5 Great Phone Apps to Help Improve Self Esteem

Updated: Jul 6, 2021

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

Everyone struggles with low confidence occasionally, but people with low self-esteem are unhappy or unsatisfied with themselves most of the time, holding them back from making intimate connections with others and reaching their most desired goals and potentials. The good news this, it can be remedied, but it takes attention and daily practice. Luckily, technology makes it easier to access tools for developing and maintaining healthier emotional habits for anyone looking to boost their esteem.

Here are my top five picks for self-esteem boosting apps:

Simply Being: A positive self-image results from 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 and, Android.

ThinkUp: This is the most popular iPhone app ( also available on Android devices) for positive affirmations and motivation that enables you to record and store positive affirmations in your own voice to help banish negative or unhelpful thoughts and build a more positive mindset. ThinkUp also provides a range of affirmations tailored to different needs including, sleep, stress relief, and relationships. Affirmations can be played with music to aid with sleep and relaxation, and you can create your own to make them more personal to you.

Happier: 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 local soup kitchen. The idea is that by feeling grateful and feel more positivity about ourselves and our lives.

Cognitive Diary CBT Self-Help: Low self-esteem shows up in our lives as a wall, which keeps us from reaching our full potential and fulfillment. To live an authentic life, these walls need to come down. Cognitive Diary aims to teach users to establish specific 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 app is based on tools of cognitive-behavioral therapy developed by a licensed and practicing psychotherapist.

Shine: This is a female-focused, self-care app that aims to help users "rest, heal and grow through difficulty." Its focus is self-improvement, and it delivers motivational messages through text and audio. Shine also offers an inclusive community so you can connect with other members at any time.

If you’ve tried some of these apps or, deep down, believe you need more help boost your self-esteem, please get in touch with me today. I would be happy to speak with you about how I may be able to help.


Netsanet Tegegn, LCSW- EMDR therapist in Virginia Beach

Netsanet Tegegn, LCSW, is a Psychotherapist in Virginia Beach who provides individualized counseling services for those who wish to create long-lasting and positive changes in their lives...

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