Self-esteem is how you think about yourself and your abilities. While all of us doubt some of our abilities occasionally but when you have low self-esteem, you constantly feel insecure, unmotivated, and bad about your existence.

Low self-esteem puts you deep down into the cycle of negative thoughts and keeps you mired in damaging beliefs. Before it gets too late to come out of this vicious cycle, here are some powerful ways to build your self-esteem and feel confident about yourself:

  1. Don’t Be Too Hard on Yourself

Remember, nobody is perfect. We all make mistakes and go through bad phases in life. Make peace with your thoughts and forgive yourself for your past mistakes. When you learn to accept yourself the way you are, it gets easy to challenge the negativity in your head and make an effort to be confident in life.

  1. Practice Mindfulness and Gratitude

Whenever you find yourself going down the path of self-doubt, just stop for a while. Realize what you are doing and then remind yourself that these are random thoughts not facts about yourself. By simply being aware of the negative beliefs you have about yourself, you begin to distance yourself from the feelings that trigger them.

  1. Identify Your Strengths & Develop Them

Self-esteem is built by identifying your real potential and competencies in life. Take pride in your strengths and the skills you know the best. Think about all the things that you are good at and write them down somewhere. Review this list when you need to remind yourself of the abilities you have to make great accomplishments in life.


Clive Reed is an author, blogger, entrepreneur, and Editor-in-Chief of from New Milford, New Jersey. He has written many books related to self-development and stress management.