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We’ve all felt down before. Nobody ever feels confident one-hundred percent of the time.
You know why? Because we’re humans.
We all make mistakes and feel crappy about them. We all get negative feedback. We all have fights with loved ones.
It’s important to come out of those phases and move back into our most confident selves, which is why it’s equally important to have tactics for how to build confidence and self esteem.
We all want to feel good in ourselves. Read below for the five steps to get there.
This is the first point for good reason – gratitude is deeply important. As you begin to appreciate all the things in your life, your energy begins to rise with it. As your energy rises, you feel more grounded and confident in who your are. See what I did there?
Put it into action: every morning, take a moment to think to yourself about one thing you’re grateful for. This can be big or small, or anywhere in between, but begin to initiate that deep appreciation for what you have in your life.
You can start with being grateful for your house, your health, your job (and you should be grateful for that!); or you can start with being grateful for being able to have coffee in the morning, a journal to write in or a good book to read.
Acknowledge Your Accomplishments
The second part of this is giving yourself a damn pat on the back! This is similar to gratitude, but a bit more personal to your work. Everyday you do at least some things well – and we all know some days are better than others. Give yourself the time to now appreciate what you’ve done well that day.
Put it into action: every evening, take a moment to think about one thing you did well during that day.
Maybe you stayed calm during a tough conversation? Write it down. Maybe you finally finished up a big project? Write it down. Maybe you just made a killer dinner after a tough day? Write that ish down.
Move Your Body
In this day and age, you’re probably aware that moving is an important aspect of healthy living. This can be any kind of exercise, just be sure it’s something you actually enjoy and look forward to doing. Because if you hate that bootcamp class, and completely dread going, that’s not very conducive for a healthy mindset is it?
Put it into action: every week, block off time for you to move your body in a way that makes you happy. Put it on your calendar, and do your damndest to stick to it.
Fuel Your Mindset
Be mindful of your mindset. Even if you’re expressing gratitude, patting yourself on the back and fitting in exercise, are you still feeling ‘off’?
Totally get it, and I’ve been there (and will get there again, because hello, I’m human too). Take inventory of the content you’re consuming every day. Whether it’s on Instagram, Facebook, the blogs your subscribe to – whatever it is, take an inventory of what’s filling your brain space.
Put it into action: begin to be mindful of how certain content makes you feel. If you start to feel jealous, like you aren’t doing enough, like you aren’t traveling enough (*raises hand*), that your side-hustle isn’t growing fast enough – consider unfollowing that content.
The things you consume need to uplift you and inspire you. Not make you feel less-than.
Putting all these things together – stay organized! This does not mean that your house needs to be spotless or that you need to have three calendars. It simply means to develop a system of staying on top of your shit and prioritizing accordingly.
As you feel confident in your ability to get things done, and then recognize yourself for it, you begin to ignite more confidence in yourself.
Put it into action: every week, prioritize the top three to five things that you need to do that week and schedule when it’s going to happen (alongside when you’ll be exercising).
Input these into whatever calendar format that works really well for you. Anything else can be a ‘floater’ task that may be nice to get done that week, but can shift to another week.
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