Your self-esteem rises and falls according to how you think and what you do. To keep yourself feeling good, try to:
Be True To Yourself
This means putting your values and beliefs into action. Don't act in ways you feel are wrong—it's a sure way to harm your self-esteem.
Think of yourself as a good friend. Appreciate your good qualities, and resolve to work on those parts of yourself that need improvement.
Set Realistic Goals
Reaching goals is one way to help build self-esteem. But make sure your goals are within reach. Otherwise you may be setting yourself up for disappointment.
Take Responsibility For Your Actions
Feeling in charge of your life will make you feel better about yourself. Blaming others for problems or difficulties can make you feel you're not in charge.
Make Good Friends
They should be people who respect you and encourage you to be your best. People who put you down are not the kind of friends you need.
Give Yourself Credit
Take pleasure in things you do well. When you reach a goal, congratulate yourself for a job well done. Give yourself plenty of praise and encouragement—don't wait for others to do it for you.
Have A Positive Attitude
Good self-esteem and a positive attitude go hand in hand. Try to be upbeat. Being negative just drags you down.
Treat Others The Way You Want To Be Treated
This is one sure way to improve your relationships. Remember, if people seem unfriendly, maybe it's because you're being unfriendly.
Just be you. You're wonderful.