Building self-esteem is a matter of decision. One has to decide to want to change and welcome in more confidence. In the following sections of this MissionSelf article, we will highlight some activities that you can take up for improving and increasing your self-esteem.
Activity No. 1
Basically, when you are appreciated for what you do, you feel your confidence increase, right? Well, one will only get appreciation for their work, when they are good at it. More so, to be good at something, you need to enjoy it, and when you are enjoying what you do, your self-esteem will be on a high. So, enjoy your work. Even if it is a boring, monotonous job, spice it up by improving your self-esteem. Set unrealistic, adrenaline-boosting targets for yourself, and achieve them. It works. More so, socialize (only to a certain extent) with your colleagues. This will give you a feeling of belonging when you enter office. When you feel welcome at work, your self-confidence reaches amazing levels.
Activity No. 2
Did you know that one’s appearance has a major impact on one’s self-esteem? Though many people are aware of this, yet, they choose to avoid this tiny detail. Make sure you do justice to the features that you have been blessed with. Men can make sure that their hair and face are always groomed and clothes well ironed. Women need to make sure that they have the basic make-up on, hair maintained and in place, and the clothes are as per style and comfort. When you feel a few heads turn in your direction, your self-esteem gets an instant boost.
Activity No. 3
Exercise. Regular workout helps the body release the toxins faster. The skin shines and one is fitter and in better shape. If you are fit, you know that you can get out of a sticky situation faster than otherwise. This itself helps boost your confidence. More so, a fit person has a healthy and attractive vibe around him/her. This attracts people to them. When everyone around you wants to be with you, don’t you think your self-esteem will soar? It most definitely will. So, workout on a regular basis and keep yourself fit.
Activity No. 4
Take time out for yourself. It is very important to give yourself first priority. People often lose themselves in the rut and forget about their own needs and thoughts. Take time out for yourself on a daily basis and do something that you really want to do. This really helps in overcoming low self-esteem. In fact, tests and research also prove that having sex at least 3 times in a week helps increase confidence levels and productivity and keeps them at optimum levels. So, sex with your partner could be one of the things that you could do. Other than that, make sure that you spend at least half an hour by yourself, reflecting on the day’s events. This helps understanding things better, and preparing yourself for the next day better.
Activity No. 5
Last but not the least, one of the biggest tools to achieve high self-esteem is choosing it. Many people give in to the slight depressions of life. The important tool here is to accept the downs and expect the ups. Once you come to terms with the fact that life will come with its set of failures, you will not get thrown off guard by them. You will be more prepared, which will make their impact on your life lesser. This, in turn, will help your self-regard increase. Victory over defeat gives strength, you just have to see it.