If you were confident you would definitely worry less and you would believe in your abilities to succeed in whatever you need to do. You would be happier and less stressed. You would feel more excited about living. New opportunities would become possible for you in an instant. Self confidence helps you to believe that you can overcome the most difficult of challenges and enjoy being successful. Your negativity would be a thing of the past and rather than listen to negative comments from others you would encourage yourself to be the fantastic person you know you can be.
But are we like that all the time? It is very important for you to boost your self esteem on a regular basis. There are energy suckers all around you. You can’t isolate yourself but what you can do is follow these simple steps to keep filling your self esteem pot and be a happier person. After all all we need to do is make the intention to be happy and the rest will follow.
- Quite Your Mind – We all have a negative voice lurking inside us. This voice speaks up when a challenge arises. The key to dealing with your mind is to be aware it’s there. That way, it can’t surprise you. Read more about how to Quite Your Mind here.
- Do Something for Someone – Going out of your way to do something for someone else could well transform the way you feel about yourself. It makes you think positively about yourself. Plan your act of kindness today.
- Set Your Bar Realistically – Don’t bite off more than you can chew. Setting yourself challenges is the right thing to do. The key is to be realistic with your plans. You are looking for achievable challenges, not impossible ones.
- Cement Your Successes – Each night before you go to bed, write down three positive things that happened or that you did during the day. Then smile. Do this every night for the foreseeable future.
- Try Something Completely New – You need to think completely differently. You need to think of “new” as exciting and different. Not scary and impossible. It’s vert important to change your mind-set here.
- Know How People See You – Be sure people see you the way you think they do. Most people get this wrong and think they come across worse than they actually do. They stop themselves doing things as a result.
- Stop Apologizing – There’s no need to keep apologizing. By saying sorry, you are sending the message to people that you doubt yourself. Only say sorry if you actually need to.
- Stop Comparing Yourself – Try to base your expectations of yourself on what you do and your own aspirations, not what others are doing. There is nothing positive to be gained from worrying about how you compare to others.
Begin to practice self-esteem fostering thoughts and behaviors. Start acting as though you believe in yourself and love who you are even if your feelings haven’t caught up. Give yourself legitimate reasons to feel proud, accomplished, and worthwhile through learning, personal growth, goal-setting and achievement.