Taking Low Self-Esteem by the Scruff of the Neck
The first step in improving your self-esteem is to pay attention to how you treat yourself. Use these tips to get to grips with your self-image:
Be aware of assigning yourself a negative or damning label.
Refuse to agree to such labels.
Pinpoint exactly what you’re displeased about. Identify which precise focus of yourself, your behaviour or experience is the target of your dissatisfaction.
Fairly and accurately assess that particular behaviour, thought or other aspect of your being. Try to be objective.
View the identified area of displeasure as just one of the many parts of your whole self.
Accept yourself as a complex individual who on this occasion and in this specific respect has fallen short of your ideals.
Consider possible avenues for improvement.
Make a plan of action.