Saturday, 3 December 2011

5 Ways to Increase Your Self-Esteem

If you’re a person suffering from low self-esteem, you probably want to get rid of this problem. Who wants to feel shy? Who wants to feel insecure? Most shy people are constantly looking for tips on how to act confident. There are many ways to get rid of your shyness, but first you have to learn how to increase your self-esteem. Here are 5 sure-fire ways to do it.

1. Step outside your comfort zone

One of the best ways to improve your self-confidence is to stretch your comfort zone and do new things, preferably things that make you feel uncomfortable. Don’t avoid them – face your fears head on and don’t hesitate. Getting rid of your insecurities is a very important step toward becoming a more confident person!

2. Change your body and be healthy

Start taking more care of your body and your health. Lose your belly, put on some muscle, improve your conditioning and overall fitness. Taking care of your body and your health is a permanent confidence booster; it also increases your self-esteem (it’s hard to have low self-esteem if you look good!)

3. Be positive and smile

Optimism makes you feel happier. Moreover, it draws other people to you. If you are a pessimistic person, it’s very hard to feel good and have high self-esteem. How can you be self-confident if you don’t believe that things will work out well? Smile (genuinely) often and bring more positivity into your life!

4. Try to be the best version of yourself

Constantly strive to be the best you. Every day ask yourself the following question: “Am I better today than I was yesterday?” People who constantly improve themselves usually have high self-esteem since they know that they every day they are getting better and better. What’s more, when you improve yourself, you feel that you are in charge of your life. Taking full responsibility of your life is imperative to success in life!

5. Take action

Being a proactive person will tremendously increase your self-esteem. Don’t hesitate and don’t overanalyze things – create a plan, note down steps that you have to take to do something and pursue your goals relentlessly. Be an action taker and make things happen. It’s one of the most important traits of highly confident people!

You can greatly increase your self-esteem within a very short time if you take action now and decide that you’re going to improve your self-confidence. Don’t waste time – go and work on your self-esteem!