Tuesday, July 23, 2013

7 Self-esteem Secrets

1. Be around different kinds of people.
    People that associate with a variety ethnic groups and races are a lot more
    tolerant and sympathetic towards themselves and others. This makes you a
    happier person and therefore increases your self-esteem.

2. Do activities you wouldn't normally do.
    If you're unorganized go straighten something. You could also take a class on 
    dance, cooking, acting, or art.
3. Focus on your strengths and not your weaknesses. 
    You have to train your brain to do this if you want to feel better about yourself.
4. Start your day with something that makes you happy.
    I normally start my day with a cup of hot tea and even though it may be psycho-
    logical, it makes me feel better.

5. Take care of necessities first.
    If you do what needs to be done before you do other things you won't feel as
    pressured and cranky. For example, if you know you need to buy a new air
    conditioning system make sure you have enough money for it before you decide
    to take a vacation. It makes no sense to have to come home from a trip and not
    know how you'll pay for the air conditioning. If you don't have air you'll be hot,
    mean and mad. You have to be happy to feel good about yourself.

6. Help someone else feel better and you'll feel better too.
    Give to charity, cut your elderly neighbor's grass, or donate your time to a
    worthy cause.

7. If you're shy talk more.
    What is the worst that could happen? If you force yourself to speak when you
    don't want to it will eventually get easier.