Self esteem can be improved by positive self talk. Select your favorite affirmations from the list and write them down individually on 3×5 cards. Then read through the stack slowly and with feeling once or twice a day. Doing this while alternately looking at yourself in the mirror is an excellent idea.
I am lovable and capable
I fully accept and believe in myself just the way I am
I accept all different parts of me
I’m already a worthy person. I don’t have to prove myself.
My feelings and needs are important
It’s OK to think about what I need
It’s good for me to take time for myself
I have many good qualities
I believe in my capabilities and value the unique talents I can offer the world
I am a person of high integrity and sincere purpose
I trust in my ability to succeed at my goals
I am a valuable and important person, worthy of respect of others
Others perceive me as a good an likable person
When other people really get to know me, they like me
Other people like to be around me. They like to hear what I have to say and know what I think.
Others recognize that I have a lot to offer
I deserve to be supported by those people who care for me
I deserve the respect of others
I trust and respect myself and am worthy of the respect of others
I now receive assistance and cooperation from others
I’m optimistic about life. I look forward to and enjoy new challenges.
The more I love myself, the more I am able to love others.