Confidence is what healthy self-esteem looks and feels like. When self-confidence is increased, doors begin to open to more personal and professional achievements.
We need to build self-confidence in order to succeed in many aspects of our life:
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Improving your self-esteem will lead you to a happier and more fulfilling life. There are things you can do to increase your self-esteem, your confidence, and your well-being. Start with these steps from Mayo Clinic:
Step 1: Identify troubling conditions or situations
Think about the conditions or situations that seem to deflate your self-esteem. Common triggers might include:
Step 2: Become aware of thoughts and beliefs
Once you’ve identified troubling conditions or situations, pay attention to your thoughts. This includes your self-talk (what you tell yourself) and your interpretation of what the situation means. Your thoughts and beliefs might be positive, negative or neutral. They might be rational, based on reasons or facts, or irrational, based on false ideas.
Step 3: Challenge negative or inaccurate thinking
Your initial thoughts might not be the only possible way to view a situation, so test the accuracy of your thoughts. Ask yourself whether your view is consistent with facts and logic or whether other explanations for the situation might be plausible.
Be aware that it’s sometimes tough to recognize inaccuracies in thinking. Most people have automatic, long-standing ways of thinking about their lives and themselves. These long-held thoughts and beliefs can feel normal and factual, but many are actually just opinions or perceptions.
Step 4: Adjust your thoughts and beliefs
Replace negative or inaccurate thoughts with accurate, constructive thoughts. Try these strategies:
Practicing these steps will allow you to begin to recognize the thoughts and beliefs that are contributing to your low self-esteem and you can actively counter them, helping you accept your value as a person.