Listen to Your Thoughts
When you catch yourself thinking negative thoughts, consciously change them to positive ones. Constructive self-talk will have a positive influence on your self-esteem. Pay attention to where the thought originated. If the thought came to mind because of a past situation that wasn’t resolved, work on resolving the issue. If the thought is a reaction to something that’s happening at the moment, ask yourself if you are seeing the situation accurately or if you are being influenced by emotions.
Treat Yourself with Respect and Kindness
Forgive yourself when you make a mistake. Everybody slips up on occasion. Allow for imperfections without considering them to be a reflection on you. Appreciate yourself for the good things you do and the accomplishments you have made. Accept that you are a worthwhile and valuable person.
Identify 5 things that you like about yourself!
Jot down 5 things you like about yourself in a daily journal. You have a lot of great qualities, and it helps to see them written down on paper. Whenever you are feeling down, get out your journal and read your list of good qualities out loud, or better yet think of new ones. This will cheer you up and improve your day.
Laugh and Smile
Laughter is the best medicine. It’s not just a saying, it’s true. When you laugh, you feel good and you heal faster. Laughing lowers your blood pressure, reduces stress and makes you stronger. It also releases endorphins, the happy hormones, in your body. And laughter is contagious. When you smile, others smile too and they get the same benefits. So go ahead and laugh more. It’s good for you and everyone around you.