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How to boost your self-esteem: Tips to feel 100%

No one feels 100% all the time – and it’s ok. But self-worth is a key component of a healthy, happy life, and it’s essential to take care of it.

You might think self-esteem is just about what you see in the mirror, but it’s so much more. The way we view ourselves and our worth as individuals plays a big role in our mental health and overall wellbeing.

Low self-esteem can lead to feelings of hopelessness and over-worrying, as well as difficulties connecting, setting boundaries, and taking care of oneself. That’s why improving your self-esteem can not only help you go through a bad day, but also feel happier overall.

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8 self-esteem tips to feel better about yourself

Improving your self-esteem takes time and effort, but it's worth it. Try these 8 tips to improve your self-esteem:

Practice self-compassion

Our inner critic is often the harshest one. When you’re being hard on yourself, take a step back and imagine what you’d say if you were talking to your best friend. Chances are, you’d be much more understanding and comforting.

Treat yourself with the same kindness, empathy, and understanding you give your loved ones. Practice self-compassion by acknowledging your imperfections and accepting them without judgment. And when you make mistakes, remind yourself that i