How to Build Confidence and Self Esteem: 5 Things to Try


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Did you know that 85% of people lack high self-esteem?It is, indeed, a very common issue, but that doesn’t mean that it’s one you have to accept and live with forever.

Keep reading and learn what things you can do in order to shift your mindset and start seeing yourself as the strong, accomplished, and worthy person that you are.

1. Focus on the Present

Easier said than done, we know. However, the reality is that if you constantly focus on what has already happened or what is yet to, you’ll never be able to fully enjoy the moment you’re in. You’ll let the anxiety and negative thoughts take over when there is so much to feel good about in the present.

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So, whenever you find yourself dwelling in the past or stressing out about the future, make an effort to focus on the present. It might take some time for you to able to do this, but in the end, it’ll be worth it.

2. Surround Yourself With Positive People

The people we surround ourselves with have a huge impact on how confident and positive we are. So, think about your friends, family members, and even your partner. Is there anyone who’s always putting you down and making you feel like less than? If so, it’s time to say goodbye.

3. Change Something That Has Always Bothered You

Whether you’ve always wanted to finish university, get a dental implant to get the smile of your dreams, change careers, or become leaner; if there’s something about yourself that has always been a source of anxiety and that you have the power to change, change it. You’ll take one more step towards becoming the person you want to be, and nothing is as powerful as that-

4. Start Journaling

Journaling has become a huge trend over the past few years and for good reason. By writing about things that happened during your day, you give yourself more time to reflect on them, explore your emotions, and find positives in all situations. Ultimately, this will help you see that you’re capable of dealing with anything and that will reflect on your self-esteem.

5. Exercise Regularly and Eat Healthily

Finally, taking care of yourself by staying active and leading a balanced diet will make you feel energized, ready to start the day, and overall, good about yourself. If you don’t like the gym or going on morning runs, don’t give up. Just explore other options. Have you tried, for instance, Pilates? Or boxing? Or aerobics?

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There are countless ways to stay active and, paired with healthy, colorful meals, they’ll give you the confidence boost you deserve.

Becoming your healthiest, strongest, most confident self isn’t something that happens overnight. Now that you know how to build confidence and self-esteem, you can start your journey of self-discovery and understand what exactly makes you feel your best.