5 Powerful Ways to Improve Your Self-Esteem Quickly

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Many people suffer from low self-esteem, and it affects every aspect of their life. The good news is that your self-esteem and self-image is ultimately controlled by your mind. Once you understand that, you understand that by using your mind and performing actions that alter your perception of things, you can improve your self-esteem quickly.

Here are 5 powerful and practical ways for you to quickly improve your self-esteem. Make sure you use all of them, and you are guaranteed to see results.

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#1 – Talk to Yourself

 

The human mind is a very powerful tool, but as all powerful tools, it can be used in a constructive or destructive way. If you have low self-esteem and want to improve your self-esteem quickly, you must change your thoughts about yourself from negative to positive.

But this is easier said than done. If you have a baggage of low self-esteem that has been built over a long time, you need to fight it continuously and constantly. You do that by using your mind and your will power.

You know this saying that if you repeat a lie many times it becomes the truth for you? Well, this is exactly what you’re going to do. You’re going to tell yourself each day out loud good things about yourself, at least twice a day. Now, I’m not saying that these things are lies – on the contrary. What I’m saying is that you, at your current state of low self-esteem, perceive them as lies.

Tell yourself each day out loud that you’re beautiful, that you’re smart, that people love you, and any other positive thing that comes to your mind, even, and especially, if you don’t believe it. Make sure you feel the emotions of being beautiful, being loved, and so on, according to the things that you say (try to think of or imagine situations that create these feeling inside you).

During the day, you will have times in which you think negative thoughts about yourself. Be aware of these times, and whenever they happen, start saying positive things to yourself out loud again. And smile. When you’re happy you smile, but it works in the opposite direction as well – when you smile, you feel happier.

Make sure you do that for at least 30 days, even if you think this is silly. If you really want to improve your self-esteem quickly, you need to get out of your comfort zone, because it’s that same comfort zone that got you that low self-esteem in the first place.

#2 – Look and Feel Your Best

 

It’s hard to feel good about yourself when you live in a dirty and messy apartment, wear clothes you think are crappy, don’t care about how you look, and so on. You need to change all of that and make sure you feel good about the way you look and about your immediate surroundings. It’s one of the easiest steps to improve your self-esteem quickly.

Now, I’m not saying you should look like a model or live in a palace in order to quickly improve your self-esteem. What I’m saying is that you should make the most out of what you got while also trying to improve things for the future. Clean your apartment. Wash your clothes. Wear nicer clothes. Regularly take showers, shave, put on make-up, do your hair, or anything else that is relevant to making you look and feel better about yourself.

While at it, gradually improve your objective conditions so you can have an even higher sense of self-esteem in the future. For example, get nicer clothes, take care of any skin condition you may have, work out, and so on.

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#3 – Change Your Social Environment

 

Imagine yourself climbing a mountain. That’s not an easy task. But it’s even harder to climb up when people keep on pulling you down. However, it’s much easier to climb the mountain when people pushing you up.

If you want to quickly improve your self-esteem and self-confidence you need to make sure that the environment you’re in is a supporting environment. You don’t want to be around people who constantly tell you negative things about yourself or just have a negative attitude in general. If you must be around such people, try to reduce your interaction to the bare minimum necessary, and look for ways to stop those interactions altogether, if possible.

If you want to improve your self-esteem quickly, you need to surround yourself with positive people who support you and tell you positive things about yourself. Don’t get me wrong, though – these should not be people who simply approve of everything that you do or say. If you behave in a bad way, these people should definitely tell you that and point out how you should change for the better. But they should do it in a positive and caring way, and not simply put you down.

#4 – Complete Tasks

 

There’s nothing like the sense of achievement to quickly improve your self-esteem and self-confidence. You can see the results with your own eyes and you know that these results came from you. The evidence of your success is right that, and it would be very hard for you to ignore it (though in extreme low self-esteem cases, you might).

Make yourself a list of things you need or want to do, and start doing them. You can even start with the easy tasks that can be completed quickly, if you don’t have anything you have to finish urgently. Finishing one task after the other will create a sense of success in you, reduce your stress levels, and improve your self-esteem and self-confidence.

And make sure you don’t belittle your accomplishments. Remember that your mind can be your best friend, or your worst enemy. Be happy about each and every completed task, feel proud that you finished it, and move on to the next item on the list. Use these small wins to boost your self-confidence and self-esteem, and always be your own best friend.

#5 – Engage in Things That You Love Doing

 

How great does it feel when we do the things that we love and that make us happy? Whether it’s a hobby, working out, hanging out with friends or just walking in the park, when we do things that we enjoy, we are filled with positive feelings.

So make sure you engage in things that you love doing and that make you happy, and channel that positive energy into feeling great about yourself, so you can quickly improve your self-esteem. If you just let that be a happy moment, that moment will pass, and you will return to your old paradigm in which you don’t really think highly of yourself.

Use these moments of happiness to tell yourself how great life is, how lucky you are to have these experiences, and how grateful you are for everything that you have in your life. Remember that however bad you think your situation is, there are people in much worse situations, and it’s all a matter of your perception.

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Summary

 

In this post we listed 5 powerful ways to improve your self-esteem quickly:

  1. Talk to yourself
  2. Look and feel your best
  3. Change your social environment
  4. Complete tasks
  5. Engage in things that you love doing

It’s important that you utilize all the ideas presented here and not just pick and choose what you want. You want to attack it head-on and full force, and get out of your comfort zone. Your comfort zone, your perception and your paradigms are what’s keeping you down. If you seriously put all information we presented into use, you will be able to fight all of that and quickly improve your self-esteem.

But most importantly, don’t forget to smile.

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