Basic tips to build one's self esteem include taking a self-inventory, self-exploration, willingness to adjust personal image, and avoiding comparisons with other people. Focusing on accomplishments, learning from mistakes, avoiding perfection and setting realistic goals can all help build self-esteem, according to Psych Central.
Other ways increase self-esteem are to review and appreciate past achievements, determine personal strengths and set new goals. Positive self-talk and fostering new and interesting hobbies can also increase self-confidence, according to Reachout.com. Other confidence-building tips include being assertive, forgetting the past, appreciating special qualities, avoiding worrying and exercise, as explained by the Better Health Channel.