It’s tough being a woman – expectations are high and competition is rough. We are taught at an early age that it’s wrong to speak our minds, wrong to make mistakes, wrong to be too assertive…so many of us end up at the mercy of “the stronger sex.” This article outlines some quick tips you can take to beginning your journey to better self esteem.

In a world where beauty is paramount and expectations are for women to be slim, young and “perfect,” it’s no wonder that the average woman has self esteem issues. From the wrinkle products to diet pills, we women will spend a fortune to try to change all the things we don’t like about ourselves – all the things that are “wrong” with us. In this time of air-brushed models, pressure to be the perfect mom, hold a good job, run a balanced household – most of us end up feeling that we just don’t measure up. Here are some steps you can take to improve your self esteem.

1. Commit to being imperfect. Sounds crazy, right? OK, let’s get to the truth here. You are not perfect and you never will be. And neither is anyone else – so let yourself off the hook. Whew! You see, your imperfections make you who you are. Wouldn’t it be boring if we were all the same?

2. Do a Google search on “stars without makeup.” Take a good look at the before and after pictures – trust me, you’ll be amazed at some of the transformations, and you’ll see the truth behind the media facade.

3. Make a list of your good points. List 1- things that you like about yourself. What? Can’t find 10? Then list the things that others like about you, or things that you’ve accomplished that make you feel good.

4. Forgive yourself. This seems to be one of the most difficult things for someone with low self-esteem to do. We have spent so long beating ourselves up for being “not good enough” that it’s almost inconceivable to let ourselves off the hook and stop punishing ourselves. Forgiveness is a choice – and there are some beautiful techniques that can help you get there –visit our website for more information on how to forgive.

5. Address your belief that you are “not good enough,” “not deserving” or “inferior.” What has happened in your life to make you believe that? Realize that a belief is not the same thing as truth. You formed most of your beliefs at a very early age, maybe it’s time to change them…

Author's Bio: 

Tracey Burchard, Certified Hypnotist and Instructor, has created a line of powerful hypnosis audio products designed to facilitate change. Her 2 newest titles, Change your Beliefs and Boost Self esteem for women are helping people make fast, profound changes in their self esteem. Visit her website for more information: CD Online Warehouse.