Most of us fall prey to feeling a little low at times and it can often be difficult to get yourself out of that funk. Here are a few tips to help you boost your self-esteem and feel wonderful.

1. Try a workout
Not only do we all tend to feel virtuous after a workout, exercise releases endorphins that make you feel great. Put on your prettiest fitness gear and either get to the gym, go for a run or try something like a Burlesque Dolls workout.

2. Pamper yourself
Treat yourself and head to a salon or spa for some pampering. You might go and get your hair done, or perhaps you’re in need of a manicure. Even something as small as getting a file and paint on your nails can make you feel so much better about yourself.

If your self-esteem is low before a big event or a night out, let a professional make up artist perfect your look for the evening.

3. Dress up
It doesn’t matter if you don’t have anywhere to go. Put on your best clothes, highest heels and take your time on your hair and make up. Generally, when our self-esteem has taken a dip we get lazy when all it really takes is a bit of effort to make us feel good again.

It’s fine to trot around your house in your heels but even if you don’t feel like going out, call some of the people you are closest to and go for a quiet drink or dinner. It’ll take your mind off how you are feeling and you get to spend time with the people you love.

4. See some friends
Don’t just choose any friends but go out with the ones who make you feel best about yourself. It doesn’t matter what you do, whether it’s staying in with them and watching TV or going out on the town. By the end of your time with them you’ll be back to your usual self.

5. Do something that scares you
It might be leaving the house without make up, it might be trying roller derby (check out rollerderbyau.net for details) for the first time, or it might be attending a new fitness class on your own. These are all things that are only really scary because we build them up in our minds. Get out there and do it and you’ll feel amazing once you’ve conquered that fear.

6. Be positive
Write down everything negative you’re feeling to get it out of your system. Then spend some time thinking about and writing down positive things. Many of us spend too much time dwelling on the bad things. For example, it’s easy to get stressed if you hit every red light on the way home from work. But do you ever celebrate those times when you hit every green light on a journey?

Thinking positively can really help you to start being more positive in general and this can do wonders for your self-esteem.

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  • Love the article, some great advice here (-:


  • I’ve always suffered from low self-esteem. These are some great tips though.


  • The last tip is the best – stay positive.


  • I do suffer from low self esteem. So these hints are helpful. My biggest problem is i live in a small town, and I really couldnt make friends easily as I was my Dads full time care, which is isolating. I do find it difficult to make friends.


  • I often give myself a little pamper session-facial etc, and love to dress nice just so I feel special and not to look good for anyone but myself. Last year I did something that scared me, I had swimming lessons, couldn’t put my head under the water to start with and now, a year later I can swim and love the water. Wish I had done it years ago.


  • I try to be positive as often as possible. And when things are looking down, coffee with a friend always helps. I totally support doing something for yourself and being kind to yourself when it’s all a bit much. I subscribe to this often.


  • I love all six ways to pamper myself,great idea!


  • I’d add “read some inspirational quotes”. They can do wonders! :-)


  • I need to print this out and stick it on my fridge so I can see it everyday. I’ve suffered from self esteem for years, need to get on top of it


  • Really interesting article! Thanks for sharing this!


  • Spa pampering days are perfect!


  • Thanks for sharing this interesting and informative article; great tips!


  • Off for a little pampering this afternoon :) Getting my hair done.. At 33wks pregnant, I think I need a little pick me up ! haha


  • Loving this article, I think I may just go pamper myself right now x


  • Like the idea of walking round the house with highest heels on, its true makes you feel cool.


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