Self esteem is a hugely talked about topic nowadays, and I hear people suffering with it all the time. I myself used to really struggle with a lack of confidence and low self esteem as well, but over the last couple of years I have managed to improve it drastically by doing the following five steps. Just to be realistic though, you have to be patient and work on these things day in and day out for them to actually make a difference to you.
1. Listening and caring about what others think of you
Let it go. Stop worrying about how people portray you and just carry on being true to yourself. This is something that I’ve had to focus on the most over the last couple of years and I honestly feel like I’ve grown so much as a person, just from not worrying about other people’s thoughts.
2. Following people on social media that give you a negative feeling when you see their posts
Why would you want someone to make you feel down? If they aren’t your friend or someone you look up to, simply unfollow them.
3. Comparing yourself to others
This is completely normal, and everyone does it at some point in their lives, but please stop doing this and start taking care of yourself instead. Reflect on your own achievements or strengths and find something to feel proud about, everyone is good at something- even if it’s a personality trait like loyalty.
4. Not doing more of what makes you happy and less of what makes you sad
This can totally have an affect on your confidence and even applies to wearing the things that you love to wear rather than the things you dislike. Being happy will certainly transform your mindset.
5. Not being grateful for the little things in life
OK, I’ve actually always been good at this one, but I wanted to share it with you guys anyway. I’m always so grateful and appreciative of the little things. Probably over the top grateful actually, but I find that it helps with my own confidence and can make a difference to yours too.
Set yourself a challenge to start letting go of the negativity around you. Unfollow it. Stop wearing it. Start ignoring it.
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