Three Simple Methods to Boost Your Self-Esteem

Three Simple Methods to Boost Your Self-Esteem

Paul Sloane 07/04/2024
Three Simple Methods to Boost Your Self-Esteem

By implementing  simple steps into your daily routine, you can build your self-esteem and develop a more positive outlook.

Life can be a tough journey. Everyone gets down from time to time. For some people it is a minor blip but others slip into a trough of depression from which they struggle to emerge. Whatever state you are in it is good to give your self-esteem and confidence an occasional boost. Here are three simple things you can do to re-energise your batteries.

1. Write a List of Things in Your Life that You Are Proud Of

Take a piece of paper and make a list of some of the achievements, skills or experiences that have lit up your life. They may include a big order, an academic achievement, a sporting victory, the birth of a child, a job well done, a loving relationship or even a great day out. Put down anything at any time in your life that gives you real satisfaction and that you feel proud of. Keep the list and read through it from time to time. It helps keep your minor problems and worries in perspective, it reminds you of what you are capable of and it motivates you to experience those same feelings of pride and satisfaction again.

2. Write a List of Goals and Important Things To Do

If, like many people, you are struggling to cope with lots of different burdens then make a list. Prioritize the items. Decide which you are going to tackle first and then get going. The very act of writing the list seems to make it easier to cope and to get started.

3. Visualize Success

Take your most important goals and think about what success would look like. Imagine the feelings you would get from completing this task and getting it behind you. Some people promise themselves little rewards for getting tiresome jobs done and then think about how good it would be to enjoy the reward. Visualizing success helps you to gain success. This approach is used by nearly all top athletes and sports stars. If it works for them it can work for you.

Try these three steps now and repeat them anytime that you feel that your drive has stalled or that it is difficult to get going. Remember that everyone stumbles and gets down-hearted at some stage. The important thing is to have a way to get up and get going again. This three step plan will help you get there.

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Paul Sloane

Innovation Expert

Paul is a professional keynote conference speaker and expert facilitator on innovation and lateral thinking. He helps companies improve idea generation and creative leadership. His workshops transform innovation leadership skills and generate great ideas for business issues. His recent clients include Airbus, Microsoft, Unilever, Nike, Novartis and Swarovski. He has published 30 books on lateral thinking puzzles, innovation, leadership and problem solving (with over 2 million copies sold). He also acts as link presenter at conferences and facilitator at high level meetings such as a corporate advisory board. He has acted as host or MC at Awards Dinners. Previously, he was CEO of Monactive, VP International of MathSoft and UK MD of Ashton-Tate. He recently launched a series of podcast interviews entitled Insights from Successful People.

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