Hey guys! Welcome back. Self-confidence is something I have always struggled with and I constantly find myself struggling with just not liking myself all that much. It’s been quite the personal journey and I know I am not alone in this. So I thought today I would share some of the things that really help me when I am struggling with my self-esteem and wanting to feel better about myself. They are things that I find myself really paying more attention to when I feel especially low.
Pay attention to your triggers.
When I am struggling with confidence, one of the first things I pay close attention to is what is making me feel that way. Sometimes it’s one thing and sometimes it is a series of things that leads to me feeling down. So I try always to make sure I am paying attention to things that trigger me so I can try to avoid them in the future. It helps me make sure I am being proactive and taking care of myself mentally.
Challenge your negative thoughts.
I find that it’s really easy to get caught up in negative thoughts about myself, even if it’s subconscious. So one thing that I have really been working on these past couple of years is challenging my negative thoughts with more constructive thoughts. If I find myself having a negative thought I ask myself if there is anyway that I can change it. If there is, I change it. If there is not, then I know that it’s not a thought I should be having.
Practice positive self-talk.
Talking positively about myself is another way that I am able to combat those negative thoughts. Talking positively about myself in every capacity helps more that I initially thought it would. Instead of talking about things I can’t do or haven’t done, I talk about things that I can do and have done. And when I set out to do something I talk about it always as though I can, instead of giving in to the negative self-talk.
Spend time with people who make you happy.
You become a combination of the people you spend the most time with. And your thought patterns begin to reflect the thought patterns of other people. If you spend time with people who constantly bring you down, you will start to feel down all the time. But if you spend time with people who make you happy, you will find yourself being a happier person, and therefore, you will start to be kinder to yourself. Trust me, it works.
Ask for help.
No one should have to go through life alone, and the good news is, you don’t have to. If you are needing help, you find yourself feeling down a lot, or you just need someone to talk to, reach out for assistance. There is no shame in asking for help and you will start to feel better if you can relieve some of the pressure you have built up or that you are holding in. Reach out to someone you trust.
And those are some things you can do when you just don’t like yourself. It’s not uncommon for us to get down on ourselves and feel badly, but there is hope. It is possible to bring yourself out of it. Thank you so much for stopping by! I really hope you enjoyed this. Please like it if you did. Let us know in the comments what you do when you just don’t like yourself. Don’t forget to follow before you leave if you have not already and I hope to see you next time!