With all the media hubbub and the expectations placed on women in this day and age, it is becoming more and more difficult to keep up self-esteem for the average woman.
If you find yourself embarrassed at times to be around people, to invite people into your home, or to talk to strangers, you might benefit from some of these self-esteem boosting techniques.
1: Wear Well-fitting Clothes
We have all seen those people walking down the street who are wearing jeans that are at least three sizes too small. Those people are not attracting any of the right kind of attention. Know that you look just like them when you put on something that is too small.
Something is probably too small for you if it is uncomfortable, makes certain areas of your body bulge, or leaves impression marks in your skin. It is best to stick to the size that really fits you. That way, you feel comfortable all day, and you are not accidentally showing off an excess of skin.
2: Shaving Your Legs
Though this sounds like a rather silly thing to do to improve your self-esteem, it really works. When you know that your legs are shaved, even if you are not showing them off, you feel like you put effort into getting yourself ready for the day. Just make sure to use a razor that works really well, else your efforts will be in vain.
Plus, simply getting into the shower every day makes you feel refreshed. You do not have to worry about how you smell if you jump in the shower, soap up, and enjoy the sensation of being clean. It makes encounters with other people much less stressful.
Personally, I am an advocate of going all-natural, as in, without make-up. However, I completely understand that putting make-up on makes a person feel like they have added beauty to themselves. And, admittedly, it is nice to dress up all fancy every once in a while.
If you feel more comfortable going out in public with make-up on, then, by all means, go for it. If it helps your self-esteem, then it is a wonderful idea. However, just make sure you do not overdo it. If you put a massive amount of make-up on, it can have the opposite effect of what you are looking for.
If, for whatever reason, you are unsure about how your personal make-up attempts are turning out, I suggest going to talk to a professional make-up artist and having them teach you the tricks of the trade so you can feel even better about going about you daily life.
I know that, for many of us, the idea of cleaning makes us want to go hide underneath our bed. Plus, the stereotype of women who clean all the time certainly does not make it easier to face the expectations.
That being said, having a clean home, even if no one is coming over anytime soon, really improves both your mood and self-esteem. If you are overwhelmed by the amount of cleaning necessary to make your home spic and span, you might choose to tackle bits of it at a time.
For instance, one day, promise yourself that you will do the dishes. All of them. Then, the next day, tackle one or all the bathrooms. Make a list and do one thing off the list each day. You could even enlist the people in your home to help you, assigning them some of the tasks off the list. Let them know that having a clean house will help you enormously with your self-esteem and mood.
If your home requires some more heavy-duty cleaning, I do suggest calling in the professionals. Sometimes it is just simpler to pay the money out of pocket to get your home into a manageable state. For instance, if your bathroom is unusable because some of the appliances are in need of repair, do not hesitate to call a plumber right away. It will make you feel better that one more thing can be crossed off your to-do list.
Also, if your home is in need of structural repair, you might want to enlist the help of a general contractor in addition to a plumber.
5: Set Goals
When you set reasonable goals and reach them, your self-esteem can be improved. Make sure that you are fully capable and determined to reach the goal or you might actually feel worse about the situation.
A way that makes it easier to keep your goals is to tell people around you that you are striving for something. When you tell your husband, kids, or co-workers, they can help you to be responsible in keeping your goal and can congratulate you when you succeed.
Hopefully, this list can be helpful for you in your life!
Though Kassandra Konecny has only begun writing professionally about six months ago, she has written creatively for years. She is also currently studying English. Recently, she has worked to become an expert at writing blogs about plumbers in Salt Lake City.