For women and men, it can be hard to have a high self-esteem. In today's media with all of these people being so perfect, we tend to start thinking badly of ourselves. Do not listen. We are differently in every way. Everyone has flaws.
I have had weight problem most of my life. I am currently 180 pounds, but have been up to 220 pounds. It has been very hard, but I have learned to keep my self-esteem very high. Do not get me wrong though, I still had some bad times. I just remembered I am not perfect, but no one is.
Remember you are worth it. It does not matter what it is, you are worth it. You deserve the good things in life. No one has done things so bad that you deserve to be unhappy. Push for happiness in your life. Whether it is another person, your career, or anywhere else in your life.
Look at the positive in your life. Looking at the negative does not help your self-esteem at all. Find the positive in everything. Life can always be worse.
Look in the mirror and give yourself a pep talk. Tell yourself you deserve to be happy, look at the positive things. Remember DO NOT BE NEGATIVE! Negativity just brings your self-esteem back down, and people can see it in your face. They can tell the difference.
Go shopping. Try thing on. Find something you feel great in. When you feel good about what you wear it shines through to your face. Never just settle on clothes, if you do not find something in one store, go to another. The items do not have to be expensive. Just because it costs, a fortune does not mean it makes you feel good about yourself.
Walk with your head hi and look confident. Even if you are not completely confident, this will give the appearance of a person with great self esteem.
Take time for you. We all tend to pay more attention to others in our life than we do ourselves. This does not help our self esteem. We need to take time for ourselves. If we focus on us, we tend to not worry about what others think of us.
Think positively. We have to have confidence in ourselves before others can. No one can build our self esteem, we have to do this ourselves. You are worth it in every way. Keep working on it. You will become more positive in yourself, and your life.