4. Stop Comparing Yourself to Others
You weren't there to see all the pictures they deleted before they posted that one good selfie, nor were you there to see the hard work and failure they went through before sharing their wonderful success story.
Don't be so hard on yourself when you're only seeing a shiny glimpse of the whole picture.
5. Spend Time on Yourself
Pamper yourself. Work out. Relax. Take a long bath or a hot shower. Put some extra time into your hair or makeup. Take the time to find and outfit that you love. Wear matching underwear. Put a little extra effort into your appearance.
When you leave the house looking good, you'll feel good and that confidence will show. It's contagious and it's addictive. It feels good to feel good! Flaunt it!
6. Focus on Your Health
Eating right and regular exercise will not only improve your physical body but it will help your mental state as well. Stick to healthy foods that make you feel good. Exercise will increase your self-esteem while boosting endorphins that will help to stabilize your mood.
7. Find a Hobby
A quick way to boost your self-esteem is to immerse yourself into a hobby or something that you love. It feels good to work on a project that you're passionate about or to focus on a hobby that you're good at.
Creativity is also a great way to help handle some other symptoms of depression and will increase your social circle. Finding like-minded people and friends who share the same passions will help you to feel better about yourself as you'll feel like you belong.
Take your focus off of yourself by helping out in your community or volunteering at events. Being productive and helping others is a great way to increase your self-esteem because you start to feel like you're making a difference. You'll also start to learn more about yourself and find new things that you are good at and enjoy.
There are a multitude of reasons why you could be suffering from low self-esteem, but the good news is that it can be changed. Want an easy way to start? In addition to the activities and changes mentioned above, try writing a list of 10 amazing qualities or things you love about yourself and go back to it when you're feeling down. Better yet, post it somewhere that you'll see it regularly. Smile and bring on the positivity!