Self-esteem refers to a person’s overall sense of personal value. In other words, how much you appreciate and like yourself! When our emotions are weighing us down, it can be hard to feel confident and proud of who we are. That’s why emotional healing can help build self-esteem, releasing negative emotions, and focusing on all the wonderful things you have to offer the world instead. Having healthy self-esteem is also a predictor of other positive behaviors. For example, people with higher self-esteem tend to take better care of themselves physically and emotionally and are more likely to pursue their dreams and aspirations. So, start building your self-esteem with the steps below!
5 Ways to Boost Self-Esteem and Heal Emotionally
1. Build a relationship with yourself
Having a good relationship with yourself is an important part of self-esteem! You are your most important relationship in life. The way you treat yourself sets the foundation for how you treat others, and how you interact with the world around you. Research on self-image has shown that people who have a more compassionate relationship with themselves, are more able to be compassionate with others.
Positive self-talk is a great way to begin practicing more compassion with yourself. Self-talk is your inner voice, which is almost always chattering away inside your mind. This inner commentary can have a huge impact on how you feel about yourself and the world around you. Pay attention to your thoughts, and aim to speak to yourself in kinder, gentler ways.
2. Focus on what you can change
Focusing on things you can change, rather than lamenting things you have no control over, is another way to build self-esteem and heal emotionally. As the Serenity Prayer says, “Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” While you can’t control everything in your life, you can control your choices and the way you show up for yourself.
Set attainable goals that you have the power to achieve, and create habits and routines that support those goals! Perhaps make it part of your weekly routine to meditate, take walks outdoors, set time aside to work towards your personal career aspirations, or whatever else will help you move forward towards the things you want in your life.
3. Enjoy the journey
Once you’ve set goals that you’d like to achieve, it can be helpful to focus less on the outcome, and more on how you arrive at it! Those who are emotionally healthy often have what’s called a “growth mindset” meaning that they’re focused on how they can learn and evolve from any given situation. Those with a “growth mindset” thrive on being challenged and see failures as a way to learn and grow, instead of evidence of incompetence. This is a healthy mindset that takes the pressure off of your achievements and allows you to enjoy the journey instead.
As you work towards your goals, take time to celebrate your successes too (no matter how small)! Congratulate yourself on a job well done, and take time to appreciate your abilities. The more you celebrate yourself, the more your confidence will grow.
4. Surround yourself with support
If the people in your life frequently say negative things about you or hold you in low regard, it can be really challenging to overcome those ideas about yourself. One great way to build self-esteem and heal emotionally is to spend time with positive, supportive people! Take some time and space away from people who only have negative things to say about you, and focus your time and energy on those who celebrate you and your accomplishments instead. You’ll quickly see what a positive impact this small shift can have on your life!
5. Heal your past traumas
No matter how much you progress in self-confidence, one thing that can hold you back is past traumas and Trapped Emotions. Emotional healing through processes such as The Emotion Code® can facilitate physical and emotional balance so you can achieve higher self-confidence! Energy healing has been used for thousands of years to unlock the body’s natural ability to correct misalignments and imbalances that may lead to physical and emotional symptoms. Once these imbalances have been addressed, you may find that it’s easier to build confidence, surround yourself with positive people, speak more kindly to yourself, and more!
Accepting yourself is an essential part of emotional healing and building your self-esteem. Good luck on your journey towards self-love, and let us know if we can help you along the way!