It's The Little Things: People think that the way to improve self esteem is by focusing more...
@1 year ago with 9 notes
#build yourself up
People think that the way to improve self esteem is by focusing more on yourself. Set goals. List positive attributes. Write down your dreams. Look at yourself in the mirror and repeat positive affirmations.
These strategies all have validity, but actually the best way to improve your self esteem is by doing the very opposite. Stop focusing so much on yourself and start putting more focus on loving others in humble service and friendship. Volunteer at your church or local shelter. Go out of your way to do something kind for a person who needs it even more than you do. Sit next to someone lonely at school. Offer to help a coworker with their responsibilties over coffee. Visit a nursing home.
When you humble yourself out of love to serve others you are free to see the beauty in them despite their circumstances or outward appearance.
When you are able to honestly see the beauty in the imperfections of others it frees you to accept and love the beauty in yourself.