Confidence Building: How to Build Self Confidence and Self Esteem
Self confidence and self esteem are both very important values that define every aspects of our lives. However, it’s not easy for everyone to find them within themselves. Sometimes we need a little guidance, which is why I’m writing this article for you today.
People who lack self confidence and self esteem often find themselves having a hard time finding success, not just at work, but also in their personal lives.
A healthy self-esteem will improve your life in many different ways. First of all, we’re all more attracted to confident people. This means that people will take more notice of you and pay more attention to what you have to share.
What’s more, confidence and self esteem open the door to better job opportunities, better relationships, and overall success.
It’s important to understand that confidence is a skill and self esteem is something that needs to be nurtured. This means that you can actually work on them and find them within yourself.
All you need is the right tools, which is why I bring you some strategies that will help you build your self confidence and self esteem every day.
1. Practice Mindfulness
Mindfulness is very important, especially when we’re trying to make changes in our lives. If we are not capable of recognizing our issues, then we won’t be able to do anything about them.
When it comes to self confidence and self esteem, becoming aware of how we talk to ourselves is key. If we identify the negativity in our self-talk, we’ll be able to correct it. Without this kind of awareness, it’s easy to go on limiting ourselves.
We all have negative thoughts from time to time, but they’re just thoughts. More importantly, they’re our thoughts, so we can control them and redirect them!
2. Change the Narrative
We all have our own personal narrative; this narrative shapes our perception of ourselves and it defines the image we have our ourselves. We may not be aware of the narrative, but it’s there.
That’s why it’s important to look inside ourselves and understand where the narrative comes from and what it’s based on. Where did it start? When and where did we receive all those messages we’re used to telling ourselves?
Sometimes that narrative can be negative. The good news is that narratives are learned, which means they can be unlearned and replaced with a better one. Negative messages become habits by repetition, but you can stop that.
Ask yourself what you wished you believed about yourself and replace the negative messages with your answers!
3. Practice Visualization
Visualization is a very useful technique for many things, but today it’s all about your self image. This technique consists in creating an image of yourself, an image that you’re proud of, free of all your negative perceptions of yourself.
This negative perception of yourself is mistaken and visualization can help you correct it. Visualize yourself the way you want to be, the way you wish you were, and allow that image to be your inspiration.
4. Recognize the Power of Affirmations
Affirmations are powerful tools that will help you get rid of all the negative beliefs you hold about yourself.
We behave in accordance with what we think about ourselves, so it’s important to make a lasting change in our self image. Affirmations are basically positive statements that we repeat to ourselves in a conscious manner.
The more constant we are with our affirmations, the more they will change our self image and help us correct our inner narrative.
For example, if you have issues with accepting and loving your body, say something you appreciate or like about yourself every time you look in the mirror. Every time, affirm something to yourself about your body.
Do this with every other aspect of yourself that you struggle to admire and you’ll see that your self image will improve over time.
5. Avoid Comparing Yourself to Others
Comparisons often lead to despair and we all know it, but sometimes that doesn’t stop us. We’ve all done it; we’ve all compared ourselves to people we admire and then we beat ourselves up over it.
When we make comparisons, we forget that every single one of us have our own struggles. We don’t know what others had to go through to achieve their goals.
More than that, the fact that they achieved their goals doesn’t mean we won’t achieve our own. Find inspiration in other people’s accomplishments, but don’t use it as a way to feed your negativity.
6. Channel Your Inner Strengths
We all have strengths and weaknesses; the key is to focus on the strengths and nurture them. These aspects of ourselves are what fuel our confidence and it’s necessary to turn to them every time we doubt ourselves.
We need to come to terms with the fact that we will fail sometimes because we simply can’t do everything perfectly. What’s important is that we remind ourselves that our failures don’t define us if we don’t let them.
Learn to put everything in perspective and your life will be that much easier. Not to mention that your self confidence and self esteem will benefit greatly from this.
Trust me, if you practice these strategies, you will find yourself feeling more confident and your self-esteem will become healthier with each passing day. All it takes is purpose and the will to take control of your narrative.
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