‘Self esteem’- something you probably had by the bucket load as a kid. You probably thought you could do anything, or achieve anything you want. But over time, life has a funny way of putting you down. A failure here, a heartbreak there or a nasty comment there; it can all chip away at your self worth and make you lose confidence in yourself and your abilities. But it doesn’t have to be this way, self worth is so important and so you should do everything you can to bring it back if yours has fallen by the wayside. Here are a few of the ways you can improve your self esteem!
Look Your Best
It’s said that confidence comes from within, however we all know that how we look on the outside can drastically affect how confident we feel. We’ve all had a bad hair day, worn an unflattering outfit or gained some extra weight at one stage or another and it’s made us just want to hide away. Looking our best and feeling happy with our looks can increase confidence no end. Taking steps to look your best includes looking after your body with a healthy diet, exercise and plenty of water. Wearing clothes that flatter your shape and look good on you, and keeping your hair and teeth healthy and looking nice. If you’ve always had an issue with a certain part of your appearance, there’s no need to simply accept it and go on disliking it forever. There are so many simple and safe procedures that can be done these days, and if you think something like this would make you happier and more confident why wouldn’t you? You could have your teeth made to look straighter and whiter with veneers, or even remove pockets of stubborn fat using fatfreezing techniques to sculpt your figure. Sometimes there’s nothing you’re able to do to change things about your appearance, but can be put right with a few simple trips to a dentist or salon. So why not just go for it?
Do Things You’re Good At
Were you always told that you were great at painting or writing when you were young? Perhaps you used to be good at a certain sport? It’s difficult to keep up hobbies when you have a busy adult life, but doing things you’re good at and enjoy is a great way to build self esteem. Re ignite the passion you once had for these activities, buy some art supplies or sign up to a class at your local sports centre. Whatever it is, you’ll be glad you did! Even if you go into it as a total beginner, over time as your talent grows you will develop more self esteem.
Friends really bring you out of your shell, they introduce you to new things and new experiences that you might never have come across on your own. Make the effort to strengthen the friendships you have, rekindle old ones and meet new friends too wherever possible. Socialising and feeling accepted as well as trying new things and gaining new perspectives are all great self esteem boosters. A good network of friends can help you to achieve this.