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How To Give Your Self-Esteem A Boost


Throughout the day, your confidence and self-esteem may fluctuate, but if you find that yours doesn’t seem to be on the rise at all, it is time to take action. It is also important to see if it is a ‘blip’ or if it is something that is of concern and needs a visit to the GP to discuss. 

 

If you’ve just hit a bit of a low patch and been going through some life changes and a lot of ‘stuff’, here are some tips to help you gather up and put your best foot forward. 

Self-esteem vs confidence

In very basic terms, confidence is your belief in your abilities and yourself. And it is subject to change based on what you might be doing. For example, if someone asks you a question that is in your professional field or interest, you will be confident in your reply. If you were to be asked something that sits outside of your knowledge, you’d feel less confident in your answer. 

 

Self-esteem is connected to how much value and appreciation you have for yourself. Self-esteem changes with interactions with people and our experiences. Self-esteem feeds into confidence, but you can have higher confidence and low self-esteem. 

 

So how can you increase your self-esteem? And how can you keep feeding into it? 

Thinking 

When we think about the value you place in yourself, what do you think? Do you think you make a difference? Are you important? How often do you disparage yourself? These things matter a lot. How you talk to yourself matters more than how others talk to you and ultimately will have the highest impact. 

 

Reframe your thinking to say to yourself that you are of value. 

Changes

Small changes can make a big impact; bigger changes can make a phenomenal impact. Sometimes we put the things off that have the potential to help us through. For some people, getting the big chop on the hair sparks a new beginning. 

 

For others, they want to take a course or change their career. It could even be as simple as learning to swim or getting your teeth in the shape you want (more information here). A combination of internal and external changes can make a significant difference. 

Positivity (but not toxic)

For a long time, there has been an idea that you have to be positive all the time (toxic positivity), no matter what. It is seen frequently and preveniently within the workplace, but it can also be seen among friends and family. Being positive doesn’t mean you need to repress or ignore things that impact you. Instead, looking for the good parts of your day or the job you are doing can help significantly. 

Know Yourself Better

We change a lot over time, and sometimes we are too busy to notice those changes. So we keep doing things that we have outgrown, and they don’t really feel right anymore. So it can be a good idea to reassess your goals in your career and life. 

 

Start to take more notice of your achievements no matter how ‘small’ you might think they are – and look at what you find important. 

 

If you want to work more on your confidence, then here are some quick tips to help you get there: 3 Ways To Find More Confidence In The Person You Are – Product Review Cafe.

 


Samantha hails from Virginia and is a proud wife to a retired Deputy Sheriff and mother to two amazing little boys named Jack & William. A veteran product reviewer; Samantha has been reviewing products for 12 years and offers high quality product reviews with original photography.

Samantha hails from Virginia and is a proud wife to a retired Deputy Sheriff and mother to two amazing little boys named Jack & William. A veteran product reviewer; Samantha has been reviewing products for 12 years and offers high quality product reviews with original photography.

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