8 practical tips to boost self-esteem for a perfect work life balance

Strike a balance in your personal and professional life with these 8 tips that will boost your self esteem at the workplace.

Created On: Dec 8, 2017 16:47 IST
8 practical tips to boost self-esteem for a perfect work life balance
8 practical tips to boost self-esteem for a perfect work life balance

One of the strongest pillars of attaining perfect work life balance is to garner high-self esteem. An individual with high self esteem can act on opportunities when they knock on the door, rise to new challenges with all the might, and take control of difficult situations with mental acumen. The dynamic business environment counts on professionals who carry a spine of steel and can accept responsibility gracefully if things go wrong.

Mark Twain once said that “A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.”And if you suffer from poor self-esteem, you will certainly reach a dead end from where there is no escape. So, before you drown yourself in the ocean of negativity and pessimism, take some time to boost your self-esteem to turn up like a boss in the workplace.

Follow these tips to attain a perfect work life balance and see the results yourself:

Be the dapper or damsel

Looks and elegant dressings do play a major role in uplifting your self-esteem in the eyes of others. When you look good, people admire you and you get noticed quickly. In a way good looks bring a noticeable change in your personality. Take a look at this quote to know better why looking good matters to boost self-esteem:

Comparisons must be curbed

There goes a perfect quotes which sums up why you shouldn’t compare yourself with others “the only person you should try to be better than is who you were yesterday.” Trying to be someone who you are not is never a win-win situation. Focus on being the best version of yourself and believe in your actions. You are no less competitive; else the company must not have hired you. They saw the spark and talent that can contribute positively in fulfilling the objectives of the organisation. Remember this to boost your morale and self-esteem.

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Be creative

If you adopt a creative way to deal with a situation, it will surely help you see things from different angle and deal with them in an unexpected way. While all your colleagues have a common solution to overcome crisis, your creative solution can get you round of applause and appreciation. This will undoubtedly boost your self-esteem and confidence at work. 

Push yourself to think Positive

It has been seen that individuals with low self-esteem interpret every situation pessimistically. If you push yourself to think positive, you will automatically experience a change in your personality. The best way to strike work life balance is curbing the negative thoughts intentionally. Do not let your thoughts kill your productivity.  

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Allow time for Self-reflection

This tip might be demanding on you, but it comes handy to know the unheard voice of your mind and heart. When alone, introspect! This simply means spend some time on daily basis to understand to understand the aspects where there is scope of improvement and the strengths that you polish further. Self-reflection is the best mode of self encouragement and motivation to move ahead in life, in any situation.

Wear a Smile

Smiling is not as tough as it might seem. In fact, a pleasing and smiling face ooze positivity and relieve air of tension around you. A smile is a best medicine because it endorphins that boost your mood. People who keep a genuine smile on face experience elated self-esteem than those who always carry a frown with them.

Walk with poise

A poised walk can keep both your self-esteem and mood lifted. A study says that people who stand tall and confident are more attractive. Your poise carries an air of positivity that will make others confide their trust in your work. Whereas, if you walk in a dull and slouching manner, your body won’t speak exhibit self-confidence. Whenever, you are up for a meeting or presentation, make sure that you stand tall, straight and still, so the audience focuses on what you’re saying.

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Block 6-7 hours for sound sleep

Working professionals often complain about insomnia and sleep deprivation due to hectic schedules. High degree of insomnia can cause fatigue, poor concentration, and irritability. In some cases, insomnia can also trigger depression. Ensuring a proper sleep is one of the essentials to elevate self-esteem. Do not leverage your sleep to maintain a balance on personal and professional front. This will affect your health in long term. Depending upon the office shift, allocate minimum 7 hours for sleeping. Do not use this time to wind up the pending tasks. Develop and respect your body clock and see the impact of it on your work life.  

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