How to improve your self esteem and self image
How do you see yourself? Do you have problems seeing yourself beautiful and successful or you have a poor self image? Are you looking for ways to improve your self esteem?
A vast majority of folks who have poor self image and low self esteem compare themselves to others who they think look better than themselves.
How often do you see women compare themselves to other women who are more beautiful than them?
Julie is a young woman in her 20s who keeps comparing herself to other beautiful women including celebrities, singers, and movie stars. She keeps focusing on what she doesn’t like in her look, hence her self esteem keeps to get lower and lower.
So how can someone like Julie improve her self esteem and self image? Let’s find out, but first, let’s look at some studies.
Some facts about self esteem and poor self image
According to research, more than 80% of women are not happy with their looks. That means a vast majority of women keep judging themselves based on their appearance especially their body and face.
This is some serious problem that the majority of women have a poor self image, so there has to be something done about it. It is worth mentioning that women who are dissatisfied with their careers and jobs are more likely to have poor self image.
Common statements that such women tend to use are:
- I’m too fat and ugly
- I will never find someone to love
- People don’t find me attractive
So no wonder why many have a poor self image and low confidence in themselves, but how can we change that? Let’s find out!
How to improve your self esteem and poor self image
1. Stop focusing on what you don’t like
“Relentless, repetitive self talk is what changes our self-image.” ~ Denis Waitley
If you tend to focus on the features that you don’t like about your body and appearance, then it is time to shift your focus to what you do like.
Each day, pick 5 things that make you happy and focus on them. The subconscious mind gets programmed by repetition, so the more you focus on what you do like about yourself, the more your confidence increases.
2. Stop comparing yourself to others
Realize that most folks have certain features that they don’t like about their looks. Just because you see someone beautiful, it doesn’t mean they see themselves perfect.
God created each one with different looks so there will be a variety and that is a good thing. Wouldn’t life be boring if we all look alike? Focus on the gifts that God has bestowed upon you and stop comparing yourself to others.
3. Change what you don’t like
If there is something you don’t like about your looks, then make plans to change it.
Once you begin to examine the false views you have been holding on to since childhood and the negative thoughts, then you can begin to correct your thoughts and beliefs about how you see yourself.
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