In today’s beauty driven world, it is easy for women to get caught up in the frenzy of those trying to look beautiful and thin. It is a sad fact but this desire is much greater than that of being intelligent or even successful.
Be place their own beauty above health much of the time. This skewed way of looking at things leads some women to experience a lack of self-esteem and self-confidence, both of which can make day to day living a struggle and can even lead to depression if not dealt with.
If you have struggled with these feelings before, don’t worry, you are not alone. Millions of both men and women have dealt with low self-esteem and self-confidence at one time or another in their life. It could have been because of a single incident or feelings that have occurred over time.
Thankfully, there are some simple tips that can help you break the barrier and begin feeling completely different about the world around you. Here are just a few things you can do RIGHT NOW to being feeling better about who you are and your own personal self-worth:
Focus on your strengths-Hey, we can’t all be good at everything, but we can all be good at SOME thing. If life gets you down and you are lacking self-confidence, spend some time doing something that you are good at. Focus on that thing and how it makes you feel to do it and know you are better at it than most others you know. Who cares what it is, just internalize that feeling and carry it over into other things you experience in life.
Read and listen to self-improvement material-Positive messages have positive impact, bottom line. Make sure to spend some time each day listening to motivational messages or reading a few passages from a motivational book. These things can begin to re-program your mind and give you a fantastic sense of well-being and self-empowerment.
Surround yourself with positive people-Being around others who are supportive of you is one of the best ways to turn around a lack of self-esteem. Positive people know that there is always a way to look on the bright side and they take situations that some view as negative and merely see them as learning experiences. Surrounding yourself with these kinds of people will often have the same affect on you as well.
Set small, achievable goals and set new ones as you achieve the old-By achieving goals, we experience a sense of accomplishment…one of the best feelings to combat low self-esteem. Start by setting small, very achievable goals in your life and as you accomplish them, set bigger ones. This could be exercise related, or specific to your job or anything else you do in life. Make sure to write them down and mark them off as you achieve them.
Low self-confidence and self-esteem can be overcome but sometimes you just have to work at it a little. Follow the tips above and focus on the positives you have in your life and soon you may be looking at the world through completely different eyes…