Building Self Esteem Exercises

I will list some beneficial self-esteem exercises that we can all do daily to build up our self-esteem and get to where we want it. Then maintain it if we feel like we are slipping. Building self-esteem exercises will be a great way to build up your self-esteem but maintain it at a happy level.

Follow these exercises daily, and you will see your self-esteem growing your confidence, and your happiness growing with it! The key will be to practice these exercises in real-life situations. At first, it seems hard, and it just becomes a part of who you are in time.

Make Friends With Your Inner Voice. Womans face

Making friends with your inner voice is very important to your self-esteem, as it is your inner voice that does most of the damage to your self-esteem. We can not stop the inner voice and trying to stop it makes it shout louder at us.

Instead, we must acknowledge the voice, give it a name if you like and make it fun, and say to it, I hear what you are saying, but it is just a story you are telling me, and I choose to tell myself a better story instead.

Practice this daily whenever you notice that inner voice telling you that you are not good enough, not smart enough, not good looking, and will never be able to do that. Just acknowledge it, tell yourself the opposite story and even think of examples that prove you are good enough, smart enough, look great, and can do anything you put your mind to.

Exercise Your Body.  woman in yoga pose

Exercising your physical health increases your mental health as much or more. It can be as little as a walk down the street, full-out training, or between.

Just get your body moving, set small goals, and achieve them every day; both the physical moving and the achieving goals will do wonders for your self-esteem.

A short walk can only be 15 minutes a day, or it can be an intense 30-minute workout, or perhaps playing a sport or activity you enjoy; it is all great for your self-esteem and great for your physical health Write It Out.

Self Love.

Take time each day to meditate, or even just write down the good things about you, what you like about yourself, your strengths, and what you are really good at. Even ask friends what they think the best things are about you. Every day write out what made you feel good that day. Just take that time to give yourself self-love!

Write It Out. pen writing on paper

Like self-love, but each night before bed, write three things you appreciate about yourself, your day, or your life. If you have more than three then go for it, but write at least three each night, and really think about them, and really know that you are special and that you are perfectly who you are and that is just great!

Follow Your Values.

Whenever you feel like you are not sure what you should do or say, it is always best to follow your values. Write down what values you believe most in, your core beliefs, and what defines you as being you.

Then when you come across any situation where you are unsure what to do, you apply your values to the answer. This will make the decision more manageable, and although it may not be the easiest answer, you will be comfortable knowing it was done following your beliefs.

That way, no matter how it turns out, you can feel good that it was what you wanted to do and that builds confidence and self-esteem. Plus, even if it was not the right choice, you now have learned something new and will know what to do in the future.

No One Is Perfect. woman with hand on chest

With social media everywhere, it is very easy to think that everyone has a better life than us, everybody is more active, goes to more places, has a better house, a better spouse, and better kids.

What we sometimes tend to forget is that it is all a big show, and no one is perfect, no one has the life they portray on social media, and everyone struggles with issues. Forbes magazine and other studies out there show that at least 85% of us struggle with self-esteem, so why is it we think we are the only ones suffering.

If you decide to stay on social media, just try to remember every day that those are the stories that others want to be portrayed, not what their life is really like. We all struggle, we all have issues, and we are all beautiful!

Make Mistakes.

Be bold, be confident! Do not worry about whether you make the right choice or not, just decide to do something. Say something that follows your values or fills your need, and if it works out great, if it doesn’t, good too. You will feel good that you did what you wanted, followed your values, and you learned and got better, so just do it!

We really do learn more from our mistakes than from anything else, so never worry about doing what is right for you, it will be right no matter how it works out.

Acts Of Kindness.

Practice acts of kindness every day, from little ones that just make someone smile, to big ones that make someone’s day or week! The feeling it gives you deep inside, and the confidence it brings you are going to make your day and week!

Go Outside Your Box. cat in a cardboard box

This one is big, and I want you to do at least one of these a day. Do something that you don’t think you can do, whether you are too scared to fail, don’t think you will do it right, or are worried about what others will say or think.

Challenge yourself every day to go outside your box and do something you wouldn’t do normally because you are not confident enough to try. What you will find is after a few times of being uncomfortable, and nervous, it just gets easier, and easier, and soon you are living life as full as you want it to be because nothing holds you back.

You have confidence, you are bold, and you take the lead in your life. You still may be scared to do things, but you do them anyway because you know it will be okay and you will grow and have great memories. You will accomplish things you never thought possible!

Pick Your Friends. two men laughing together

Finally, start to hang around positive people with good self-esteem, you can pick up on their energy, feel their vibe, and it will be contagious, and the same will be true if you hang around people who are negative and have low self-esteem.

They will bring you down, and you will fall into a hole with them. Misery loves company! So start to think of good positive people around you, start making them more a part of your life, and hang around with people who have the same interest as you in wanting to be positive and have good self-esteem.


If you can just spend time each day going over these exercises and putting them into your life day today, it will not be long before you notice big changes in your confidence, your moods, and your self-esteem. make a regular habit of these exercises and you will be in the 15% of the world who has great self-esteem, and helping the other 85% to get where you are!

I am leaving some great links to click on, they are free and will be a great start to help you get deeper into being a better you!

My review of an online therapy website that can support you:

My review of the Self_Therpay Journey website: Self Therapy Journey.

My review of the self-Love Workbook: Self-Love Workbook.

My Homecoming book review: Homecoming.

Please feel free to leave questions or comments below in the comment box, or please email me at my email listed below my name. I am happy to help in any way I can and point you to some really good resources that I have found to be helpful for me and my self-esteem.

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Email: Please email me!

Website: My website, Authentically Me!


  1. This was an awesome read, for sure. Everybody can take away from this!

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