5 Quick & Easy Ways to Boost Your Self-Esteem

5 Quick & Easy Ways to Boost Your Self-Esteem

I recently posted about ‘ditching the filters’ because it was causing me to hate what I was seeing in the mirror. I realized in the first few days of my new No Filter Challenge that the low self-esteem is not going to go away just because I want it to. It requires work every day to stay happy with yourself and your appearance and to help with that, I’ve added five new ways to help give me a boost of self-esteem so that I don’t hate what I see in the mirror.

I don’t know about you, but I find it hard to maintain my self-esteem most days. There is always someone smarter, prettier, or much more talented when it comes to contouring and picking out the perfect outfits. It doesn’t help that I love Instagram, and I’m constantly seeing photos of perfect hair and makeup, perfect faces, and perfect outfits—it’s enough to make me feel unattractive on the best of days. I’ve found that these five helpful tips help me to be positive when I’m confronted with negative self-esteem issues.

Keep a Positivity Journal
I like to jot down notes each day to myself, where I write about my positive interactions, inspirational quotes, things I’m grateful for, and things I’m proud of myself for accomplishing. I also like to set goals for myself to help me stay on track and take time to plan things for the future, whether its saving money, planning a trip, or activity lists for the next few months.

Kick the Negativity
If you find yourself being negative about your appearance, take the time to look in the mirror and appreciate what looks great—are you having a fantastic hair day? Your makeup looks phenomenal? Make sure to take the time to look at what’s going right, and you’ll spend way less energy being negative.

Pamper Yourself
Whether it’s a face mask, taking the extra time to pick out a new outfit, or getting your hair done, take the time to feel good about yourself! Taking time for yourself can be an instant ego-booster since you’re not being driven by anxiety or feeling inadequate.

Go for a Walk
I seem to recommend going for a walk for just about anything. It’s very easy to get distracted by a million other things. Put in your headphones, and go to your local park for a walk. Being able to turn everything off and get some fresh air is wonderful, and it’s difficult to stay negative when you’re out stretching your muscles.

Personal Improvement
I’m also a big fan of personal improvement. If you find you don’t like something about yourself, sit down and make a list of the kind of person you’d be proud of becoming. Have you always wanted to learn a new language? Do you want to learn how to apply your makeup better? Learn a new hairstyle, or become more fit? There are apps and classes for just about everything now, and you can easily take the time to work new routines into your day.

I highly recommend you to read Living Beyond Self Doubt. Since everyone doubts oneself at times, this book tears apart and gets deeper into the human psychology of what one thinks. I felt a number of times whether the Author has got into my head to know what’s all chatter goes on there. The book first primes the mindset and psychology of anyone, who doubts his capabilities and then gives tons of shockers, some crazy and some humorous tactics, but solid and effective. A great read and actionable piece of advice​ for anyone. The most thorough and easy to understand book on positive thinking. It was a fast read that kept producing different and interesting lessons to reinforce how positive mindset changes every situation to your advantage.


Amy Nguyen

Amy Nguyen

I feel happy to share my experiences with you about Travel - Food - Life around the world. I hope to inspire you to Live-Love- Laugh :)



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