Low self-esteem can negatively affect your life in a number of different ways and take a toll on your career, relationships and even your health. But there are ways to increase your self-image and create a whole new you!

Identify the Trouble

The first thing that you need to do is to discover the root of your low self-esteem. Common triggers for a bad self-image can include:

–          Negative childhood experiences

–          A challenge with your spouse, friends, or other loved ones

–          A crisis at home or at your job

–          A negative body image

Become Aware of Your Emotions and Thoughts

Once you identify the problem or situation, you can begin to pay attention to your thoughts and emotions about them. Become aware of your self-talk, or what you tell yourself, and your perception of these situations. Your thoughts could be rational or based upon false ideas.

How to Help Boost Your Self-EsteemChallenge Inaccurate Thinking

When you become more aware of your thoughts, you can start examining them and seeing if they are based in truth or not. It is essential that you can tell the difference between reality and your perception of things.

Whenever you catch yourself thinking negatively or having inaccurate thoughts, gently tell yourself that what you’re thinking is just your perception of things and guide your mind to a different thought. Meditation can help ease your mind.

Also, pay attention to thought patterns that can erode your self-esteem, including mental filtering, jumping to negative conclusions, mistaking emotions for facts and self put-downs.

If you experience these negative thoughts on a consistent basis, see a medical professional for mental health services.

Change Your Body Image

Sometimes, the best way to feel better on the inside is to tweak how you look on the outside. Head to the gym, start eating healthy, and practice positive self-talk.

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*Smartlipo is a trademark of Cynosure, Inc. The information on this page is not intended to be used as medical advice in any way. Always consult with your doctor for any health related concerns.