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					Increasing Self Esteem

Every person wants to improve his or her self-esteem. The efforts to
improve self-esteem could be conscious or unconscious. This simply means
that some people actively pursue the goal of elevating their self wroth
while other tends to increase their self-esteem without knowing it. It is
important though to know what areas in your life you want to improve on
exactly. In this way, you are not merely working on external indicators
to reach your goal.

The problem is not all people know how to improve their self-esteem. In
fact, it is easier for most people to damage their self-esteem than to
build it. Unconsciously, we tend to decrease the image of ourselves
through negative thinking. There is nothing like a negative thought to
make diminish or even destroy our self-image.

Below are some pointers on how one can improve his or her self-esteem.

Make a list of all your accomplishments

One of the best ways to improve your self-esteem is to take inventory of
all your accomplishments. Be honest when you are writing the list. In
this way you will have an objective view of your abilities and
capacities. Also in this way, you will gain insights on what areas of
your life need improvements.

Make an effort to improve on the weak areas

After making a list of all your accomplishments and after discovering
your weaknesses, the next thing you must do is to strive to improve on
your weak areas. Resolutions are not only applicable during the start of
the year. You can make a resolution anytime of the year.

One of the greatest concerns of individuals who have made resolutions is
how to stick to the resolutions. As everyone probably knows, most New
Year resolutions are broken come March, sometimes even earlier.
To stick to resolutions, you must strive to change just one or a few
things at a time. Promising to change many things at once is like setting
yourself up for failure. Start and small and few and you'd be amaze to
discover that your life is changing already.

Set clear goals

For you to reach a certain goal, you must first be able to formulate it
clearly. If you want to lose weigh for example, do not just say that you
want to have a flat stomach or a small waist. Say instead, that you want
to achieve a 28 inch waist or I want to lose 10 pounds.

The advantage of having clear and defined goals is that it would be
easier for you to track your progress. It would also be easier for you to
create the best strategies to reach the goal faster. If you have clears
goals, you will be amazed at how things seem to fall in the right place.
Every circumstance, every person that you will meet will help you in
achieving your goal.
Play a game

Some games have the ability to increase self-esteem. This is especially
effective with children. Games are effective in building self-esteem
since through them children can gauge their abilities and skills. Games
can also improve the skills that the children already have.

Remember that life is a journey

There is a saying that the journey is more important than the
destination. The same is true with life. So enjoy wherever you are right
now and believe that life only gets better.

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