Friday, December 30, 2016


The following suggestions may be helpful for a person who finds that they are struggling with low self-esteem:

1.       It starts with a decision to be your own person. Don’t live your life to please, or to impress, someone else.

2.       Don’t compare your path or journey to someone else’s journey as we start from different places and face different challenges.

3.       Be kind, understanding and patient with yourself. Accept that failures and mistakes are part of everybody’s life. Also, choose to frame mistakes as learning opportunities.

4.       Make a list of what you’re good at, and keep adding to the list. Also, note the strengths that others see, and comment on, as well.

5.       Treat yourself with respect and praise the things that you do well. Don’t write them off as “nothing”, or as being “no big deal”.

6.       Spend time with those who like you, and can see your worth and value … And, ignore those who attack you, and would like to see you fail.

7.       Admit your mistakes - then learn to laugh at yourself. It helps remove the pressure and the stress of “being perfect”!

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