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How Do I Improve My Self-Esteem In 7 Ways

Many people with anxiety also have quite a low self esteem. However, this can easily be changed and is a great place to start if you want to get rid of anxiety.

Self esteem is usually something you need to keep in check since it can easily go in a downward spiral. It might get hard to get out if you go too deep and improving yourself won't happen instantly but creating good daily habits can easily help you get better and happier.

So where do I start?

1. Learn and Keep On Learning

 Think about a topic you want to learn about. Now start learning. Don't let anything stop you. Want to learn about physics? Just search the basics of physics on youtube and start watching and learning. Learn something different if you don't enjoy what you are learning currently. There is no limit to knowledge. Learn a new language, learn how to play a game. Learn about other ways to improve yourself but keep on learning.

2. Do Creative Activities

Do you like to paint? Dance? Colour a book? Read? Do something when you are feeling down, see how you can make great things out of nothing. Go put a puzzle together, start small and grow. Anything creative makes your brain see things you might have not seen before and lets you control your thoughts more. 

3. Create Personal Boundaries

Get rid of the negative people in your life or try to let go. You shouldn't have anyone who gives you anxiety or nervousness in your life. You become the 5 people you hangout with the most so choose those 5 carefully. Learn how to say No when needed. Trust me it's a small word that can help you a lot. Be confident in what you do, improve your mental attitude.

4. Volunteer and Help 

Most people never consider this but helping someone or something can highly boost your self confidence and self esteem. Volunteering at an animal rescue, or a homeless shelter can improve the way you think about yourself and gets you to put yourself in positions you normally might not. Contributing to the society will help you see the bigger picture in life.

5. Present Yourself Nicely

When you look good, you will feel amazing. Dress confidently, try something new with your look. Try to love how you look. Say something nice to yourself every time you dress nicely.

6. Stop Worrying About Others

When you worry about others, it leads to you constantly worrying about something going wrong. Make a decision to stop worrying about others. Don't judge them and don't expect them to judge you. Do what you want, not what you think others would want you to do.

7. Understand That Failure Is OK 

DO NOT THINK IT IS BAD TO FAIL. The more more you fail, the more you grow and learn and that is amazing. No one can do everything right on the first try. Remember that failing shows that you are at least putting in an effort and if that's the most you can do, that's ok.


Self-esteem spiralling downwards needs to be caught quick since if let go, it can cause you to not have any respect for yourself. Learning new things and trying out new activities, going out and knowing that you have a place in the world can help you get better. Good luck!



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