Everybody knows that February means Valentine’s Day and spending time with the one who you love most. But did you also know that February is International Boost Self Esteem Month? So while you’re out wining and dining, go ahead and work on your self love with these tactics. We spoke to Dr. Teralyn Sell, Psychotherapist and brain health expert, who offered five ways that you can work on boosting your self-esteem while promoting self-worth and love this month. Keep reading for more on how you can feel a little better and know how amazing you really are!
Here Are 5 Ways to Boost Your Self-Esteem While Promoting Self-Worth
1) Practice saying no
Often people with self esteem issues struggle with saying no. Practicing saying no to smaller things, will allow you to find your voice to say no to bigger things.
2) Start each day with positive intention
Setting an intention and repeating it creates new neural pathways. Think of something positive you are desiring about yourself and speak it out loud when you wake up in the morning. Don’t know what to say, start with something easy like, ‘I have confidence’. The intention needs to be positive and stated as if it’s happening right now.
As important as it is to set boundaries and say no, it’s just as important to say yes to more things. Often a lack of confidence will prevent us from doing things we want making us more of a sideline observer. Instead work on saying yes to small things that allow you to become an active participant in your life
4) Wear clothes that feel great
If you feel uncomfortable in your own skin, work on getting clothes that make you feel confident. Use a tailor to get a few statement pieces that fit you like a glove. You will feel much more comfortable and more confident.
5) Seek help
When in doubt, seek some help. There are a lot of different ways to get help with your confidence. From therapy to coaching to online support groups, there are many ways to get the help that you need to reach your confidence goals.