There are many ways to lose your sense of self-esteem in today’s world. It’s a busy place and easy to get lost. Self-doubt can hover around you in almost all situations, but it doesn’t have to. Follow these 7 steps over the course of 7 days and watch your self-esteem improve.
1. Know your purpose
Are you wandering through life with little direction – hoping that you’ll find happiness, health and prosperity?
This may seem tricky at first when you see yourself in such a negative light. But the truth is that everyone has a purpose. Think through what your purpose is and own it.
2. Know your values
What do you value most?
Day 2: Make a list of your top 5 values. Some examples are security, freedom, family, spiritual development and learning. Simply knowing what is valuable to you can provide more self-assurance as well as the ability to make better life choices.
3. Know your needs
Do you have needs that are not being met?
Day 3: Unmet needs can keep you from living authentically. Take care of yourself. Many people live their lives without having their basic needs met. After you identify your needs, you will be in a better position to get them met. List out all your needs and whether they are being met or not.
4. Know your passions
Do you know what makes you come alive?
Day 4: Take some time to figure out and know who you are and what you truly enjoy in life. Obstacles like self-doubt will always keep you from your passions in life. Enjoying your passions allows you to become the person you were born to be. Express yourself in your own unique way by taking time to do the things you love to do.
5. Live from the inside out
Are you aware of your own inner wisdom and genius?
Day 5: Increase your awareness of your inner wisdom by regularly reflecting in silence. Commune with nature. Breathe deeply to quiet your distracted mind. For most of us, it is hard to find the peace and quiet regularly.
6. Honor your strengths
What are you good at? What are your positive traits? What special talents do you have?
Day 6: List your strengths. If you have trouble identifying exactly what you are strong at, ask those closest to you to help identify these. Are you imaginative, witty, good with your hands? Knowing your strengths is the first step towards being able to better express yourself. Sharing your strength and doing things you are good at is a key to boosting your self-confidence.
7. Serve others
Do you do things to genuinely help and serve other people with your talents and skills?
Day 7: When you live authentically, you may find that you develop an interconnected sense of being. When you are true to who you are, living your purpose and giving of your talents to the world around you, you give back in service what you came to share with others – your spirit – your essence. The rewards for sharing your gift with those close to you is indeed rewarding, much more if it were to be the eyes of a stranger who can appreciate what you have done to them.