Top Ten Ways to Boost your Self Esteem

“I don’t like who I am.”

“I have low self-esteem.”

“I take care of everyone else’s needs but neglect my own.”

Self-esteem is your overall opinion of yourself based on how you feel about yourself, life experiences, and your relationships with others. Healthy self-esteem is key to a productive life.  A low opinion of yourself usually doesn’t boost your potential and over a long period of time can lead to variety of health problems including depression.  Here is a quick list to help you evaluate where your self-esteem rates:

TOP Ten Ways to Boost your Self Esteem: This is great! LOVE the printable, put it somewhere you can see it everyday :)Characteristics Of High Self-Esteem 

An overall good feeling about yourself
A sense that you are worthy of love and respect
Confidence in your abilities
A willingness to cooperate and contribute
Not needing to be the center of attention
Taking proper care of your body
A willingness to help others
Being tolerant of other people’s opinions and attitudes 

Characteristics Of Low Self-Esteem 

More critical of others
Refusing to try something because you might fail
Always being negative
Not taking care of your mind and body
Always wanting to be the center of attention
Being painfully shy
An “I don’t care” attitude about things that are important

Feeling that you are not as good as others
Feeling that you are better than others
Feeling a lot of undirected anger and frustration
Always worrying about what other people might think about you


Want to learn how to better love yourself?

Try out one of our Top Ten Ways to Lift your Self Esteem:

1. Take Care of Your Body

“Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.” – Coco Chanel

2. Dream Big and Set Small Goals

“Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” – Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

 3. Connect with a Friend

“I knew when I met you and adventure was going to happen.” – Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne

4. Schedule Time to Indulge in Your Creative Side

All grown ups were once children…but only a few of them can remember.” – The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

5. See the Beauty in Everyday Things

“Above all watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you. Because the greatest secrets are always hidden in in the most unlikely places.” – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roland Dahl

6. Plan a Random Act of Kindness for Someone Else

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” – The Lion and the Mouse by Aesop

7. Plan a Random Act of Kindness for Yourself

“Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.” – The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown

8. Dress Yourself to Tell a Story

“If you have good thoughts…they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovey.” – Matilda by Ronald Dahl

9. Express Your Needs to Someone You Trust

“Be who you are and say how you feel, because those to mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” – Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

10. Tell Yourself Each Day: 

“You are braver than you believe, Stronger than you seem, Smarter than you think, and Loved more than you can imagine.” – Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne

Practice makes perfect! Keep these in front of you everyday with our free printable:


Free Printable: Top 10 Ways to Lift Your Self Esteem

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Finding a balance between loving your self and loving others can be a balancing act. But even smallest act of loving you can help you develop a deeper appreciation of the beauty of your heart.

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