A person’s level of self-esteem can either make or break their life. With high amounts of self-esteem, the possibilities are endless. However, with low self-esteem, life can easily become limited and discovering success can feel next to impossible.
I may not be able to speak for everyone, but I’m pretty sure most people want to live a successful life that is full of happiness, success and abundance. If this is the type of life you would like to live, maintaining a healthy level of self-esteem is an absolute must.
Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to maintain self-esteem in the world we live in. As a matter of fact, it is not uncommon for people to face experiences on a daily basis that can be damaging to their self-esteem.
So the question is, with so many things trying to attack our self-esteem on a regular basis, how can we avoid feeling bad about ourselves? To be perfectly honest, the answer to this question is a lot of practice as well as making the decision to not let it affect you.
However, there are some things you can do to form a mindset that will make the process a bit easier…
1. Make A List Of Things That You Like About Yourself
I may not know you personally, but I’m sure there are plenty of awesome qualities that you possess. It’s important to keep these things in mind. Reminding yourself of the amazing person you are can help you form a mindset that can act as a protective barrier against the negative energy that tends to exist in the world.
The more positive things about yourself you keep in mind, the stronger your barrier will be. At times, it can be hard to remember our good qualities, especially when other people want to remind us of our imperfections. For this reason, you should create a list of all the good qualities you possess. You may want to make copies of this list and put them in places that you will see them on a regular basis.
2. Practice Affirmations
Affirmations are simple to use and are also very effective. Here is a basic breakdown of what affirmations are for those who may have never heard of them before.
Basically, an affirmation is a positive statement that you say to yourself out loud. Affirmations tend to be more effective when done in front of a mirror while looking yourself in the eyes.
A great example of an affirmation would be “I am an awesome person with a lot of great characteristics” or “The negativity in the world can not affect the way I feel about myself”.
You can create your own affirmations and shape them to fit any type of situation. However, it is important that you avoid using words such as try or might or anything else that suggests you are not sure. Affirmation are much more powerful when the person using them puts absolute belief in them and says them as if what they want has already happened.
The power of meditation is truly amazing and it can be used to combat many different problems in life, including those that tend to negatively impact our level of self-esteem. Consider practicing meditation on a daily basis.
These days, meditation is extremely easy to perform. As a matter of fact, some meditations can be performed by simply finding a quiet place to sit down, putting on a pair of headphones and listening to an audio track.