Self-esteem worksheets are a tool that can be used to assess where you most need work on your own sense of self-worth and value. You may have a vague idea that you are having a problem with
but feel unsure what areas are causing you the most problems or what you should do to begin to improve. These worksheets help answer the question “Where do I begin to work on my self-esteem?”
provided below, or design your own with a blank piece of paper or journal. The point is to take the time to assess how you feel about yourself so you can begin work on your problem areas or make a plan to reach goals that are eluding you.
1. How do you feel about your appearance? Do you think you are more or less attractive than other people? What areas do you think you could improve in order to help
raise your self-esteem?
2. Looking back over your job history, how do you feel about your job or career accomplishments? What career accomplishment or skills are you most proud of? Do you think you are meeting your potential? Do you have a goal or dream that you haven’t pursued such as writing a book or starting your own business? What is holding you back?
3. How do you feel about your interactions with other people? Are you nervous around people you don’t know? Or are you more uptight around relatives or coworkers? Are you satisfied with your marriage or current partner? If you are in a committed relationship, are you able to assert your needs within your relationship?
4. What are you most proud of in your life? What do you hope to be remembered for? What goal do you want to meet before you die? What steps are you taking to get there? Is lack of faith in yourself holding you back?
WORKSHEET #2: LISTENING TO OTHER PEOPLE
Other people’s opinions should never be the most important thing in your life. For one thing, you may react to what you think people are thinking rather than what they’re actually thinking.
1. What is the nicest thing anyone has ever said about you? Have you ever received any special awards or commendations?
2. Ask your closest friends or family members for positive feedback. For example, ask them what they think your best quality is or what you should be proudest of.
3. Keep a log listing every nice thing that is ever said about you. A collection of little compliments and memories of praise can give you courage and strength on difficult days.
These are two examples of self-esteem worksheets that can be used as tools to focus on your self-esteem. Feel free to create your own. The important thing is to take the time to work on improving any weak areas. Getting started is often the hardest part.