From not getting that dream job to being told that there is no promotion (or no increase), we’ve all had those moments of insecurity in the workplace. You can’t control your environment, but there are things you can do to boost your self-esteem at work.
1. Manage your inner critic.
Start being more aware of negative self-talk and stop it in its tracks.
2. Focus on what goes well for you.
We are so used to focusing on our problems that everything around us becomes negative. Every day, write down what went well that day because of your input, actions or efforts.
3. Do not compare yourself with others.
We forget how special we are. Everyone excels at different things, so focus on what you do well and celebrate others’ success.
4. View mistakes as learning opportunities and feedback.
Accept that you will make mistakes. This is how we grow. Otherwise we will not move forward in life and develop our purpose.
5. Try new things and celebrate yourself.
Tap into your talents and abilities. What do you really like doing that you haven’t tried before? Then think about the good results and give yourself a pat on the shoulder.