can improve over time.
Our mindset affects how we face challenges and setbacks and helps reframe how we approach challenges.
The first step to building better self-esteem is to focus on and recognize what you are good at. For example, you may be a pro at cooking. Focus on this rather than what you are not so good at. We also tend to enjoy doing the tasks that we are good at which can boost our mood.
Be kind to yourself. There is one person you will spend your life with and that is yourself, it is so important to be kind to yourself. Remember to be gentle to yourself at times when you feel like being self-critical. Think about what you would say to a friend in a similar situation. Usually, we give the best advice but don’t follow it ourselves.
Additionally, start saying no. Often, people with low self-esteem feel they have to say yes to other people, even if they don’t want to. Start putting yourself first and setting yourself some boundaries. By saying yes to everyone, it can risk you becoming overburdened and overwhelmed. You may think you will lose friendships by prioritizing saying no to others which is rarely the case.
Implement these tips into your daily routine and you will start to see a difference in your self-esteem. We have the power to build our self-esteem so take this opportunity for you and your mental health!
Remember to be kind to yourself and believe in yourself!