Emotional Wellbeing

Mental Health

Self Improvement

Mandy Kloppers

How to feel better about yourself in five easy steps

Feeling good about yourself is such an important way to build confidence in all areas of your life: home, work, love, family and social, for example. There are many ways in which you can work on doing this, but we bring you five easy steps that will certainly boost your self-esteem. 

Exercise Regularly 

Everyone is aware of the benefits that exercise can have physically on your body. However, it will also have a huge impact on your mind too because of the endorphins produced. These are natural feel good vibes and they really can make you feel so much better. Physically, exercising regularly can make you feel better about your body in terms of the way it looks, but also in the amount of strength you have and your capabilities. For example, beginning running hardly reaching the end of the road can be built up to taking part in parkrun or a longer distance race for a favourite charity. 

Look Good 

Being able to look at yourself in the mirror and say, “My hair looks great today!” or “I really like the fit of this shirt.” can really support you in feeling good about yourself. Establishing a daily routine to keep (or get) your skin clear. If hair loss or a receding hairline are concerns for you, consider seeking help from a company who offer treatment that you could add to your hair care regime. Choose clothes that fit well and look good. Taking someone along on a shopping trip with you will be really useful.  


Feeling good about yourself isn’t simply limited to your looks. Achievements in life are important and can make us feel better about ourselves. If you left formal education without getting a degree but it’s always been a dream to get one, what’s stopping you? It is never too late. Degrees can be done part time alongside your career, so it is worth doing further research. If university is not your thing, there are other ways of returning to learning. Continued professional development is important in most industries, so keep an eye out for any possible opportunities for attending training courses. 

Be Kind to Yourself 

It is ever so easy to feel bad about ourselves when things don’t go to plan. However, for your own sanity, it is important to be kind to yourself. Accept that some areas in life are not easy and you might not succeed straight away. There will always be kinks in the road, but that doesn’t mean you have failed just that there has been a slight delay or detour. Positive mental health is certainly an aim for everyone.  

Eat Well 

Having a balanced diet can really make you feel good about yourself. Knowing that you have given your body everything that it needs can really give you a boost. Eating regularly will help avoid the negative feelings that can come along as a result of feeling hungry. Never skip breakfast as this meal sets you up for the whole day. Variety is also key to ensuring that your body gets all nutrients and vitamins.

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