Not everyone is self-confident, self-trusting or self-loving.
One of the major reasons is because they have not fully developed or nurtured their self-esteem.
Today, let me give you 7 easy tips on how you can boost your self-esteem fast!
Tip #1 Understand What Self-Esteem Is
Self-esteem is nothing more than having a clear understanding of your own strengths, weaknesses, likes and dislikes and being able to move your life forward with this level of self-knowledge.
It's about accepting your flaws and loving yourself anyway.
It's about focusing on things you can control, instead of things outside your influence.
It's about living in the present and being hopeful for the future, instead of dwelling on the past that cannot be undone.
Tip #2 The Major Cause of Poor Self-Esteem
Low self-esteem occurs when you attach too much of your personal value to the external materialistic things like money, fame, status, cars, mansions etc.
These things are nice to have, but never measure your own self of worthiness against these kinds of Hollywood-portrayed lifestyle.
Other things like health, skills, interpersonal relationships, life experiences, love and passion are also crucial to your well-being.
Tip #3 Remind Yourself What You're Already Good At
You're likely to already have 5, 10 or 20 years of solid experience where you've learnt some major life lessons.
Take 10-15 minutes to write down everything you know how to do. Do not judge whatever you write.
It can be things like playing piano, climbing trees, fishing, playing as the basketball captain in high school, repairing the toilet well etc.
It might sound silly, but remind yourself of the instructions, the stories and the lessons that had strengthened you as a human being.
Tip #4 Daily Night Journaling
Every night before you sleep, you should take just 5 minutes to write down the Top 3-5 Wins of the day.
You need to develop a habit of reminding yourself the mini achievements so that you know you're making progress every day.
Tip #5 Plan Your Tomorrow The Night Before
At the same time, you should plan your next day while doing your night-journaling.
List out your Big 3 things you must dominate in order to make your tomorrow awesome, so that you wake up automatically productive and know exactly what to execute on.
Tip #6 Stop Comparing Yourself To Others
Never compare your hard, boring, tough back stage of work with other people's glamorous, successful, enjoyable front stage of victory.
It's plainly unfair to both of you.
You don't know the complete story of rags-to-riches. You didn't witness the excruciating times of theirs. You had no idea how much they had gone through.
What you see is just a snapshot of their peak winning moment. Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat are creating a false image of ideal reality that does not exist.
Stop comparing and start focusing on making consistent daily improvements of your own life.
Tip #7 Be Grateful
No matter what happens, understand that everything happens for a reason and it serves you.
Your life is exactly where you should be. Trust the process and trust that the dots will somehow connect in the future.
Sit down, close your eyes, and remind yourself what 5 things you STILL have in life that you're grateful for.
Smile at them and keep going.