True to the phrase, self-esteem comes from one’s self. Numerous external influences like friends, family or the media affects our self-esteem on a daily basis, but ultimately it comes from ourselves. Check out these 5 tips we have to developing better self-esteem.
Stop the FAT talk
If your friends are hung up about their bodies and have low self-confidence, they will affect you and make it seem like you should feel bad about your body too. Stop all the negativity by suggesting healthy activities that you can all do together!
It’s okay to say NO
Don’t bend to peer pressure by saying yes to everything. Be decisive, say what you mean, mean what you say and deliver your promises. Develop the ability to speak your mind in a kind, but firm manner and it will go a long way to building a lasting self-esteem.
Clothes that FIT
Start wearing clothes that flatter your body shape and stop being so mindful over the sizing labels! Most clothing sizes differ for every brand so don’t expect yourself to wear the same size for all your clothes. Have short legs? No worries! Wear bottoms that are slightly high waisted to elongate your legs. Looking good in the clothes you wear will naturally influence you to feel assured about how you look in them.
WORK for it
Keep those endorphins high by exercising.
Endorphins = Happy
Exercising = Losing Weight + Being Healthy + Feeling Happy
Killing three birds with one stone!
Identify the TRIGGERS
Could it be watching the seemingly perfect K-Pop idols working the stage? Or the numerous photos of material possessions popular Instagramers post every other day? Either way, find out what sets off those negative thoughts, and keep them in check. Having someone famous or popular as your inspiration is a good thing, however know that the standards set by the media are unrealistic at times. Understand what is real and set attainable goals instead.
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Aim to improve yourself constantly and once you set your mind to it, you can do it!