In order to live a successful and fulfilled life we need to have self-worth and a healthy self-esteem. Some individuals will look to others, or their material successes, to determine their self-worth but by far the most important assessment is the way you feel about yourself.

Boosting your self-esteem can be done and there are numerous ways of doing so. You can take the steps necessary to build your self-worth and well-being and in so doing you will be practicing the most effective means of preventative medicine around.

Seven Ways to Boost your Self-Esteem:

1. Do what you love. If you devote time to doing those things you love doing the better you will feel. When we do the things we enjoy our brains produce greater levels of endorphins, a chemical in the brain that makes us feel a sense of joy and general well-being.

Doing the things that we love to do aids us in remembering the previous times that we did them and the memories conjured help to boost self-esteem. Invariably it is the things that we particularly enjoy that we tend to excel at and this is a contributing factor in increasing self-esteem.

2. Strengthen your strengths. This is more than merely a play on words. By exercising your strengths they become stronger and your self-esteem is then raised as well. Everyone enjoys feeling proud of their accomplishments and doing the things you are good at will help you feel better about yourself.

Devote time to working on your strengths, to building them, and renewing them. You will soon discover your inner approval rating will rise.

3. Keep positive people around you. Positive energy is electrifying and moves from one to another. By keeping company with positive people your own attitude will rise so that it matches theirs and you will feel charged from their energy.

4. Measure your worth according to yourself not according to others. We all perceive the world based upon our biases and our circumstances. When we are subjected to the negative energy of others it really reflects their own deficiencies rather than those of the person whom they are directing it towards.

Never base your self-esteem on other people's opinions. This is a recipe for disaster. Rather, determine your value on what you know to be true about yourself from within rather than from without.

5. Believe in yourself. You have the ability you need to achieve whatever you put your mind to achieving. Believe that you are able to reach your goals and that will enable you to release the ability within you.

6. Focus on what you want to attract. The late great Albert Einstein came to the conclusion that everything is made of energy and energy attracts more of the same energy. By focusing your thoughts on that which you want in your life you will keep the energy of those things moving in your direction.

7. Say affirmative things to yourself. You have heard the phrase "act as if". Well, that is the principle behind affirmations. Rather than saying, "I wish I was happy" or "I want to be happy", say instead "I am a happy person". Make sure to say it aloud each day.

By doing this you effectively reprogram your subconscious mind into believing this as your truth and soon you will feel it each day as well.

As you can see these steps are simple ways of boosting your self-esteem and they are easy to make a part of your daily life. Begin today and you will be able to build your self-worth and your self-esteem into your very character. You will discover that your life will be forever changed.

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