Increase Your Self Esteem With Self Help Methods

Do you have a low self esteem? Feel like you do not deserve praise? Have you looked at yourself and discovered self destructive behaviors. You may have a resulting low self esteem.

In this article, we will discuss one of the most important steps to increasing your self esteem. That is to increase your self confidence. There are many ways to become more self confident, following, is a list of ways to do this.

First, start by listing the items that you do well. This could be helping others, your volunteer work, church work or accomplishments from your education or job. Know that what you do is appreciated by others even though their appreciation is not always expressed.

It is important to understand your abilities and to give your best effort at all times. Knowing that you have given your best, actually makes accepting the outcome easier. Even if the outcome is not what you expect or not to your liking, you know that you have given your best. Consider the fact, that you are not able to control all the variables involved. Therefore, the outcome can only be influenced by you, not dictated.

Second, use self introspection to look at your behavior and belief system. Be honest with yourself and decide what you need or would like to change about you. All of us need to be able to accept and implement change within ourselves. As our experiences in life effect our belief system, it is the belief system that governs our actions. Therefore we need to be able to monitor and adjust our beliefs.

Self introspection is the method of choice to examine oneself. Take the time periodically to ask yourself questions of self exploration and record your answers. Keep your answers in a journal and overtime go back and look at how you answers have changed. Accept and implement these changes into your thoughts and belief system.

We all change over time. Situations that we live with change and sometimes we have absolutely no control over that change. Therefore we must adjust. Accept change, embrace it, analyze it, make the best of it and use that change to your advantage.

Thirdly, in order to help with our self esteem, we need to give ourselves direction. One of the best ways I know of doing this is to write down a list of goals and objectives.

Set yourself easy obtainable goals. Make a plan of several small step by step goals that when all the steps are completed, you have attained a big accomplishment. By setting obtainable goals, you remain enthusiastic and energized.

The fourth idea to increase self esteem is to take the time to reward yourself. When you obtain a goal, give yourself time to celebrate and enjoy the moment of accomplishment. You deserve it, so enjoy it, make it a good time for you.

When we receive complements for a job well done, bask in the glow of the positive praise. This is your deserved reward, enjoy it and be confident in your ability for others have recognized you.

Developing a positive view of oneself is a continual work in progress. Self confidence is an important part of the self esteem equation. Always ask questions of yourself and others. Know that through questioning and self examination, you are able to make and accept changes. This will enable you to grow your self confidence and develop a positive perception of yourself.

The process of developing a high self esteem through self help methods, can be accomplished with guidance. An aide to help you increase your self confidence, esteem and awareness through self reflection and an awakened state of mind is available! David Duane Wilson invites you to look at the information on “Awakening Yourself.” Learn how to evaluate your state of mind, recognize areas needing work and have the ability to increase self confidence and esteem by averting the self destructive behaviors that sabotage us all.

David Duane Wilson would like for you to visit his self reflection, self help site http://GiveItAThought.com where there is more information for your use.

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