are all sorts of things you can do to improve your self-esteem, from embarking
on a course of psychotherapy, to joining a support group, to starting a
journal. Challenging and turning around those negative voices and building a
more positive self-perception does take some work, but you don’t have to do it
by yourself. You can get the help of a smartphone app and start straight away.
There’s a number to choose from based on sound psychological techniques such as
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), mediation and guided programs.
Cognitive Behavior Therapy
well-established psychological technique aimed at resetting your mindset and
Diary helps you challenge your negative beliefs in a methodical way using a
diary system to record your thought patterns, beliefs,
your mind on the positive aspects of your life.
Mindfit helps you stop the negative
thought patterns and work towards positive goals.
Proven to calm and de-stress the mind and essentially reprogram it to think more
Being has guided meditations or
nature sounds to help you relax and de-stress.
Buddhify has some short situation-based meditations that can be used anywhere,
even on your daily commute.
Insight Timer has
thousands of free mediations and visualizations
including ones focused on self-esteem, self-confidence, positive thinking and
A more structured approach to change thought habits
a course-based approach of 10 thirty-minute sessions for completion over thirty
ThinkUp takes a slightly different approach,
allowing you to build a program specifically for you. You choose from a range
of affirmations which you record in your voice and then set to your choice of music.
can support you while you work with a counselor, or while you’re completing a
course. They can be another of the incremental steps you take to improve your
self-worth. Many of the apps given here have online communities or groups you
can join for added support and encouragement. It’s up to you to find one that
is the right fit for you!