Creating The Best Version Of You
When you have low self-confidence, it can sometimes feel as though every day is a struggle. You may find it difficult to get out of bed in the mornings, and you may even develop mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression, as a result.
As anyone will tell you, this is no way to live, and feeling like this can seriously influence your potential and your ability to live the life you’ve always dreamed of. However, as anyone in the same situation will also tell you, it’s not always that easy to just ‘snap out of it.’ Many people with low self-esteem have found that their issues have built up over a number of years, meaning that it can often be hard to get to the root of them. The best thing to do is to work out what exactly it is that is holding you back, and how you can move forward to address whatever it is.
Stop comparing yourself to others
It’s ironic that even when we try to be the best version of ourselves, so many of us constantly look to other people for comparison and for reassurance. This is a dangerous way to start out, as once you start taking an overt interest in the lives of others, your own life can sometimes fall by the wayside. Social media has been this even more apparent in recent years, as millions of people every day upload images and statuses shouting about how great their lives are. If you find that you are spending hours each week scrolling through social media and wondering why your life isn’t like that yet, stop! You never know what is real and what isn’t online. Take the time you spend scrolling to focus on you and you alone – that is when you will start to see real changes.
Look good, feel good
Our body-image is another facet that can have a huge impact on our confidence and the way in which we carry ourselves. Being self-conscious is never fun, and can make even the most brazen extrovert feel as though they want to shy away from social situations. Of course, there is more to life than how we look. But if a certain aspect of your body is bothering you to the point that it affects your daily life, you may want to do something about it. Find a trusted medical aesthetic doctor and explain your concerns to him or her. There are plenty of procedures, ranging from non-invasive to surgical, that can easily rid you of any body hang-ups you may be harboring.
Just show up
Far too many of us are overly concerned with the idea of failure. We measure ourselves and our society on our successes, and as a result, when something goes our way, we can take it pretty badly. Try and wean yourself out of this headspace, and instead give yourself kudos for simply having a go. For example, you may feel completely out of your depth at that new business course you signed up to. But simply by attending, you are one step closer to your goal than you would be if you had just stayed at home.
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