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7 simple and effective tips to increase your self-confidence on a daily basis

 7 simple and effective tips to increase your self-confidence on a daily basis

7 simple and effective tips to increase your self-confidence on a daily basis

Do you want to increase your self-esteem, have complete faith in your abilities and face all the challenges that life faces on your way? So what are you waiting for? Find out in this article the tips to put into practice and the routine to maintain will make you more confident.


What is self esteem?

Be honest: What do you think of yourself when you look in the mirror? What sentences come to mind? Everything you think about yourself and the way you present yourself describes your self-esteem.


In psychology, self-esteem refers to any form of evaluation one makes on one's own person: "I'm undisciplined, I'm not an athlete, I'm not, it's not enough." Or vice versa: “I am beautiful, I am successful in what I do, and I do a good job.” You likely have positive and negative beliefs that you associate with yourself.


People who have good self-esteem are confident in their abilities. It is often easier for them to take on new challenges. Conversely, those with low self-esteem often find it difficult to believe in themselves and are more likely to give up.



The Three Pillars of Self-Esteem

Our self-esteem, that is, the way we judge ourselves, is based on three pillars:


Self-awareness: knowledge of an individual's personality, abilities, and goals, in addition to being convinced of his actions.

Self-confidence: belief in one's personality and strength.

Self-acceptance: accepting one's weakness without shaking the conviction that one is still "good enough".

Self-confidence, self-awareness, and self-acceptance (or self-love) are often associated with self-esteem. However, these terms represent only a part of a person's worth. So if you want to boost your self-esteem, you should work on each of these levels.


What affects our self-esteem?

No one is born with healthy self-esteem. The external recognition we receive in early childhood affects how we see ourselves as adults.


If you've been mocked for shooting wide in soccer class, or if you've always been the last player on the team to be picked, it's possible, even today, that you don't think you're an athlete. Lack of respect,


 harassment and mistrust of you are the same many experiences you have had that can damage your self-confidence. Thus, children

 develop deep convictions called beliefs. These doubts we have about ourselves in general settle down over the years, although in most cases they don't correspond to reality at all (and that's a good thing!).


Typical external influence factors that lower self-esteem are:

exclusion

Judgment, bullying, harassment, intimidation

guilt transfer

pressure on performance

defeats

On the contrary, many factors can positively affect one's self-esteem:


sense of accomplishment

Feeling of belonging to a cause, group, etc.

The attention one gets, for example, from one's parents or partner

Praise and appreciation

Appreciate your own talents


What is the importance of developing self-esteem?

Low self-esteem often leads to procrastination in life: a person with low self-esteem doubts his abilities, focuses on his weaknesses, withdraws for fear of rejection, and constantly blames himself for his mistakes. That doesn't really sound like achievement or satisfaction, does it?


Therefore, there are many good reasons why working according to your personal value can be beneficial.


Having good self-esteem is...

... be able to clearly express and affirm their needs and opinions.

... trust in each other and thus the ability to make decisions more easily.

...to lead a relationship with one partner on an equal footing without dependence on the other.

... Evaluate situations realistically and thus are less likely to be defeated.


...be more resistant to stress.

Are you now convinced that you want to boost your self-esteem? So roll up your sleeves and let's go!


7 tips to get good self-esteem on a daily basis

Here's our routine to sustainably boost your self-esteem and make you happier and more efficient in 7 steps:


1. Take time for yourself every day

People who have good self-esteem have in common that they know themselves very well. They know what is good for them and what is not, what they are good at and what skills they would like to develop. And without forgetting: they act according to their own values. Giving yourself time will make you happier and more independent in the long run.


Give yourself a "just for me session" for a few minutes each day during a time when you won't be bothered. Meditate, write down your thoughts or go for a nature walk. According to a study

 published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology, regular mindfulness-based meditation helped reduce anxiety and increase participants' well-being. The more you get to know yourself and listen to your inner voice, the higher your self-esteem will be.


2. Be generous with compliments

When was the last time you complimented someone? how it was ? Do you remember your peer's smile and the good mood that reigned in the room afterwards? Through compliments, you not only boost another person's self-esteem, but also boost your own self-esteem. Transforming positive thoughts into words ignites us with energy and self-love.


Tip from our editor: compliments are one thing. Also learn to accept the compliments of others without judging or questioning them.


3. Get inspired by others

Being an inspiration to others is wonderful and can help you in many areas of life. But what you should stop is constantly comparing yourself to others. There will always be someone who makes more money, is more flexible on the yoga mat or is in better shape.


Comparison means evaluation. And let's face it: In most cases, we underperform because we categorize ourselves as tougher, less athletic, and less important. In your daily interactions with those around you, ask yourself the following questions: What can I learn from this person? What do we already have in common? What inspires me about her?


4. Do a good deed every day

Our society today, more than ever, is focused on improvement. There is always something we can improve that we need to work on. The problem is that when we constantly stare at our navel and are only concerned with our own helplessness, unsatisfied desires, and high expectations, it is not uncommon for our self-esteem to suffer.


Highlight your environment for once and see what you can do for others. One good deed a day will distract you from your judgments and prove to you how valuable you really are. A study from the Journal of Happiness Studies confirmed the relationship between altruistic acts and self-esteem.


5. Do something you love every day

When we do something we love, we put ourselves in a time out of time: we forget about everything around us and get completely absorbed in the moment. It gives us inner satisfaction and boosts our self-esteem.


So do something every day that makes you happy, whether it's reading, walking the dog, exercising, or cooking.


6. Move and eat healthy

Appreciation is closely related to how you feel about yourself. So you can work on it by maintaining a good relationship with your body. The best way to do this is to exercise daily and maintain a

 healthy diet. Also, make sure you eat a healthy diet that contains all the essential micro and macro nutrients. They will give you the strength to give your best every day.


Click here to access our free workouts that will allow you to add variety to your daily workout routine!


You don't have to maintain a scandalous fitness routine every day. On the contrary: excessive training is counterproductive. A gentle walk or yoga can enhance your sense of wellness. Thus, the Journal of Integrative and Complementary Medicine compared different studies and highlighted the positive effects of yoga on well-being.


7. Celebrate your successes and defeats

Those who have good self-esteem know both successes and defeats and know how to manage both as well. From now on, celebrate yourself every night for what you accomplished during the day and

 the lessons you were able to learn from. The key word is self-reflection. A study from the Social Psychology Journal also showed that self-reflection has positive effects on performance and self-esteem.


A gratitude journal can also act as a self-esteem booster: write down three things each day that you want to thank yourself for.

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