On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate your self esteem? If it requires some improvement, then you are not alone! Most of us can acknowledge that our self esteem could do with a boost, but much of the time, we are not sure how to go about improving it.

In this newsletter, I am going to share with you some of my top simple tips for raising your self esteem. If you think you haven’t got the time or maybe you believe you are too busy, then think again! Many of these will only take a few minutes of your time or can be done when you are in the shower or perhaps brushing your teeth each morning. Remember, surely you are worth a few minutes of your own time?

Lisa’s Top Ten tips for increasing your Self Esteem:

1) Smile at yourself each morning in the mirror. Make sure it’s a big cheesy grin!
2) Write a list of things that you like about yourself and your positive qualities. These could be the fact you are helpful, creative, traits or the fact that you get things done on time. Make sure you write down at least twenty!
3) Each day affirm to yourself ( at least ten times if you can!) ‘ My self esteem is growing every day’ and ‘ I am a valuable, loveable person and I deserve the very best’
4) Quit comparing yourself to others. Remind yourself that there will always be some people who have more than you, and some people who have less. Comparing yourself to others will NOT make you feel good about yourself.
5) Accept compliments gratefully. The next time somebody says something nice about you, take time to write it down or spend a few moments thinking about how nice it felt.
6) Remind yourself that you are HUMAN. Quit beating yourself up for not being perfect. Vow each day to praise yourself, not criticize yourself. This takes practise but even if you stop yourself from criticising yourself just once then you are making great progress.
7) If you are surrounded by negative people or energy vampires, this will make you feel bad about yourself and will lower your self esteem. However, if you surround yourself with positive and supportive people you will feel better about yourself and this will raise your self esteem.
8) Each night before you go to bed, think about ( or write down if you wish) five successful things you have done that day. This could be as simple as getting to work on time, helping a friend or cooking a healthy dinner.
9) Set yourself a mini goal to complete each week. This could be anything from trying a new recipe, cleaning out your wardrobe or completing an overdue task at work. One of the best ways to increase yourself self esteem is to take action – you will feel great about yourself when you do!
10) Be true to yourself. Make sure you are living your own life and not the life someone else wishes you live. If you feel nervous about standing up for yourself etc, make this one of your mini goals. You won’t develop self esteem if you sit on the sidelines and don’t push yourself to take risks and new challenges.

Remember, we are all capable of increasing our self esteem with just a little bit of effort. You will also start to take more risks and be less concerned with making a fool of yourself or failing. One of the additional benefits of increased self esteem is being less concerned about what others think of you or seeking approval from others. Most importantly is the fact that you will feel far more comfortable in your own skin and feel at peace with the wonderful person you really are.

Author's Bio: 

Lisa Phillips is an experienced Life Coach and NLP Practitioner. She contributes to many successful magazines and her hugely popular DIY Coaching Manual reveals everything you need to know from achieving exciting goals, to identifying and releasing toxic emotions. http://www.amazingcoaching.com.au/diy-ebook.html

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