Written by: Maria Ortiz

Edited by: Sarah G.

Self-esteem is essentially the confidence and self-respect that you have for yourself, but it can also tie into what you think of yourself. When you think highly of yourself and practice self-love, you are more likely to have fun with yourself, achieve your goals, and have more confidence in what you do. In other words, if you have a high self-esteem, you are going to attract exactly the same vibration into your life. 

But Bellas remember, it is okay to have a rollercoaster of emotions... As our fav Disney double-life pop-sensation, Hannah Montana once said… “Nobody’s perfect!” But one thing we will add to her statement is that while nobody is perfect, you deserve to love yourself. You are enough. You are beautiful inside and out. You are worth it. Now, if you’ve been struggling to maintain your self-esteem and have no idea where to start your self-esteem journey, then you’ve come to the right place! 

Here are our 3 simple steps to help you grow your self-esteem and to start treating yourself the way you deserve to be treated. 

Mirror Affirmations. 

Every day before you start any part of your day (ok fine you can go pee and brush your teeth first), stand in front of a mirror and tell yourself 2 things you love about yourself...from your values, to your physical appearance, to your personality! When we don’t acknowledge ourselves, we seek validation from other people. Practicing self-love is crucial to attract people with your same energy. 

Don’t compare yourself with others. 

Everyone is at a different stage in their life, don’t compare your process or your accomplishments. If you ever find yourself comparing yourself to others, Manifest the following mantra: “They have what’s theirs, and I have what’s mine. I am grateful for all I have and all I am.” Be grateful for what you have and are, everything else will fall into place. 

Write it out. 

Define what you value, try new things to find your Divine Purpose, and write down your goals. Sometimes it's easy to feel like you’re just a part of the crowd. It’s great to write out what makes you unique in times like these. No one is you and that’s your power. Here is a good journal prompt: Describe yourself without using physical characteristics.