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How To Improve Self-Esteem: A New Secret From Research

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Forget Self-Esteem. Try Self-Compassion.

Stop lying to yourself that you’re so awesome. Instead, focus on forgiving yourself when you’re not. Why?

Research shows increasing self-compassion has all the benefits of self-esteem — but without the downsides.

There are a number of ways to boost self-compassion but I’m going to focus on one here because it’s epically simple:

I want you to talk to yourself. Nicely.

Next time that voice in your head starts saying critical things, reframe the thoughts into something positive and forgiving.

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