Boosting Your Self-Esteem

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We all have periods where we feel low, down and less than happy with ourselves; it's part of being human and something that we can't avoid completely. But having the tools to deal with those feelings of worthlessness and anxiety can help you deal with them more effectively and become a happier and better-rounded individual.

One of the most important tools for dealing with feelings of sadness and depression is self-esteem. A high self-esteem is intrinsically linked with feeling happier, whilst a low self-esteem is a recipe for feeling miserable. Lacking in self-confidence means we're not confident of our own decisions, we're not proud of our own achievements and we don't fully value ourselves as decent and worthwhile human beings.

Taking the time out to boost your self-esteem is something which will have lasting benefits and which should be done regularly, and there is plenty that you can do starting from today.

First of all, write a list of everything you do like about yourself and everything you have achieved or can do well. They don't have to be big things; it can be anything from liking your hair to being proud of the way you can cook a good meal. If you really struggle to think of anything positive to say about yourself, ask a friend or family member to tell you something they think is good about you.

Repeat one of these positive thoughts out loud in front of the mirror every morning and in your head whenever you feel low or are having feelings of low self-esteem. Think of it as fighting off the bad thoughts with the good!

Professional help is worth considering for some people too. You might decide to go down the counselling route and look into cognitive behavioural therapy, for example, or you might decide to take a more spiritual approach and enlist the services of psychics or a tarot cards reader, who can help you find the answers to the problems which are troubling you and causing your low self-esteem.

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