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Powerful ways to Improve Confidence and Self-Esteem

Welcome to our post where we try to help with lack of confidence and low self esteem! If you're reading this, it's likely that you or someone you know is struggling with these issues. It can be tough to feel like you don't have the confidence or self-worth that you want and deserve, and it can hold you back in many areas of your life. But the good news is that with a bit of understanding and effort, it is possible to improve your confidence and self-esteem. In this post, we will explore what confidence and self-esteem are, how they can be affected by different factors, and what you can do to build them up. Whether you're looking to improve your own self-worth or support someone else, we hope you find this information helpful.

Here are a few tips that may help boost your self-confidence:

  1. Set achievable goals for yourself and work towards them consistently. This can help you feel a sense of accomplishment and improve your self-esteem.

  2. Surround yourself with positive, supportive people who believe in you and your abilities.

  3. Practice self-care and prioritize your physical and mental well-being. This can help you feel good about yourself and improve your confidence.

  4. Learn to accept compliments graciously and believe in your own worth.

  5. Challenge negative thoughts and beliefs about yourself, and try to replace them with more positive, empowering ones.

  6. Take care of your appearance and dress in a way that makes you feel good about yourself.

  7. Stand up straight and make eye contact when speaking to others. This can help you feel more assertive and confident.

  8. Speak up for yourself and don't be afraid to express your opinions and assert your boundaries.

  9. Practice self-compassion and treat yourself with the same kindness and understanding that you would offer to a friend.

  10. Remember that everyone makes mistakes and it's okay to fail. Instead of beating yourself up, focus on learning from your mistakes and moving forward.

Ultimately, building self-confidence is a journey and it may take time and effort to see results. The most important thing is to be patient with yourself and to keep working on developing a healthier, more positive mindset.

An exercise to help you to be more confidence and overcome a lack of Self-Esteem

Take your time to go through this, changes won't happen overnight but in the long run, you will be glad that you made the effort.

1 List the positives

Write a list of all the positive things about yourself – all the things you like, things people have complimented you on, your strengths, talents, and abilities, positive aspects of your character, appearance, etc. Write down everything you can think of.

2 List the negatives

Next, write a list of things you’d like to improve about yourself, or that are still “in process” – things you don’t like about yourself, etc.

3 Re frame the negatives

Now go through the list from #2 and – on a new sheet of paper – write a new positive version for each that “re frames” it in a self-supporting, self-encouraging way, (for example, if you wrote “I can’t jump higher than 2 feet,” you might write the new version of “I’ve increased my jumping ability by 6 inches during the last year” or “I can jump with more accuracy than I could 2 months ago.”

Another example might be if you wrote “I don’t like my face,” you might rewrite it as “my nose gives me a wonderful, unique character all my own” or “my eyes convey my beauty and love very clearly.” Make sure that you are still being honest in the new version you write – only write things that you honestly feel. In some cases, you may need to be creative to find the “silver lining.”

4 Release the negatives

When you are finished, tear up or burn your old list from #2 (to symbolically release the negatives), and keep your original list of positives (from #1) and your new “reframed” list (from #3) to review periodically to help keep your self-esteem on track. Keep in mind that the idea of this exercise is not to reject your self-criticisms, but to first acknowledge them, and then use them as a springboard into a more positive, productive way of thinking about yourself.

Self Hypnosis to boost Confidence and Self-Esteem.

Self Hypnosis can be a great tool to help you to be more confident. ​We have a Self-Hypnosis session HERE All the sessions on our website are written and recorded by Sharon Shinwell. Sharon is a UK qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist who has been helping people to improve their lives for over 20 years.

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