People who struggle with low self-esteem often hold themselves back from making intimate connections with others and reaching their most desired goals. Luckily, technology is making it easier for these people to give their self-esteem a boost.
Here are 4 great phone apps that can help you improve your self-esteem:
A positive self-image is the result of a positive mindset – and that can be the result of daily meditation. Simply Being is a guided meditation app. Users can intensify the experience by adding their own choice of music or selecting from a list of soothing nature sounds. The app is available on iPhone, iPad, Windows, Android, and Blackberry.
Coming at self-esteem from a different angle, Happier focuses on inspiring individuals to gain self-esteem by “mindfully curating what makes you happy.” The app illustrates the many simple ways happiness can be instilled in one’s life. Users could spend a few moments with their pet or volunteer at their favorite charity or nonprofit. The idea is that by feeling grateful we can feel more positivity about ourselves and our lives.
Cognitive Diary CBT Self-Help
A low self-esteem shows up in our lives as a wall; a wall that keeps us from reaching our full potential and fulfillment. To live an authentic life, these walls need to come down. Cognitive Diary aims to do this by teaching users to establish certain triggers and thought patterns that lead to a negative state of mind. Once these triggers are identified, it becomes easier to stay one or more steps ahead. This can help you to change your responses to these identified triggers, enabling you to change your thinking and develop a more positive sense of self.
CBT Thought Record Diary
Similar to the Cognitive Diary there is the CBT Thought Record diary which is also a tool to help you to note, analyze and reframe negative thoughts. For Google play click CBT Thought Record Diary or for Apple or iPhone click here to download the free app. This is a great way to note your thoughts throughout the day and be able to start to recognize negative or faulty thinking patterns and work on reframing them. It is also an excellent reinforcer to help you keep up with doing your therapy homework or a great way to note your thinking patterns between sessions.
There’s no denying that personal development takes time and commitment, but luckily various applications are helping people reach their full potential. This can be a great addition to your therapy work. I have no affiliations with these apps, I only recommend them because they are free and I have found them to be helpful. Maybe you will find them helpful too!
If you’re not already an established client and you’ve tried some of these apps, or, deep down, believe you need more help in boosting your self-esteem, please contact me today. I would be happy to speak with you about how I may be able to help.