4 Action Steps to Improve Your Self-Esteem (But Really Your Self-Worth)

If you struggle with self-esteem, you’re not alone. You’re like the millions of other people (I was there) around the world who believe they are not good enough, or inadequate, when the truth so is far from this.

But we need to understand that self-esteem stems from low self-worth. Self-worth first, self-esteem second.

Either way, low self-esteem can take a toll on your health; first starting with your emotional state, then dripping down to your mental and physical self as well.

But, this doesn’t need to be the case. You can actively improve your self-esteem, so it does not hold you back. Try following and applying these action steps and watch your confidence grow!

Accept That You Are Not Like Everyone Else (and thank God for that!)

Comparison is the root of all evil. If you’ve ever been compared to someone else, and not measure up, you know the feeling. Or how many times are you doing the comparing to someone else…
This is a major cause of low self-esteem, but something that you can control.

Everyone’s journey is different, and you get there when you get there. Half of the enjoyment of life comes from the journey, and not merely reaching a seeming “end goal”.

Never compare your beginning to someone else’s end. 

Never compare your beginning to someone else’s end.

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Workout (yes, it’s always an answer)

Negative body image is a major cause of low self-esteem, and something that you have almost full control over. I knew this for years. Deep depression with myself because of the state I was in. I was 215lbs at my heaviest.

If your appearance has you miserable, or you are annoyed with the way you look, gift yourself a gym membership. Or whatever type of exercise you will actually do.  

Sure, you will probably feel uncomfortable in the beginning, but this feeling will pass after a few short weeks of consistent workouts. It takes a minimum of 12 weeks to begin observing changes in your body, but when you do, you’ll be on fire.

Negative body image can turn into pride in a heartbeat, and motivate you to do more. Strength builds on strength, so just keep telling yourself that you are one workout closer to looking awesome every time you hit the gym!

Channel Your Strengths

Maybe you’re horrible at keeping your house clean. So what! Chances are there are other things you are extremely good at, so much so that you could charge for it. Maybe you are a skilled artist or illustrator, one that has won awards for outstanding work. That is a skill worth boasting about and something other people will rarely be better than you in (myself included). So, don’t beat yourself up over an insignificant weakness. You possess skills that you may not even recognize, and sets you worlds apart from skills that are a dime a dozen.

Embrace Both Your Achievements And Failures

Every single experience we go through in life ultimately leaves us better off. Whether it be a strong wave of crushing “failures” which consistently lowers your self-esteem, or lucky breaks that have gotten you complacent. Everything happens just the way it should, and leaves you poised to learn from it. Every event is a learning experience.

Every time you experience a failure, it provides a map of what to improve on next time and eliminates a step before you achieve success.

The key is to ride the highs, and combine your strength when things aren’t going your way. Don’t take to heart the bad times but keep your eyes to the distance for your next high should be near!

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Once you have more Self-Worth, you will have more Self-Esteem. 


Liz Lima Venus Warrior

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