How To Boost Your Self Esteem In Just 3 Days

No matter what the reason, we can all relate to a time or two in our lives when we've felt down.  Perhaps it was a momentary situation.  Maybe your low self esteem is due to peer pressure.  Maybe you can't pinpoint WHY you have low self esteem.  Here are a few tips and tricks to help you re-evaluate your life, yourself, and regain the confidence that you deserve!  I've come up with a list of ways to increase your self confidence and self esteem in a matter of days.

So go ahead and remove that sad face, clean up those Twinky packages, and get up off the couch.  You've seen enough Oprah re-runs already.  It's time to start living life, fulfilling your dreams, and being the best person you can be, no matter what the goal.

1.  Dress for success, give your cosmetic image a makeover!  Good hygiene, a fresh haircut, and a minty fresh breath can go a long way in the pursuit of self confidence.  Start dressing nicer as well!  Wash your clothes on a regular basis, press your jeans, make sure you are wearing clean shoes!  I'm not saying go out and buy an entirely new wardrobe (Although that could help!) but if you don't have the financial means to do so, do what you can to present a positive outlook on life.

2.  Smile just because.  Have you ever wanted to approach a complete stranger who is looking down at the ground?  As uncomfortable as it may sound, start smiling and step out of the former shell of an introvert that you used to be!  Say hello to complete strangers while you're out in public.  Smile and nod, strike up conversations with anyone you come across!  Help an elderly person cross the street, hold the door for someone behind you in a restaurant.  You'll be amazed what this can do for your self confidence in the moment.

3.  Stop the negative way of thinking right now this very moment!  That pessimism won't get you anywhere, I promise!   There are two types of situations in the universe when it concerns your life:  Things you can control and things you can't.  If you can get a grasp on the things that you can control, become a positive thinker no matter what the outcome, and develop a fresher view on your life, you will actually see great things start to happen in your life!

4.  Feeling down about your situation?  DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!  Are you upset because you are overweight?  Then sit down, come up with a weight loss game plan, and jump into it head first.  You can want, wish, and pray all you want-- but the bottom line is that you have to take action for things to happen.  My father told me when I was younger, "Son, things just aren't going to fall into your lap."  He was right.  Positive things in my life started happening when I changed the way I approached life.

5.  Do things you've always wanted to do.  You can attain a sense of accomplishment and a new sense of meaning in your life if you take on new tasks, hobbies, and maybe even a new lifestyle.  It can be anything!  Just think of something you've always wanted to accomplish and get the ball rolling.  The sense of accomplishment can do wonders for your confidence and self esteem!

In just a few days, your attitude toward life can change if you really put forth the effort.  Not only is this really a daily struggle, it's an hourly struggle.  Sometimes, you might find yourself down and out for no good reason that you can think of.  Just take a deep breath, look at everything you've accomplished in your life and remember a time when you were happy.  With time, a positive attitude, and persistence, you can change your self esteem and maybe even the rest of your life!

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