HOW TO DEVELOP AND IMPROVE YOUR SELF-ESTEEM

There are people who upon entering a room, command everybody’s attention. The charismatic type who seem to have an unlimited amount of self-confidence. But let’s face it, even the most self-assured and confident babe have moments of self-doubt and suffer from occasional low self-esteem.

Whether you are a confident chick or a timid lady, here are ways to develop healthy self-esteem.

SELF-CARE

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We’ve been emphasizing this a lot to our dear readers. Put yourself first – make sure you are getting the proper care and nourishment. Self-care makes you feel good about yourself. Having healthy self-esteem begins with learning to take care of YOU. Remember, you cannot love other people until you love yourself first.

FIND SOMEONE WHO INSPIRES YOU

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There are a lot of women (and men!) whose stories not only inspire but uplift our hearts and spirits. Find your own personal hero and learn from their success and failures. Lady Gaga, a multi-Grammy award winner (and now Oscar trophy owner!) was bullied most of her life. Her story is a testament on how you can overcome adversity.

LET GO OF THE NEGATIVITY

Eliminate all possible sources of unnecessary stress. Say no to toxic relationships that suck the life (and self esteem) out of you. Walk away from friendships that weigh you down. 

CELEBRATE YOU!

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Most of the time, we don’t realize what we are worth because we tend to zero in on our flaws. Not so long ago, a video of a father reciting positive traits (of his daughter) to his daughter while facing the mirror went viral on Facebook. His idea is to re-enforce the value of her self worth to his young girl. Its never too late to be your own personal cheerleader. Go ahead and write down things you love about yourself and repeat this daily while facing the mirror.

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Having healthy self-esteem requires a conscious effort on your end to love YOU and everything about you. Keep in mind what Eleanor Roosevelt said – “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”