Written by Millionaire’s Digest Staff Member: Nina MedinaFounder & Owner of: The Happy Life 101Millionaire’s Digest Staff Team, Author, Successful Living Writer

The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.”  ? Mark Twain

Some people may not pay attention very much on Self-esteem but it is important and it matters. Why? Because our Self-esteem affects the way we look at ourselves. How we perceive ourselves influences our actions, which will eventually affect the way we live our lives.

Unfortunately, there are certain factors beyond our control that could negatively impact our Self-esteem. Fortunately, we can do something to protect it and if we want to, we can re-build a more positive self-image.

Here are some helpful ways to protect our Self-esteem:

1. Choose your company

Hang out with people who appreciate you and make you feel good; and depart yourself from people who constantly put you down. We may not always avoid negative people in our lives, but we can always keep reminding ourselves not to allow their negativity to transfer onto us. Remember that you deserve to be loved and respected. So be around people who bring out the best in you.

2. Know the difference between constructive feedback and destructive criticism.

Constructive feedback is focused on your behavior or action, and it aims to improve you . On the other hand, destructive criticism attacks you personally and it does not have any purpose for your betterment. So take in the constructive feedbacks and do not pay attention to the destructive ones.

3. Avoid comparing yourself with others.

Do not compare yourself with others especially if you think that they are better than you. Wishing that you are on their shoes is hurtful to your self-esteem. What you can do is analyze their behavior and take note of what they are doing good, and then copy that. If it is healthy and you can benefit from it, you can mirror that attitude or behavior until it becomes you.

4. Learn to accept compliments

Don’t be shy to accept compliments. Believe and accept that you can really be good at something so learn to say THANK YOU!

Article Credits: Nina Medina

Millionaire’s Digest Staff Team, Author

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  1. Don Massenzio 4 years ago

    Reblogged this on Don Massenzio's Blog.

  2. dasoulstriker 4 years ago

    Thanks so much with these powerful tips in changing our lives and we sure takes notes from word till last word,Spread word 🙂 🙂 🙂 thanks again


  3. OaktownVibes 4 years ago

    This was beautifully written. I wish more people understood the concept of being cautious about the company we keep. We will be as successful as the people we associate with. Peace and love to you!
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    • Nina 4 years ago

      Thank you for reading my post and for commenting. I agree, the people we choose to associate ourselves with matter. As the saying goes, birds of the same feathers fock together! ?

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  5. anrose1017 4 years ago

    Reblogged this on anrose1017.

  6. anrose1017 4 years ago

    Very well said. It’s true that we don’t have to tolerate toxic people in our lives. We make our own path and we don’t need negative people to control us. We have to keep moving forward and have faith in ourselves.

  7. Joan E Wilder Inc. 4 years ago

    Hi Nina, I think this is a great post ! Can I share via email?

  8. Madison 4 years ago

    Love this!!!

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  11. Useful, concise and covers an important topic! Thanks

  12. kalpana143 4 years ago

    yes its great. self esteem means what we are the value with others and what value we give to others how much valuble we are and how much value others give to us.

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  15. agraya45 4 years ago

    Totally true! We should keep our self esteem preserved. If we follow those steps, nobody can put you down in your eyes. Infact, nobody have the right to do that so don’t let anybody do that.

  16. chainbreakercorporation 4 years ago

    Very inspirational, thanks for sharing!

  17. Claudia Hernandez 4 years ago

    So important!!! Great post 🙂

  18. applebitsblog 4 years ago

    Great post! Thanks!?

  19. Prasenjeet Gautam 4 years ago

    Agreed. Self esteem helps you to develop your life.To protect your self-esteem is an art.

  20. Broken Crayons 4 years ago

    Rightly said! Thanks for sharing this 🙂
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  21. dudimadge 4 years ago

    Thats as honest as it gets

  22. Emmanuel Asiedu 4 years ago

    Great post here . Thanks

    • Author
      Nina 4 years ago

      Thank you for taking the time to read! I appreciate your comment. ?

  23. wish 93 4 years ago

    Nice post…

  24. Your inspiration ??

  25. God's Anointed 4 years ago

    super great
    i loved it


  26. Pinkspen 4 years ago

    Great list and so true. Our self esteem plays a major role in our behaviors! Fear and self-esteem go hand-in-hand when it comes to what we allow ourselves to believe what we can and can’t do. Thank you for sharing and please check out my blog. I would love your feedback!

  27. Pulamolomo 4 years ago

    Learning to appreciate myself and smiling at myself more, boosted my self esteem after two years of being immobile (courtesy of PDST & MS) and now I can make fun of my floppy belly because I now appreciate each step I am able to take without assistance. With high self esteem and self appreciations comes the ability to give more of my best to those that truly need it, hubby and kids.
    Great post indeed.

    • Author
      Nina 4 years ago

      Thank you for your generous comment! It put a huge smile in my face! ?

  28. A J 4 years ago

    All we need is to live life with our dignity, integrity and self- esteem intact. Kudos on a post well written.

  29. lifestyleforyoureyes 4 years ago

    Great post! Truly enjoyed reading this. I can say I am guilty of doing a few things listed above but it is all a work in progress that has to be worked on overtime. I guess the most important thing is recognizing where we you are going wrong so you can correct it

  30. smlkam 4 years ago

    great research and interpretation of what we as humans go through in our daily lives. This will greatly help me in my personal life.

    • Author
      Nina 4 years ago

      Thank you for reading and for your comment. I’m glad to know that my post is helpful to you. ?

  31. Wow I love this! Love how you put the minutes of reading time in the title! Never seen that before, really cool.

  32. parisiandreamblog 4 years ago

    Great article!

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  34. myyzenndenn 4 years ago

    Woww! Absolutely loved it! This is extremely helpful and needed especially in today’s generation. Most teenagers and young women have so many problems with self esteem. Its truly unfortunate, but this is very helpful! Thanks a lot for this!

    • Author
      Nina 4 years ago

      Thank you! I’m glad that you love my post and find it helpful. ?

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  36. shamimsobhani 4 years ago

    Yes, I agree with you on choosing your company correctly. Negativity surrounds us on a daily basis so it’s important to try to avoid it.

    • Author
      Nina 4 years ago

      Exactly! We are influenced by our environment whether we like to or not. It’s always better to be in the company of people with better dispositions. ?

  37. digmylife 4 years ago

    I am mostly by myself, I am ok with it. I enjoy my company, I also do not have friends for a reason. I want someone smarter than me, more interesting than me, funnier than me. Those traits are hard to come by,2 out 3 would be good. I will take funnier but not idiotic, smarter always. Funnier, probably, would be jealous but glad for the laughter.

    • Author
      Nina 4 years ago

      I understand how smarter people could influence us and we do learn more from them, so you have a good point. Although we can always learn from people of various walks in life. We may learn from them in a positive way that we could adapt ourselves or in a negative way- like things thay we could prevent from experiencing. ?

  38. trendsandrelations 4 years ago

    I love this list and definitely agree it improves your self esteem!!!

    • Author
      Nina 4 years ago

      Thank you! I aporeciate your feedback. I’m glad that you agree with me. ?

  39. Missteriousmisty 4 years ago

    this is a great post! realizations come rolling towards me as I read this post, it is good to see reminders like this, thank you!

    • Author
      Nina 4 years ago

      Thank you! I appreciate your feedback. I’m happy to know how my post affected you. Glad that you find it helpful. ?

  40. soloveley12 4 years ago

    I enjoyed reading this. I have a project that I’m doing on Self Confidence and this definitely gives me some useful information to tell my participants!

    • Author
      Nina 4 years ago

      Great! I’m glad that you enjoyed my post and find it helpful. I wish you well on your project! ?

  41. classyqueeny 4 years ago

    I struggle the most with 2 and 4 but working on it. Great post, thanks for sharing. ?

    • Author
      Nina 4 years ago

      I think most people have a hard time dealing with criticism. Even I don’t like the feeling of being criticized. But if it’s something that would help us be better, then we can welcome the opportunity for improvement: but if we’re criticized just for others to let us down, then we should ignore it! ?

  42. astoldbysid 4 years ago

    I needed this. I need to print this out to be honest. Thanks for posting! 🙂

  43. MindsetUpgrade 4 years ago

    It is VERY important to choose carefully who you keep around you. We naturally become more like the people around us whether we want to or not. Choose wisely!

    • Author
      Nina 4 years ago

      You are exactly right! People influence us whether we like it or not, and other people’s mood affects us too. They either drain or inspire us!

  44. kingsofmadness 4 years ago

    Simple steps for a better life I guess!

  45. ensignraquiñones 4 years ago

    Thanks for this. This is ver helpful!

  46. ensignraquiñones 4 years ago

    Thank you for this. I’m in doubt about building my own blog. But thank you. I’m doing my best to show my own personality on my blog.


  47. AmandaShowsYou 4 years ago

    Reblogged this on Amanda Shows You and commented:
    Couldn’t have said it any better…

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  49. rockboykc 4 years ago

    You have good behavior

  50. rockboykc 4 years ago

    Ur great

  51. Prashasti Patel 4 years ago

    Nina – I really like this content….
    ? .. coz.. i m very much concerned about self esteem…. n what i m going through… ? really bad situation.

  52. -Eugenia 4 years ago

    This is very enlightening. Thank you for sharing.

  53. ALLTHINGSCHELSEA 3 years ago

    Love this! x

  54. malisehoney 3 years ago

    Great post, with amazing tips! Would love to hear some thoughts and feedback on my first official content piece about ‘a change for the better’? https://malisehoney.wordpress.com/2017/05/02/a-change-for-the-better/

  55. stabin 3 years ago

    Thank you for the article

  56. youlivefully 3 years ago

    Amazing post..?

  57. fireinyoursoul 3 years ago

    Great read. Please also read my similar blog on Ignoring at http://fireinyoursoul.com/2017/06/01/ignore/

  58. Life in few words. 3 years ago

    Really inspiring.

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  60. positivelyappealing 3 years ago

    Enjoyed your article very much, so thank you. 🙂 It is always a happy day to find like minded bloggers!

  61. Very nice reminder 🙂

  62. Shimonkepha 3 years ago

    This is true but I have to add that according to this article (http://www.shimonkepha.com/?p=230) we should first define our personal boundaries: the limit to which we do things and people interact with us at various levels.

  63. Li 3 years ago

    Brilliant thank you for this ??

  64. depatridge 3 years ago

    Reblogged this on Matthews' Blog and commented:
    My word, this is a great piece and guide.

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