Your Facebook updates can sum up how you value yourself. In a recent study that is published in Psychological Science, researchers found that people with low self-esteem updated negative tidbits about their lives, which made them less likable among their peers.
People with high self-esteem were more positive and were liked mostly by all. In a direct conversation, you get the instant feedback of the listener when you talk negatively.
But on a social platform such as Facebook, everyone tends to keep their feelings about the negative updates to themselves, the study found.
So what is self-esteem? A person’s overall estimation of his or her own self-worth. And thus how would you raise your self worth? Here’s a lowdown of time tested practices that’ll boost your self worth.
Take proper care of yourself
Identify the triggers to low self-esteem, and curb them down
- Think positively about yourself
- Be assertive
- Cultivate hobbies.
- Sleep properly
- Eat proper diet
- Practice meditation
- Stop comparing yourself with others
- Accept compliments
- Surround yourself with positive people.