As kids we have all been asked this question, what do you want to be when you grow up? We would answer with confidence: A ballerina! A doctor! An artist! However, as we grow up this confidence fades away. We start being concerned about our physical appearance and what others think of us. We may experience self-doubt which affects our relationships and limits our performance at work, school, etc. In order to empower ourselves and reach our highest potential, we must learn to accept and love our flaws.
Raising your self-esteem is a challenging task, as it requires to continuously work on yourself and practice self-love. The first step is recognising the lowest point of your confidence and its root causes. Remember self-confidence is how you perceive yourself and not how others see you. Here are some tips on how you can empower yourself:
Stop Comparing yourself to others: It is important to understand that everyone has different strengths and opportunities in life. Instead of comparing yourself to others, try working on the qualities you want to develop to become the best version of yourself.
Work hard: If you want to improve any aspect of your life, you should have dedication and perseverance. For example, if you want to lose weight, you could go to the gym regularly. Try not giving up in the first month! You could set short- and long-term goals and work hard to achieve them.
Removing toxic people from your life: Toxic people bring negativity, lower self-esteem and prevent you from moving forward. Identifying and removing these people from your life, however difficult it may be, is essential for your own well-being and self-development.
Spending time with yourself: Developing self-knowledge is a route to happiness and fulfilment. Try investing time to identify your strengths, weaknesses and emotional triggers. Be honest with yourself about your flaws and the bad habits you would like to change. You could try reading personal development books, as they tend to be inspiring and insightful.
Let go of past failures: As painful or as devastating a failure might be, it is still an opportunity to begin again. Don’t let failures break your confidence, instead try to learn as much as you can from them. Remember that failures do not define you, your determination to succeed does.
Looking after yourself: Taking care of yourself will help boost your confidence and can improve your relationship with others. Try maintaining a good diet by eating healthy and drinking lots of water. Exercising regularly is also vital for well-being and feeling more confident. Practising meditation will help you clear your mind and get rid of negative thoughts.
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