Identify your talents.
Everyone is good at something, so discover the things at which you excel, and then focus on your talents. Give yourself permission to take pride in them. When you're following your passion, not only will it have a therapeutic effect, but you'll feel unique and accomplished, all of which can help build your self confidence.
Do something you have been putting off.
Like writing or calling a friend, cleaning the house, tidying the garden, fixing the car, organizing the bills, making a tasty and healthy meal - anything that involved you making a decision, then following through.
Stop thinking about yourself.
I know this sounds strange, but low self esteem is often accompanied by too much focus on the self. Doing something that absorbs you and holds your attention can quickly make you feel better.
Remember all the things you have achieved.
This can be difficult at first, but after a while, you'll develop a handy mental list of self-esteem boosting memories. And if you're thinking "But I've never achieved anything", I'm not talking about climbing Everest here.
Get help through 12-step groups to stop self-destructive behaviors. Addictions block learning and drag down our mood. Identify them and replace them with self-care.
“Know thyself” is an old saying passed down through the ages, to encourage us to engage in self-exploration. Also opening yourself up to new opportunities, new thoughts, trying out something new, new viewpoints, and new friendships.
Life becomes simpler and lighter.
When you like or love yourself more then things simply become easier.. You won’t drag yourself down or beat yourself up over simple mistakes or over not reaching a perfect and inhuman standard.
Remind yourself of the benefits.
A simple but powerful way to motivate yourself and to keep that motivation up daily is to write down the deeply felt benefits you will get from following this new path or reaching a goal.When your list is done then save it and put it somewhere where you will see it every day. For instance in your workspace or on your fridge.