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Self Esteem

1st Dec 2021

What am I worth?

When did you last ask yourself that? We allow others to tell us our worth regularly, don’t we? And we listen, and we take it in, and we repeat it back to ourselves as though it’s fact. Why are we so quick to listen to, and to believe, the opinions of another, yet so slow to ask ourselves what our own opinion of ourselves is?

We often talk about being kind to others, but actually the voice we hear the most is our own. And so, if we aren’t kind to ourselves how then can we expect to be able to reflect that onto others. Self-esteem is key in confidence building, in developing resilience, in building our emotional vocabulary. So surely, we need to ensure we devote some time to it today?

How can we here at BulliesOut help you to do that?

  1. Practice Positive Affirmations. We cannot recommend these highly enough. Either write your own or try ours. But use them daily and watch the impact it has on your self-esteem.
  2. Write down 10 things you like about yourself. When you feel low or like you need a boost, take a read and see how amazing you truly are.
  3. Our Jar of Confidence is a great way to improve self- confidence. Give it a try today. And feel free to add to it. Favourite quotes, a favourite stone, anything that makes you smile or feel good about yourself. Add it in and whenever you need a lift you can pick something out.
  4. Utilise a Gratitude Journal – ours is free to download if you would like to give it a try. Sometimes focusing on the positives can be a good way of raising our confidence and boosting our self-esteem.
  5. If you are on social media, consider a ‘detox’ or a ‘clear out’ of your platforms. Don’t underestimate the impact your time spent on your social media platforms can have on your mental health and your self-esteem. Be honest with yourself about how its impacting you. Rate your mood before using social media and then rate your mood after your time spent on it. If it’s not the same or higher after using it then perhaps you need to reassess your social media use.

Remember – ‘When you know your worth, you move different’.

What’s your best tip for boosting your self-esteem or raising your confidence? Let us know!


Written by Lucy Howard, BulliesOut Head of Content and Media


Thanks to Chela B. @chela_bonky for making this photo available freely on Unsplash 


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