Loving Yourself

As a mom, your family is your first priority. But it’s also important to put yourself at the top of your priority list from time to time, especially when your self-esteem is lagging a little low. In today’s body image-obsessed society, it can be hard for women to maintain a healthy level of self esteem. But low self esteem can have a huge impact on your role as a mom, and can also negatively impact your mental health, as well as your emotional and physical health. Read on for some excellent self-esteem boosting tips.

Body Image and Self Esteem

A woman’s body image can have a major impact on her self esteem. Media influences on body image are very strong and because women are constantly being bombarded with stereotypes of the ideal body image, building self esteem can be challenging.

It is important to remember that your body is only a small part of who you are as a person. Instead of focusing on things that you can’t change, such as the size of your hips or the shape of your legs, focus on the things that you do have control over, such as your diet and physical fitness.

Another thing to keep in mind when struggling with low self esteem is that placing your happiness on external factors, such as a relationship or a prestigious job, can also damage your sense of self, as these things can easily vanish. Focus instead on cultivating a sense of inner peace and strong sense of self, which no one can take away from you.

By focusing on the things you can control, you will also be much more in control of who you are as a person and in turn, you will boost your self esteem.


A negative self image can have a destructive impact on your mental health. Low self esteem can also lead to problems such as extreme shyness, social anxiety and even depression and alcoholism.

As a mom, it’s important to gain control over your emotions in order to take of yourself as well as your family. Moreover, building a healthy self esteem sets an excellent example for your children.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed, don’t be afraid to reach out to those around you. Speak to your husband, a friend or loved one, or seek professional help.

Love Who You Are

Think about the people to whom you’re most attracted in your life. What makes them such great people to be around? Why do you admire them? Perhaps they’re confident while still being kind.

Try to cultivate your own sense of self and your friends and family will start to notice the change in you.

Self Esteem Tips

Here are some easy confidence-boosting tips that will improve your sense of self:

  • Accept who you are and learn to love yourself. None of us are perfect and while it’s important to acknowledge your weaknesses, don’t wallow in them. Part of being a woman who is learning to accept yourself, inside and out, good and bad
  • Once you’ve identified your weaknesses, try to strengthen them. Work towards a small goal and you will see dramatic results in your level of self-esteem
  • View challenges as opportunities. Use obstacles in life to boost your confidence.
  • Take care of yourself . While taking care of others is a big part of being a mom, it is crucial that you take care of yourself, not only for your own health, but for that of your spouse, partner and children.
  • Take pride in your accomplishments. If you’ve just completed a goal or reached a milestone in your life, reward yourself. Feel good about your achievements.
  • Identify what you don’t like about yourself and try to change it. If you’ve always been shy, look for simple ways to be more outgoing, such as inviting your neighbors over for a barbecue.
  • Pamper yourself. Take a luxurious bath or spend the day at the spa. A little time to relax can go a long way for your self esteem and help you feel good about yourself.
  • Learn about yourself. Find out why you do things as you do. Learn from past mistakes and move on.
  • Remember that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. A woman’s heart is the true gauge of her beauty. Love yourself and be kind to others and you will find contentment and banish your low self esteem.

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