When you feel negative about yourself, it affects your worldview, attitude, and overall perception. It’s why confident people are usually successful or happy, while people with low self-esteem tend to suffer from depression. Here are a few things you can do to regain confidence.
Think happy thoughts. Literally. Even when you feel like crap, force yourself to break out of that negative thinking. The best pep-talk is the one you give yourself. A great way to improve your inner-speech is through meditation.
Get off social media
Social media can definitely make you feel less confident. Especially, if you’re constantly comparing yourself to others. It’s not healthy. Models and influencers have even admitted to unfollowing certain accounts due to self-esteem issues.
Don’t let negative emotions control you
Most people run the other way when their forced to deal with unwanted emotions. But know that everything you feel is necessary. And coping with those emotions is the only way to move on. If you feel anxious or afraid, try to experience the feeling and understand why its there in the first place. Don’t dwell on it, just let it pass.
Be more positive
Cultivating a positive mindset can turn your entire life around, and it doesn’t even require a lot of work. Just a little bit of self-love, and appreciation. Sometimes distancing yourself from negative energy can lead you in a positive direction. Try eliminating any little thing bringing you down, and focus on the good! Being more present in the moment can help distract you from negative thinking.
Talk to someone
When dealing with low self-esteem for a while, you might feel the need to distance yourself from everyone. However, you shouldn’t have to be alone when you’re feeling down. Try confronting a good friend or family member about them. Talking about your feelings usually helps identify what the problem is, which leads to self-improvement.
Get out your comfort zone
Most of the time when people feel negative about themselves its because they don’t take any time for themselves. If your life solely revolves around work and home, it’s time to step outside of your comfort zone. Give yourself time to do more of what you love. Pick up a hobby, workout, cook, take long walks, draw, read inspirational books, etc. (I would say adopt a dog if you don’t already have one).
Listen to your body
Make sure you’re eating healthy, getting enough sleep, drink plenty of water, exercise regularly and nourish yourself properly.
Whenever my confidence is low, I try to force myself to go out and have fun. Sometimes you just need a night-out with friends, a good laugh, and a nice outfit to get your mind off things and have a good time!