How To Improve Self-Esteem: A New Secret From Research
Eric Barker stashed this in Diabolical Plans For World Domination
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.