Step 1: Identify situations that affect your self- esteem eg crises at home, challenge at work or with relationships.
Step 2: Become aware of your thoughts and your beliefs eg your self talk which might be very negative, positive, rational or irrational.
Step 3: Challenge negative thinking which might be the result of someone else’s opinion and not yours. Do you constantly put yourself down and jump to negative conclusions?
Step 4: Adjust your thoughts and beliefs. This may involve you forgiving yourself as everyone makes ‘mis’ ‘takes’ and you can always try again. Avoid ‘should’ and ‘must’ statements as they put unreasonable demands on you.
Above all, focus on the positive parts of your live and give yourself credit for making positive changes, no matter how small.
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