Are you one of the many people who sometimes struggle to make real improvements to their life?
If so, an excellent start to making those improvements for the better happen would be to work on increasing your self-confidence and self-esteem.
Improving ourselves means more than occasional exercise or eating the right food.
It can be hard to make improving yourself a priority when you have so many other things on your plate.
Even though you know that you should make yourself a priority to excel in all the other areas of your life.
So what are you waiting for?
“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself.”
― Harvey Fierstein
These self-improvement tips for developing self-confidence and self-esteem might inspire you to take action now.
In this regard, it doesn’t matter if you are over 50, over 30 or over 80 😉
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Learn how and why these methods will help you have a better life and feel better about yourself
21 Self-confidence and self-esteem tips
- Accept your achievements.
Being thankful and humble is one thing, but denying your results or thinking of them as a mistake is self-defeating.
Learn to accept and even revel in your achievements.
- Self-confidence comes from within.
It has nothing to do with what others think or say about you.
But it has everything to do with what you think of yourself.
Make sure what you think about yourself is not skewed by others.
- Thinking positive thoughts is excellent, but you have to also act on them.
Actions make them real and give them more staying power.
- Don’t confuse feelings and facts.
Feelings are fleeting, and they will change.
Just because you feel unworthy doesn’t mean that you are unworthy.
Keep things in perspective and remind yourself that this feeling will pass.
- Self Confidence: Accept your weakness and focus on your strengths.
Perfection does not serve anyone.
Be Aware Of Self-Talk
- Be aware of your self-talk.
The minute you’re conscious of a negative thought.
Replace it with something positive.
Do this throughout the day.
Thinking positively will soon become a habit you can keep for a lifetime.
- The more goals you achieve, the more you train your brain to align itself with success.
- Journal your thoughts.
Analyze them to determine if your limitations are real or imagined.
- Surround yourself with confident, happy people.
Mimic their actions until you feel it deep in your soul.
- Remember, failure does not define you.
It only means something did not work.
Shrug it off and try again.
- Looking your best elevates your self-esteem.
To keep a youthful appearance, avoid perfumes and lotions with coconut oil and orange oil.
They contain psoralen, which is known to speed up the aging process.
- Prepare yourself.
Consider what’s the worst that can happen.
Imagine how you will handle it.
Now that you’ve envisioned the worst and know how to take care of it, you can focus on doing your best.
- Build your self-esteem on facts.
Identify your proven strengths and competencies.
Gather the evidence or proof.
Use the evidence to bolster your self-esteem and confidence level.
- Empty generic affirmations don’t help.
For affirmations to work well, they must be believable and do-able.
Affirmations should be positive, facts about you.
There has to be something in the affirmation that you believe.
- Learn to tolerate or accept positive feedback.
Your ability to accept positive comments is important.
Just reply, “Thank you.”
When you allow the positive in and outwardly react to feedback positively, you build self-esteem.
- Demonstrate your strengths and abilities by joining related groups and teams.
Practice and focus on your strengths as much as possible.
This helps you build a solid foundation for success and strengthens your body of “proof.”
- Self-confidence based on a belief in your competence, ability to learn and solve problems, as well as your self-worth.
Nurture these three areas by developing each one and learning to believe in yourself.
- Allow yourself to feel pride, satisfaction, pleasure, related to your talents, skills, characteristics, accomplishments, etc.
When you allow yourself to believe positive, proof-based things about yourself, you nourish your self-esteem.
- Everyone wants social acceptance.
They often try to please people.
However, self-acceptance and appreciation are far more beneficial to your health and well-being.
You can’t please everyone.
You can please and accept yourself.
- Confidence is your belief in your ability to succeed.
It’s often a result of experiencing multiple successes.
It’s essential to find balance in this area.
Too much can result in unwise, risky choices.
Too little can prevent you from trying.
- Everything new to you has a learning curve and is a challenge.
Don’t label efforts to learn with a “fail” status because it’s a process. Include an encouraging “not yet” status, indicating intention, determination, and hope.
“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.” J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan