For many people, it is easy to get caught up in self-doubt. You might find yourself often feeling like you aren’t good enough or that you don’t have enough to offer.
We’re here to tell you that simply isn’t true. Every person is unique, has different talents, different beauties.
If you find that you are feeling down on yourself a lot, or lack self-esteem or self confidence, try some of these things to get you feeling good about yourself again.
Think About the Cause
What is causing your self-doubt? Maybe you’ve experienced low self-esteem for as long as you can remember, or maybe it stemmed from a series of negative occurrences such as:
- prolonged stress
- being bullied at school or in the workplace
- mental health problems
- physical illness
- relationship difficulties
All of these stress-causing situations can lead any person to experience self-doubt. But even in these situations, there are ways to find yourself again.
Avoid Negative Talk
It might be second nature to doubt yourself, your looks, or your abilities. But it’s time to recognize that and stop doing it. What is going to stop someone else from talking negatively about you if you do it to yourself?
If you wouldn’t say it to another person you love, definitely don’t say it to yourself.
Stop Comparing Yourself to Others
Do you get caught up in feeling envious of those who just look so happy in their social media feeds?
We’re going to let you in on a little secret…that’s not real. That’s not to say that your social media friends aren’t having those real experiences and posting about them, but that’s not the complete story. Many of them probably face similar challenges to you, but choose to only share the good in their profiles.
Don’t compare some of your worst moments to others’ bests.
Focus on the Good
This might seem cliché, but focusing on the good and keeping a positive outlook can totally help with your self-esteem.
Remaining positive can be extremely difficult, but it’s worth the effort.
Think about the things that you do like about yourself, or the things that others compliment you on. What talents do you have? What can you do well? And remember, talents don’t just have to be a tangible thing that you can make or do well like sewing or cooking. Talents can include being friendly, smiling at others, or the ability to carry on a conversation.
To help you focus on the positive each day, try keeping a gratitude journal. At the end of each day, try to come up with three things that you are grateful for that day before you go to bed. This positivity will start to seep its way into how you feel about yourself.
Change Your Looks
We don’t want this to sound like you need to change how you look. But sometimes we get down on ourselves about how we look, so if there is something that you want to change to feel better about yourself, there’s nothing wrong with that.
For example, many people don’t like there smiles. So they don’t smile in pictures, or hardly ever. And just the act of smiling can greatly improve the positivity you feel. Sometimes there are simple corrections you can make to your teeth to help you feel better about your smile. Just visit a professional like The Village Dental Center to ask about the options available to you.
Sometimes even simple changes in your hygiene regime can help with this too. Switch up your shampoo, take more showers, remember to floss, keep deodorant in your purse.
Just making some of these simple changes can affect your entire outlook on life and yourself.