What Are Some More Self Esteem Activities?
Self esteem is believing in yourself. It is saying to yourself and others – “I matter to myself.” It is the feeling of self-confidence, knowing you can do (or get the help to do) whatever it is you want to do. It is also self-worth, knowing you have value. You do not need to prove your worth or earn your worth; you already have it.
Self esteem activities help you build your feelings of self-worth and self confidence.
So some self esteem activities are:
1. One of the most important activities is how we talk to ourselves inside our heads, with no put downs. Talk to yourself as a loving, nurturing parent. Remember to look up and have ‘higher thoughts’!
Say things like:
” I’m a work in progress”.
“There is a solution to this.”
“I will figure this out.”
“My feelings are valid to me.”
“I approve of myself.”
” I like myself.”
” I have value and worth just as I am.”
Remember to be kind, be positive, or at least neutral, and be realistic.
2. Another activity is having realistic expectations of yourself and of others.
Ask yourself,” Am I being realistic?”
” Am I leaving enough time for the project” — driving time, time for meals, exercise?
“Is there time for me in all of today?”
Check out whether you’re being reasonable or not.
Ask yourself, ” Am I being reasonable?”
If you feel pressured or rushed, maybe you’re not being reasonable with yourself.
3. This activity is one of my favorite activities for self-esteem, and I learned this from Louise Hay in her book You Can Heal Your Life.
She recommends go to a mirror and look into your eyes and say your name, and say: “( your name), I love and accept you exactly as you are.” Say the sentence a few times. Get to the place you believe it. Practice takes you closer and closer to knowing it to be true.
4. The last activity for this post is forgiving yourself and others. Everyone is just doing the best they can. You’re doing the best you can do is just say: “I forgive you, I know you’re doing the best you can.” “I forgive me, I know I’m doing the best I can.” Find a ways to let go of your anger and resentments.
Ultimately, it comes down to self-acceptance: making peace with yourself, just the way you are. You are a beautiful being worthy of love and acceptance.
I recommend the e-Book The Journey (Babamadizwin) written by my good friends Robert and Terry TallTree. This book is a journey of self-understanding of where you came from and where you want to be going.
Know that I accept you just as you are.
To Your Highest Good,
Laura Meehan, MA
Integrative Counselor and Coach
Founder and Liberator of Allowyourlightoshine.com
Ambassador of Cure for Boredom on Howtoliveonpurpose.com