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3 Ways To Instantly Boost Self-Image

The way you think about yourself is basically how you see the rest of the world and vice-versa. I believe if you put this theory to the test, you will get some insight into self-awareness and life-perspective. Additionally, when it comes to thinking about yourself in a negative light, consider what factors contribute to those beliefs. 

Of course, there are many reasons we can feel badly about ourselves, but some are more obvious than others. Here are some things we can do to instantly boost our self-image.

Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

Comparing yourself to others consistently can poison your self-image. After all, everyone is different and our harsh comparisons are usually not even fair. Consider that you could be comparing your worst to her best. Instead, work on accepting your flaws as a part of your uniqueness that makes up who you are. Remember, you are not in competition with anyone!

That said, some women still feel the need to tweak some things to feel better about themselves. They turn to cosmetic surgery experts and give it a try after getting all of the information. Personally, I’m a believer in putting forth the effort to counteract negative thoughts about yourself before taking drastic measures to change your appearance.

Stop Apologizing for Everything


If you find yourself saying sorry a lot for innocuous things like rambling on about something you love, or needing to take up a bit of space when you’re around other people, it’s time to break the habit. Apologizing for every little thing is not a serving habit to get into. It gives others the impression that you think you are bothering them or aren’t worth their time. Instead, be proud of who you are by realizing that you are worthy of the time and space you use. It’s great to be polite but don’t apologize for being you.

Set Some Boundaries

Setting appropriate boundaries in your relationships says that you care about and value yourself. The more you practice setting boundaries, the stronger you become. It sends a message to others that you won’t be taken advantage of, that you love yourself enough to say “no”, that you know what you want and will do what it takes to get it.

Make sure to set boundaries at work as well. A workplace is a common place where boundaries can be pushed and blatantly crossed by superiors and peers alike. This can happen frequently when you are a nice person who genuinely wants to help. Though there is nothing wrong with being helpful, do consider yourself and your needs in work situations.

Improving the way you think about yourself is essential to leading a happy and healthy life. I understand that it takes practice and some time to change your mind, but you can begin today by implementing the things we’ve discussed here. Give them a try and think about how you feel. Write down your thoughts for an added method for boosting your self-image.

About Madeline

Madeline is a mid-west mom of three who spends most of her time refilling ice trays and changing toilet paper...just kidding. She is a high school guidance counselor, all around funny gal, and a writer. Her first book, Be Happy Already!", is in the works.

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