Everybody loses their confidence once in a while and feel like they’re not good enough. However, when feelings of inadequacy become persistent, you may be suffering from low self-esteem.
Self-esteem is the opinion that you have of yourself and even when times are tough it should be a good one. When you feel positive about yourself you feel good about your life. If you are currently suffering from low self-esteem here are some tips to help boost your confidence.
Acknowledge Your Strengths
We all have gifts and talents. This means that we are all good at something. Is there something that you’re good at that you have not done in a while? Maybe it’s time to start gardening, singing, or painting again. Getting involved in what you are good at is a great way to boost your self-esteem quickly.
Affirmations are a great way to boost your morale. Look in the mirror on a daily basis and encourage yourself just as you would a friend or a relative. Tell yourself all the opposite of what you are actually thinking. Not only is this a good exercise in discipline but it actually works. Over time you will begin to feel better about yourself.
The relationships you build are extremely important. They will either drag you down or uplift you. One way to ensure that you stay positive is to remove people from your life who make you feel bad about yourself. It may be because of their actions or the words they say. Whatever it is ensure that you try to build relationships with people who will encourage you and your goals.
People pleasing too much can damage your self esteem, it is important to set boundaries.There are times when you must say no for your own sanity. Never say yes to something when you really want to say no to it. If you say yes when you really should say no then you will become angry and depressed by having to do something you really don’t want to do.
Push yourself a little but not too much. Challenges make life exciting and conquering them can boost your self-esteem. There’s something about knowing that you have conquered a goal that you may have thought you couldn’t that helps you to feel better about yourself.
If there is something you want to achieve, set small goals for it, each time you manage to achieve it, give yourself a pat on the shoulder. it’s okay to acknowledge that you have done something that you never thought possible.
It can be hard to acknowledge that you may need help. If you do need help there’s nothing to be ashamed of. Getting professional help through counseling therapy is one way of putting yourself on the right path to feeling better about yourself. Therapists are trained professionals who will help you to build your self esteem in an atmosphere where you feel nurtured and validated.