5 Ways To Overcome Low Self-Esteem When You’re Feeling Trapped

5 Ways To Overcome Low Self-Esteem When You’re Feeling Trapped

Low self-esteem and self-soubt are two special types of hell I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy. When you suffer from low self-esteem, it feels like no matter what we do or how amazing we truly are, we just won’t be good enough. Well, I’m here to tell you that you can overcome low self-esteem and you are more worthy than you can possibly imagine. In this post I’m going to show you 5 ways to overcome low self-esteem when you’re feeling trapped. Trust me. I’ve been there and I can help you get passed it.

“Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-brake on.” Maxwell Maltz

5 Ways To Overcome Low Self-Esteem When You’re Feeling Trapped

Discover Your Worth

Going through all the self-esteem issues that I had going on a few years ago, the best advice I ever got was “Discover your worth.” My version of this is “Discover your worth, and constantly remind yourself of it.” You are worthy. You are needed. Believe that.

One day, sit down and make a list of all the positive aspects of your personality. Also, think of any time that you have made someone else smile or given a helping hand. Dwell on those thoughts.

If you weren’t around, that smile wouldn’t have happened. Had you not been there, there would have been no-one to help out.

You make a difference in the world. Trust me, you do. I never thought that anyone really cared that I existed, but they do. Most importantly, I do.

God does. Your family does. Also, remember that you are unique and it’s okay if not everyone understands who you are and what you have to offer this world. What I will tell you is that those people who matter WILL get you.

If necessary, give yourself a pep talk each morning. Remind yourself that you are beautiful. You are strong. Your intelligence makes a difference and your eyebrows are on fleek. So go out there and SLAY!

 

Stand Up For Yourself

Have you ever been that person who, when anyone says something about you that you don’t like, you just sit there and remain silent? Has there ever been a situation where you earnestly wanted to speak up and didn’t?

Why do you think that is? Stop for a moment and think. Maybe it’s because you didn’t believe in the value of your voice or your opinion. I’m here to tell you that you need to stand up for yourself. You need to let your voice be heard.

Every time you are among friends or at a gathering and someone starts a conversation you really don’t want to be a part of, excuse yourself. That’s right. Do not take part in cruel conversations or conversations that will do nothing but bring you down.

Furthermore, if those “friends” are always having the same conversations time and time again, maybe you should remove those people from your lives as they will do nothing for your self-esteem.

In the spirit of not taking part in cruel conversations, I encourage you not to let others take advantage of you. Right up until the 9th grade in high school, I allowed myself to be a doormat.

Whenever anyone wanted anything to be done, or needed an errand girl, I was that girl. When I finally stopped letting everyone walk all over me, it made such a world of a difference.

 

Find Your Sense Of Style

Do you have that one outfit that makes you feel like a million bucks? Is there a particular colour you enjoy wearing? No? Maybe you need to discover your unique sense of style and own it.

If you love bohemian outfits or preppy suits, wear them with pride. Once you do discover your style, I encourage you to wear it with pride.

Be okay with creating your own path in the fashion world and it will translate into other aspects of your life. The more confident you become in your skin, the more confidence you will exude in the way you carry yourself.

When you carry yourself with confidence and pride, the world will stop and take notice.

At the core of it all, I am hoping that you will become more okay with being different and not care about what others think of you. When I moved to Japan I was as different from everyone else here as the day is to night.

The sooner I became okay with being unique and started expressing that in the way I dressed and carried myself, the less I started caring about others opinions.

If you think I’m gorgeous, that’s super sweet of you and if you think I look like a troll, I’ve always heard they have great hair so win-win!

 

Invest In Yourself

Investing in yourself is one of the most effective ways for you to overcome low self-esteem. Speaking from experience, when I started looking into advancing my education and increasing my skill level, that is when my self-esteem really began to improve.

After the disaster that was my last relationship, my self-esteem was at an all-time low. I felt as worthless as a can of garbage.

I had to make the conscious decision to spend less time focusing on the negative aspects of what happened, and more time focusing on what I needed to do for my future.

Some ways you can invest in yourself are:

  • Getting a makeover. Buy some new shoes or a new haircut. Play around with a few styles.
  • Continuing your education whether it be completing college or pursuing a graduate degree. The sky is the limit.
  • Learn new skills such as a new language (I’m learning Japanese) or get a hobby you love such as painting.
  • Exercising and getting into shape
  • Making a mood board that will keep you inspired as you pursue your dreams

 

Spring Clean Your Life

I mentioned in an earlier blog post that an important life lesson you will learn is that you need to rid yourself of toxic people. I believe that the same applies to persons suffering from low self-esteem.

This is because a lot of the times, the people who contribute to that low self-esteem are “friends.” Those “friends”, however, are not worth your sanity and not worth your time.

Spring cleaning your life of those toxic people will be one of the biggest if not THE biggest step to overcoming low self-esteem.

On the heels of spring cleaning your life, surrounding yourself with positive people who bring out the best in you is worth it. Find persons who make you smile and remind you of just how awesome you really are.

While you’re at it clean up your living space. Studies have shown that clutter and low self- esteem are correlated as they both reflect how you view yourself.

Here’s an idea. Take an ordinary mason jar and label it “Negativity.” The next time you are experiencing any sort of negative thoughts or emotions, write them down and put them into the jar.

At the end of the week, burn all the pieces of paper. Replace the mason jar, rinse and repeat. This symbolizes that you are ridding yourself of those things that don’t matter such as those negative thoughts.

 


So there you have it. I have listed 5 ways to overcome low self-esteem and I encourage you to try them out.

If you are suffering from low self-esteem, feel free to contact me and we can have a one on one.

Take it from someone who’s been there, the world would be a much darker place if you weren’t around so don’t allow anyone to dim your light.

 

My last posts are linked below. Be sure to check them out as well:

10 SIMPLE WAYS TO START YOUR NEW YEAR THE RIGHT WAY

CHRISTMAS SONGS TO BRIGHTEN YOUR DAY

10 DAILY HABITS OF A WORRY FREE PERSON

HOW TO BE SINGLE AND HAPPY IN 7 EASY STEPS

Also, let me know, have you ever suffered from low self-esteem? If so, how did you handle it? Did any of them make the list? Comment below. Please also like and share this post, as well as support me on all my social media.

Until next time. Peace, love and prayers.

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  1. January 8, 2018 / 10:43 AM

    These are wonderful tips. I recently needed to rid my life of a toxic person, and the hole it left in my life is real but I just keep reminding myself of the PEACE I have now. I love the idea of burning off negativity!

    • January 8, 2018 / 10:50 AM

      Thank you so much sharing a bit of your experience. I know it can be difficult but it is great that you made that step. You are one step closer.

  2. Karen
    January 9, 2018 / 10:22 AM

    This is such a great concept! Working on loving ourselves is always a work in progress! These are great ways to make it happen

    • January 10, 2018 / 12:18 PM

      Thank you. I agree. When I started loving myself alot of the other steps kind of fell into place.

    • Blair villanueva
      January 29, 2018 / 8:27 PM

      We should love ourself first so we can give love better to others. In way, we will gain self confidence as well.

  3. January 9, 2018 / 11:42 AM

    I have definitely struggled with low self esteem for a lot of my life up until my mid-20’s where I feel like I really found myself. I think where I’m at right now, as a 32 year old woman, is not so much a lack of self esteem…just maybe not believing in myself for various reasons…mostly career-wise. The one tip I like from your list, that I don’t do enough, is invest in yourself. I think I’m just going to do that with something I’ve been thinking about investing in!

    • January 10, 2018 / 12:18 PM

      I feel like we are so much alike based on what you said about not believing in yourself sometimes but I find that just going for it and trying your best really helps squash the fear that resides inside. Do not let the fear of failing prevent you from achieving the impossible.

  4. Kathryn Van Prooyen
    January 9, 2018 / 12:10 PM

    What an awesome post.!! I really need to get rid of all the negativity and toxic people out my life as I know they are bring me down. I can’t do it anymore. So that’s what I’m going to be working on in 2018. Thanks so much for sharing.!

    • January 10, 2018 / 12:17 PM

      You are so welcome. I am glad you recognized that they are toxic. That is the first step. I’d love to hear yor progress aas you rid them from your life. Stay blessed.

  5. Jeanette Radmall
    January 9, 2018 / 3:30 PM

    This is such an inspiring pick me up post! I had low self esteem for so long but my husband taught me to stand up for myself and to know that I was worth it! Great suggestions and reminders!

    • January 10, 2018 / 12:16 PM

      You are so welcome. I am thrilled to hear that you have a husband that supports and loves you. Keep at it hun

  6. January 9, 2018 / 7:23 PM

    These are really great tips and I think I need to find my own style because I have just been winging it and get totally confused on what I kike and don’t like anymore.

    • January 10, 2018 / 12:15 PM

      Hmm. Maybe you could make two piles on your bed and really sort through those outfits that make you feel BOMB and the so-so ones. Afterwards stick to outfits reminiscent of the BOMB pile.

  7. January 9, 2018 / 10:26 PM

    I love this! I used to have poor self esteem. But as I grew older, I cared less what people thought about me. Now I think I’m pretty dang awesome!

    • January 10, 2018 / 12:14 PM

      I bet you are pretty awesome just from your comment. Silence all the outside voices because at the end of the day if you love yourself that is all that matters.

  8. January 10, 2018 / 12:18 AM

    wow these are really great tips esp when needing to overcome something big like low self esteem!Thank for this!

    • January 10, 2018 / 12:12 PM

      You are so welcome. I really hope that the tips help someone struggling out there to take the steps to become better

  9. Jessica Taylor
    January 10, 2018 / 12:19 AM

    I am so glad I am finally starting to stand up for myself! I have never felt better about my confidence!

    • January 10, 2018 / 12:11 PM

      Congratulations on that! I am happy to hear that too. Keep making strides forward in your growth

  10. January 10, 2018 / 1:43 AM

    Thanks so much for the post, these are some great tips 🙂

  11. Agentszerozerosetter
    January 10, 2018 / 2:33 AM

    Loved this post, helpful points for everyone! Delete negative things and believe in myself is my everyday mantra!

    • January 10, 2018 / 12:08 PM

      Fantastic mantra to have. Being positive can completely change your outlook on life.

  12. January 10, 2018 / 3:44 AM

    Another fantastic article! Dee you are very inspirational and really knock the nail on the head. I like the idea of the jar with the negative thoughts, I think I will try that out as there are always those bad days.

    • January 10, 2018 / 12:06 PM

      Thank you so much for your continued support. I always enjoy reading your comments and please do let me know how the jar method works out ofr you.

  13. January 10, 2018 / 5:58 AM

    Growing up I did have low self-esteem because of the way I looked. I was ‘too tall’ for everyone but I learned to love being tall.

    • January 10, 2018 / 12:05 PM

      I had the same problem because I have always been a tall girl but look at the bright side: you can reach lots of high places and being at the back of the crowd does not obscure your view.

  14. January 10, 2018 / 8:01 AM

    Very good points! I especially agree with investing in yourself. I think the growth of your knowledge, experience, expertise is what will organically fuel your confidence. At least that’s how it happened for me!

    • January 10, 2018 / 11:54 AM

      Thank you for sharing that tidbit. I firmly agree that investing in yourself really helps build your confidence to such a high level. Keep it up sweetie.

  15. January 10, 2018 / 9:20 AM

    Low self esteem is such a horrid this to have to deal with, it is great there are ways to combat it and as someone who suffers greatly I am going to have to look through all these ideas 1 by 1.

    • January 10, 2018 / 11:53 AM

      Please have a look through and let me know your thoughts. Low self esteem can really cripple your life if not handled.

  16. January 10, 2018 / 10:54 AM

    Spring clean your life. Lighten that load. I would say I have a good and caring group of ladies in my circle. I don’t lack self esteem but sometimes have my down and antisocial days. These are some great tips to make a slow and steady improvement into a more positive attitude.

    • January 10, 2018 / 11:52 AM

      Wow! I love the “lighten your load” part of your comment. You are so right toxic people are such weights on us and we need to let that weight go. Thank goodness that you have such positive people in your life.

  17. January 10, 2018 / 11:35 AM

    It is so important to overcome low self esteem. This is a really fantastic post.

    • January 10, 2018 / 11:50 AM

      Thank you so much. It is and I learned it the hard way

  18. January 10, 2018 / 12:13 PM

    I’ve always had pretty low self esteem. Investing (and believing) in myself is definitely something that I need to do more! I took a leap and got a Diploma two years ago and it did wonders to my feeling of self-worth. More Christie investments in 2018, I say! 🙂 x

    • January 10, 2018 / 12:20 PM

      Yes girl! Yes! Invest in yourself and become an even stronger and more motivated woman than you already are. Please keep me up to date. I’d love to hear your progress.

  19. Ola
    January 10, 2018 / 12:41 PM

    Spring clean your life… I LOVE that! It makes a world of difference when you get mean, toxic people out of your life.

  20. January 10, 2018 / 1:33 PM

    I really enjoyed reading this post. Once you know your worth… The possibilities become endless.

    • January 10, 2018 / 2:57 PM

      Yes knowing your worth will set you on the path to surpassing your potential as a person.

  21. January 10, 2018 / 5:31 PM

    This is indeed a very inspiring post. I also have a very low self esteem. I’ve been always like that ever since I was a kid. I’m happy to have read some of the comments here saying they have found their selves and improved. Hopefully, I can be like them in the future. Haha

    • January 12, 2018 / 10:45 PM

      I am keeping you in my prayers. I really hope these tips help you and that one day you will look at yourself and see the greatness that I see in you. Bless.

  22. January 10, 2018 / 5:46 PM

    This is such an inspiring post. I suffered from low self-esteem in my early 20s and then I realized that it is affecting me mentally as well as socially. Then I realized that it’s important to love yourself first and be more self-compassionate to get out of the mess. These are some awesome ways to overcome low self-esteem that we all must practice daily. 🙂

    • January 12, 2018 / 10:44 PM

      I loved hearing your story and am honestly happy that you have gotten to a much better place. Keep working hard and loving yourself.

  23. January 10, 2018 / 9:51 PM

    Self esteem is important for mental and health as well as our mind body and soul.

  24. January 10, 2018 / 11:13 PM

    I 100% agree with spring cleaning your life, especially when there are toxic people in your life. I also agree that it is so important to stand up for yourself and to stand up for others too. Its important to know your own self worth.

    • January 12, 2018 / 10:54 PM

      Knowing your self worth, I believe, is the first step to becoming better.

  25. January 10, 2018 / 11:40 PM

    I suffer from low self esteem because I’m constantly comparing myself to others. It’s a vicious battle that I fight with all the time.

    • January 12, 2018 / 10:53 PM

      I was that person and I had to make the conscious decision to stop listening to outside voices and stop comparing myself to others because we all are the same at the core. No one is better than anyone else.

  26. Jess
    January 11, 2018 / 12:34 AM

    I totally agree, I think exploring your own personal style is a great way to overcome low self esteem. Granted, people have LSS for many complex reasons, but there’s something so liberating about discovering your own style that can help people break down the barriers and come out of their shell.

    • January 12, 2018 / 10:51 PM

      I understand that many people have many complex factors contributing to their low self-esteem. I do think that these are a good start though.

  27. January 11, 2018 / 2:29 AM

    Wow I loved your ideas to gain confidence and self esteem especially the investment in self, exercising to gain shape and keep ourselves away from toxic people.

  28. January 11, 2018 / 2:38 AM

    I came across this at the most perfect time. After delivering my second child, my self esteem is at an all time low. I think finding my personal style will be super helpful to me. I need to find myself again!

    • January 11, 2018 / 2:41 PM

      Congratulations on the birth of your child. I haven’t had a child but have friends that went through a similar period of time as you. Give yourself time to heal and recuperate then get back into the game. You’re right. Maybe a good makeover will give you a boost.

  29. January 11, 2018 / 3:08 AM

    Knowing your self worth is so important. It increases self esteem

  30. January 11, 2018 / 3:23 AM

    This is wonderful! My fave is to Spring Clean your life – there is something really satisfying to get something cleaned – small accomplishments add up to big results! Thank you <3

    • January 11, 2018 / 2:37 PM

      You are so welcome hun. I think i enjoy spring cleaning my life the most. It really helps me to focus on what needs to be done instead of worrying about unnecessary people and things

  31. Siti Aana
    January 11, 2018 / 3:56 AM

    You mentioned some great points. Taking notes!!

  32. January 11, 2018 / 4:30 AM

    I think one of the most powerful ways to overcome low self-esteem is to use your voice. Either verbally, or in writing, or even in silence, these are all ways to communicate your worth. xo, Suzanne

    • January 11, 2018 / 2:35 PM

      I agree. The day I found my voice was the day my self-esteem went to a whole new level.

  33. Amber Myers
    January 11, 2018 / 4:37 AM

    I love these tips! I used to have low self esteem but I find as I get older, I care less what others think of me.

    • January 11, 2018 / 2:35 PM

      Good for you! I’m glad you have silenced those voices that don’t matter!

  34. January 11, 2018 / 4:52 AM

    as a style blogger, it helps a lot to boost my confidence knowing my own style and how others perceive me. i always want to be a stand out and when I can do this, it does help my self esteem! great article especially for the teens this days!

  35. January 11, 2018 / 6:47 AM

    These are really good tips, especially the last. I love a good spring clean every now and again to declutter and reorganize myself. I grew up with a lot of low self-esteem and I was so worried that my daughters would as well. But I’m glad they’ve managed to find their own confidence and style.

    • January 11, 2018 / 2:34 PM

      It’s really nice hearing stories from people of all backgrounds who have experienced similar things as I have. I am glad that you spring clean every now and then. Keep at it.

  36. January 11, 2018 / 10:13 AM

    I certainly know what you mean about feeling low after the failing of my marriage. I just felt like things were at an all time low and I was at fault. Worst of all, I felt like my ex was going to take my daughter away and that our relationship would be damaged permanently.

    • January 11, 2018 / 2:29 PM

      Oh no! I understand how you must have felt but you what? It gets better. Take your time and rebuild your life. You are so much more than a spouse. Trust me, you’ll be fine in a bit.

  37. January 11, 2018 / 10:50 AM

    I wish I could have read this in high school! I struggled with low self esteem much of my life; I was always too dark, too fat, or not pretty enough. I didn’t develop any semblance of a self-esteem until I went away to college, and even now, it’s still a little shaky. I guess it’s true what they say: “the wounds of adolescence take a lifetime to heal.” Out of all of your helpful tips ,the one I need to use the most is Standing Up for Myself. I still struggle with this. I’m passive, and people always feel that they can say anything to me, or treat me less than. I’m learning to speak up, and protect myself more. Thanks for this post!

    • January 11, 2018 / 2:26 PM

      Wow! Sweetie. I am so sorry that you had to go through all of that. People can be so mean at times which never helps those of us suffering in silence. But like you, I was a very passive person and you’re right. Once you start letting your voice be heard and standing up for yourself, it will be such a life changer!

  38. January 11, 2018 / 11:31 AM

    This came at the perfect time. I needed this article for a friend. Thank you for taking the time and writing this!

    • January 11, 2018 / 2:08 PM

      You are so welcome sweetie. I truly hope they help your friend out.

  39. January 11, 2018 / 1:18 PM

    This post is going to really help a ton of people. I know it has already helped me so much.

  40. January 11, 2018 / 1:40 PM

    Loved what you wrote about spring cleaning life and getting rid of negative people. Was just contemplating on this today morning. Will try out your jar advice. Thanks much.

    • January 11, 2018 / 2:06 PM

      You are so welcome. We tend to have alot of toxic people in our life and it is time to get rid of them.

  41. January 11, 2018 / 3:36 PM

    Wow these are great ways to boost the esteem. I personally love investing in ourselves because it helps us see our worth.

    • January 12, 2018 / 10:41 PM

      I think when I started investing in me, that’s when the biggest changes started happening

  42. Blair villanueva
    January 11, 2018 / 6:26 PM

    Our relationship to ourselves is the most challenging one so it is better to establish a strong foundation. If we are not confident enough, then we can expect to be confident for others.

    • January 12, 2018 / 10:40 PM

      That is so true. In the same way if we cannot love ourselves first then we can’t love others.

  43. January 11, 2018 / 6:46 PM

    This is such a great list of ways to overcome self-esteem. I don’t have low self-esteem but I do feel low and down at times. These five things can also help with that.

    • January 12, 2018 / 10:39 PM

      That’s really great. Keep believing in yourself.

  44. January 11, 2018 / 7:48 PM

    Lovely read and very empowering. It’s good to be reminded from time to time especially when we have those “downs” in our life. Thank you.

    • January 12, 2018 / 10:38 PM

      Aww thank you for reading and commenting. I appreciate it

  45. Blair villanueva
    January 11, 2018 / 11:38 PM

    Investing to yourself is the best way to boost confidence. You carry it with you anywhere, and gives you positive vibes.

    • January 12, 2018 / 10:37 PM

      That is very true. Once you invest in you, you do carry that knowledge and feeling with you

  46. January 12, 2018 / 1:36 AM

    this is so important today when people can get overwhelmed by feelings of low self esteem. I definitely agree be more organized and cleaned helps me feel better. I will practice all of these tests.

    • January 12, 2018 / 10:35 PM

      Thank you. I hope this post helps you have a good year😊

  47. January 12, 2018 / 4:51 AM

    I need to learn to have your confidence. I always struggle with standing up for myself too. I need to use all of your tips and have a more productive 2018 with positive self esteem.

    • January 12, 2018 / 10:35 PM

      It took a while for me to get to where I am today but I guarantee that once you start working on your self-esteem you will go so far.

  48. January 12, 2018 / 5:21 AM

    You provide excellent advice! Investing in yourself is so important, and self-esteem is definitely an area I can work on myself.

    • January 12, 2018 / 10:33 PM

      Thank you for saying that. I really appreciate it. I wish you the best on your journey.

  49. January 12, 2018 / 6:46 AM

    Standing up for myself and investing in myself really did help me boost my self-esteem.
    These are some really great tips! Great post!

    • January 12, 2018 / 10:33 PM

      You’re welcome. I’m really glad you were able to learn how fantastic you really are.

  50. January 12, 2018 / 2:00 PM

    You have given some amazing tips! I so agree with you that investing in ourselves is so important. It not only helps us in gaining new skills but makes us happy!

    • January 12, 2018 / 10:26 PM

      Yes it really does. Investing in ourselves should be top priority.

  51. January 13, 2018 / 7:40 AM

    Love reading your share. Please let me add that self-esteem is remarkably reached on strong bonding and intimacy of a family. Parents’ guidance and caress to their kids will develop strong self-esteem of kids that will endure till they’re grown up.. Great sharing, Dee.. (y)

    • January 13, 2018 / 11:40 AM

      Thank you so much! I agree that parents have a huge role in the self-esteem of their kids. Thank you for visiting 😊 😊

  52. January 13, 2018 / 8:14 AM

    Well this a motivating post :)… Thank you for these tips… I always standup for myself and that helps me to boost my self esteem 😀

    • January 13, 2018 / 11:38 AM

      Good for you. So happy to hear that you are constantly standing up for yourself.

  53. January 13, 2018 / 1:33 PM

    First of all let me say, these are all really amazing tips, especially for someone that really wouldn’t know where to begin to build their self esteem back up! I have personally dealt with low self esteem. One thing that I have noticed is that whenever it happened, it was circumstantial. Some event caused me to feel that way. The biggest thing that I have done was yes, knowing my self worth. It seemed that once that was accomplished, all else fell into place and other steps could be taken then. I think that one is tje biggest! I could then spring clean the toxic folks from my life because I knew I was worth more than their negativity or anything they brought me. I could invest in myself because I knew I was worthy of it. Etc…. I guess it’s easier for me to bounce back because I know those certain circumstances will pass and it will then be just me to bring myself back up. Great tips here amd awesome reminders. Thank you!

    • January 13, 2018 / 7:14 PM

      Wow! Hearing your story and how you went about growing your self-esteem is truly amazing. I really enjoyed reading your journey and you are so right. Increasing your self-esteem really begins with finding your worth. Once that happens, every other step becomes that much easier for you to do.

  54. January 13, 2018 / 5:46 PM

    Such a well written article on a very important topic! Thank you for sharing, I agree with each point, especially with ‘Invest in Yourself’

    • January 13, 2018 / 7:10 PM

      Thank you so much! I truly appreciate those kind words.

  55. Kim
    January 13, 2018 / 10:11 PM

    I know living with low self esteem can be so difficult! You’ve really given such great tips!

  56. January 14, 2018 / 2:29 AM

    What a great post to read to begin my 2018! Honestly, I hate having moments of having low self-esteem, but at the end of the day, I am glad that I can overcome this. And I think, investing for myself is what I need more. So far, writing and creating content is what I’m wanting to do and I’m loving it. 🙂

    • January 14, 2018 / 9:10 PM

      That’s fantastic. I hope 2018 sees you doing great things.

  57. Laurence
    January 14, 2018 / 8:17 AM

    Wow, thanks for these advise. Sometimes I feel this too. But I try to think positive to overcome my low esteem.

    • January 14, 2018 / 9:07 PM

      You are welcome. I believe the more you utilize these simple steps it’ll definitely help boost your self-esteem

  58. January 14, 2018 / 8:18 AM

    These are all such great ideas and as a trainee Psychologist I would support them all!

    • January 14, 2018 / 9:03 PM

      Thank you so much. Coming from you that means alot.

  59. January 15, 2018 / 9:28 AM

    I have suffered low self esteem for as long as I can remember, I am going to have to sit and going through these tips and try and bring them into my own life.

    • January 15, 2018 / 8:40 PM

      I am so sorry to hear about your low self-esteem but it’s okay. You have recognized the problem and are willing to work to get better. I wish you the best.

  60. January 16, 2018 / 2:20 AM

    These are all great tips to help with low self esteem! I think the idea about burning your negativity is great to get rid of those negative thoughts!

    • January 16, 2018 / 10:28 AM

      It really helps to see the physical `disappearing` of those negative things. Thank you so much for visiting!

  61. January 16, 2018 / 6:56 AM

    Several months ago, I made a jar of self affirmations. I just wrote down all the things I like about myself on little pieces of paper. The idea is that they are there when I need them. I love this entire list. At the end of the day, we need to take care of ourselves as much as other people.

    • January 16, 2018 / 9:31 AM

      This is wonderful. I have little sticky notes with the same things everywhere. When I need to smile I just look at them.

  62. January 16, 2018 / 8:23 AM

    These are really great tips. It wasn’t until I got my own sense of style in middle school that I blossomed into a better me.

    • January 16, 2018 / 9:30 AM

      That is great! Embrace your style and your uniqueness and never ket anyone try to quench that fire within.

  63. January 17, 2018 / 3:50 AM

    All of those things there can certainly help. Trying to find your sense of style or the things about you that you like is very important. And cleaning up the clutter and the mess helps as well.

    • January 17, 2018 / 4:29 PM

      Yes I believe that getting these 5 steps done can make a huge difference in your self-esteem.

  64. January 18, 2018 / 12:13 AM

    Nice tips and post!

  65. January 18, 2018 / 1:46 AM

    Its true, education and high standard skills make your self esteem boost and be competitive among others. I have a very poor self esteem but this year I’ll make sure to work on it and give myself all the credits and boost my self esteem.

    • January 19, 2018 / 7:04 AM

      That is great. Good on you for deciding to take the steps needed!

  66. January 18, 2018 / 5:35 AM

    I love your tips especially that one about investing in yourself. I think every person should try to do that

    • January 19, 2018 / 6:54 AM

      Thank you. I believe investing in yourself is investing in your self-esteem too.

  67. January 19, 2018 / 4:44 PM

    Inspirational and so true. Must need for anyone out there who has no confidence because confidence is key!

    • January 19, 2018 / 8:06 PM

      Thank you. I agree. We need to believe in ourselves

  68. January 19, 2018 / 6:21 PM

    I think the most important thing is to Discover Your Worth. You need to be confident with your own skin.

    • January 19, 2018 / 8:05 PM

      Yes that is very true. Confidence in yourself is key.

  69. Alicia
    January 28, 2018 / 6:02 PM

    Great article. I like your tips. It took a long while for your site to load for me though.

    • January 29, 2018 / 8:09 AM

      I’m so sorry about that. I am looking into fixing the load time.

  70. January 29, 2018 / 1:09 AM

    Great tips! People might think of me the opposite but I also have suffered from having low self-esteem, as a musician. Discovering self worth is really important and I am also thankful for my friends who helped me with that.

  71. Allison Cooper
    January 29, 2018 / 2:17 AM

    These are great tips! I think that many people struggle to figure out their self worth and once that door is opened the possibilities are really endless.

    • January 29, 2018 / 8:04 AM

      That is so true. I say once you find your self worth remind yourself of it daily.

  72. January 29, 2018 / 2:22 AM

    Great tips for anyone suffering from depression. It’s a dark and lonely place. I love your mason jar tips, so creative and a great way to let go of any negativity in your life.

  73. Yocana talaia
    January 29, 2018 / 7:06 AM

    I really had to learn to love myself and more confident. Really good tips investing in myself is something that I am now starting to do.

    • January 29, 2018 / 7:59 AM

      Thank you so much. I’m happy to hear that you have started loving yourself alot more.

  74. January 29, 2018 / 11:12 AM

    Self care is so important. We can’t expect to help anyone if we first don’t take good care of ourselves. No one else is going to do it!

    • January 29, 2018 / 6:58 PM

      That is so true. You first need to take care of you and then you can focus on others more effectively.

  75. January 29, 2018 / 12:04 PM

    These are all great ways to overcome self esteem problems. It is all too common for people, especially teenagers, to suffer from low self esteem.

    • January 29, 2018 / 6:57 PM

      Yes it is. I think it’s definitely a societal issue and I can only hope that this post helps at least one person.

  76. January 29, 2018 / 11:05 PM

    I think it’s all about building your socialization skills and communication skills. Socialize with your friends and peers! It helps!

    • February 5, 2018 / 11:31 AM

      Yes it does help. Having the right friends around you though is key.

  77. January 30, 2018 / 12:21 AM

    I love everything about this post. It is so very helpful. I just love it…great job!

  78. January 30, 2018 / 2:59 AM

    I love the idea of standing up for yourself. How can you be successful if you can’t stand your ground, ya know?

    • February 3, 2018 / 11:55 PM

      It can be so hard to stand up for yourself but I believe that’s a part of the process.

  79. January 31, 2018 / 7:47 AM

    Great tips! Overcoming low self-esteem can be a challenge especially when you don’t have a support system around you.

    • January 31, 2018 / 8:26 AM

      Yes it can be but if you think you can do it, you can.

  80. January 31, 2018 / 9:56 AM

    These are always good points to remember. Those with low self-esteem sometimes forget to do these things.

  81. January 31, 2018 / 12:42 PM

    I think you were writing for me today. I just wrote an article about not being a pushover and you hit it squarely on the head. Good to see that I’m not the only one thinking this way.

    • January 31, 2018 / 1:29 PM

      Oh that’s so fantastic. Glad that we’re both thinking along the same lines.

  82. Ruth I.
    February 1, 2018 / 6:38 PM

    These are great tips! It is important to invest in yourself and know your worth. I had a low self-esteem and those two points helped me a lot.

  83. February 1, 2018 / 10:18 PM

    I love this post! I think all of these tips are a great way to boost your self esteem and I use a few of them myself. I found investing in myself has helped me the most. I have really tried to work on me and not worry about what others think.

    • February 3, 2018 / 11:46 PM

      That’s great. Love yourself and don’t listen to others

  84. February 2, 2018 / 1:14 AM

    I am a kind of person that always stand by myself. I am outspoken and always saying what I truly believe in. But I actually grew up as a shy kid, I just learned to overcome my low self-esteem and be outspoken.

    • February 3, 2018 / 11:42 PM

      I’m happy you have overcome it and I hope you keep believing in and loving yourself no matter what

  85. February 2, 2018 / 2:20 AM

    I really love this article, I am in the process of writing something similar myself. I have had low self-esteem for as long as I can remember. I can be changed with consist action and work. Investing in my personal development has definitely been a turning point for me. Sometimes we have to redirect our energy and stop giving to the ones that do us no good. 100% relate to you on this. Thank you so much for sharing this x

    • February 3, 2018 / 11:41 PM

      You’re welcome
      Good luck on your path to overcoming low self-esteem 🙂🙂

  86. February 2, 2018 / 5:58 AM

    I love this article! Such great tips and food for thought.

  87. February 3, 2018 / 6:36 AM

    These are some great tips. Its the little things that we do that can help us greatly with our self esteem.

  88. February 4, 2018 / 9:25 PM

    So many great tips! The best thing I ever did was stop caring about what people think – suddenly, my self esteem is booming.

    • February 5, 2018 / 10:23 AM

      Amen! Keep increasing that self esteem. Happy to hear that you’re doing well.

  89. Cristina Leau
    February 7, 2018 / 10:19 PM

    I used to have this issue a lot. I’m happy to say I start to care less of what people think of me. I do still care a great deal of what my husband says about me, but that’s about it.

    • February 8, 2018 / 3:12 PM

      That is good. Keep believing in yourself and not caring what others think.

  90. February 8, 2018 / 7:09 AM

    I have to say, I am VERY lucky. I have never suffered from low self esteem. I have always had a pretty level self esteem thus try to make sure other people know what their worth is!

  91. February 16, 2018 / 4:15 AM

    Investing in yourself is so important! It really helps you define who you are and help you realize you’re worthy!

  92. February 17, 2018 / 9:14 AM

    Such a beautiful reminder for all of us to believe in ourselves more. I think low self esteem limits us from doing what we love or reaching our goals. These are great steps towards beating low self esteem!

    • February 17, 2018 / 3:59 PM

      I agree too. Believing in yourself makes a world of a difference

  93. May 28, 2018 / 5:37 PM

    Thanks for such a wonderful article to improve the self-esteem of yourself.

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