Find Supportive Friends
Whether intentional or not, what people say can make us feel good or bad about ourselves. Look for people, or maybe just that one person, who will make you feel good when you’re feeling low. This person will give you unasked-for compliments. If you have done something different, if you’re wearing something new, such as high school class rings, they would notice. Collect these compliments and wear them. They are yours, and they will build your esteem.
Ignore Beauty Bashers
There is no shame in wanting to look and feel your best. Magazines, cosmetics manufacturers, and the diet industry are not inherently evil, and not all beautiful models and actresses have eating disorders or drug addicts. Appearance still matters. Furthermore, caring for yourself physically will make you feel good emotionally. Treat yourself with respect, and you are far less likely to let anyone else treat you badly. The smartest ways to beauty are exercise and proper nutrition, which also provide important health benefits.
Listen To Your Inner Voice
Each of us has a voice inside our head that will give us advice. This voice is like a therapist. It will guide us in the right direction. It will calm us down, cheer us up, and even help us figure out why we’re overeating or not bothering to iron our clothes. The problem is that we often don’t take the quiet time we need to hear this important information. Schedule some quiet time in a leisurely bath or walk, or even while putting on your makeup. Treat this intuition as an inner cheering section.