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How to Improve Your Self-Esteem: 12 Tips

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3. Take a 2 minute self-appreciation break.

Take a deep breath, slow down and ask yourself this question: what are 3 things I can appreciate about myself?

These things don’t have to be big things.

Maybe just that you listened fully for a few minutes to someone who needed it today. That you took a healthy walk or bike ride after work. That you are a caring and kind person in many situations.

These short breaks do not only build self-esteem in the long run but can also turn a negative mood around and reload you with a lot of positive energy again.

I like this idea but I wonder why they ask us to choose 3 things instead of 2 or 4.

I guess because people respond better to definite instructions. Have to choose a number: five seems too many; one too few. Three's about right?

Just like with the holy hand grenade!

Sooo goood! I was actually expecting this:

You know, the number 3 figures a lot in that movie, now that I think about it.

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