“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” Eleanor Roosevelt
It is important to remember that you have the right to feel good about yourself. Self confidence can be learned and practiced like most skills. However, if your low self esteem affects your day to day life please seek help from a medical professional.
PRACTICAL TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR CONFIDENCE
Try not to compare yourself to others. Envy can erode your confidence.
Forgive yourself when you make a mistake or experience a setback.
Sometimes the best way to improve confidence is by doing.
Embrace a little nervousness, it can help you to perform better.
Confront negative self talk. Question whether it is true.
Understand that everyone has self doubts at times.
Become aware of anyone who reduces your confidence.
Regular exercise can boost self esteem.
Eat well and regularly to avoid unstable blood sugar – this can affect mental attitude.
Monitor use of drugs and alcohol. Despite a short term boost they make you feel worse in the long run.
Celebrate your achievements and learn to appreciate small wins.
Learn to accept compliments.
Learn to say no.
Let yourself have fun and do things you enjoy.
Listening regularly to a guided meditation can help to fight your negative self talk.