How to Improve Your Self-Confidence
Self-confidence is important in your day-to-day life and is linked to you being fulfilled and happy. Understanding how to build your self-esteem takes practice but can have a positive impact on your life. Here are some tips to help you feel more confident daily.
Recognise your positive traits
Learning to love yourself can be challenging when you have low self-esteem, but a good place to start is by identifying your positive traits.
One way to do this is to start making a note of any negative thoughts you have about yourself. Then, to counteract them, make a list of positive things about yourself. It could also help to put that list somewhere you can see it regularly. By looking over it frequently, these mantras will become engrained and help to get rid of the negative thoughts.
Toxic relationships – whether with a partner, family member, or friends – can cause self-esteem issues. Identifying when these relationships are no longer good for you and how to set healthy boundaries that reflect the way you manage your life can help to keep your mindset positive.
Part of being able to set healthy boundaries is being able to communicate your limits to people. Do not be afraid to reiterate those boundaries if needed – it can help prevent people from taking advantage of you.
Show yourself love
Taking time out of your busy schedule to practice things like mindfulness, self-care, and activities that make you happy can go a long way to improving your mental health.
Holding on to clothes and possessions with negative connotations can be damaging to your self-esteem. It may be time for a declutter. This will allow you to think about what items and garments you genuinely enjoy.
If there are clothes that you are unsure about because they may not fit your style, experimenting with different fashion options could unlock new confidence. Why not try getting dressed up and adding some black stockings to complete your new look?
In a world where our reliance on social media is greater than ever, it can be so easy to compare every iota of our lives to someone else’s. In reality, we know that people only post the highlights and positives of their lives, so it may be worth learning how to manage that and reduce the amount you compare yourself to people you often do not even know.
When you feel overwhelmed, remind yourself that everyone has their own story and you never know what is actually going on behind the scenes of a social media photo. A gratitude journal is also a strategy that could help. Make time either daily or weekly to reflect and write down positive things that happened to you and positive actions you took.
A social media detox could also help. Set a time frame and refrain from any social media in that period. You could fill that time with a new hobby or focusing on your own self-care.