Do you sometimes feel insecure or down about yourself? Do you feel like you’re not good enough, smart enough, or pretty enough? If so, don’t worry – you’re not alone. A lot of people struggle with self-esteem issues.

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But don’t despair – there are things you can do to boost your self-esteem and feel good about yourself. In this blog post, we’ll discuss some tips for building self-confidence. Keep reading to learn more about how to feel better about yourself!

What is self-confidence?

Self-confidence means something different for people. For most people, self-confidence translates to faith and confidence to be successful. A lot of people believe in gaining self-esteem. The ability to be fully human, with flaws aside, and still love yourself. Self-assurance varies depending on the circumstances.

The best athletes can be comfortable on the football field but may have an overwhelming sense of anxiety. Each of us has our own specialty and each of us has a unique advantage in each of our areas. It’s important that you learn to be confident.

How to feel better about yourself?

Just like you need to take care of physical health, you should not forget about mental health, as well. And a positive attitude toward life, positive self-talk, and positive things, in general, will improve your low self-esteem and help you deal with negative thinking.

 

There are a lot of ways that you can work on feeling better about yourself and here are some tips.

Work on accepting yourself

One of the most important things you can do for your self-esteem is to learn to accept yourself – flaws and all. We all have things about ourselves that we don’t like. Maybe you don’t like your nose or your thighs or you think you’re too shy.

Whatever it is that you don’t like about yourself, it’s important to learn to accept yourself just the way you are. This doesn’t mean that you can’t work on improving yourself. But it does mean that you need to love and accept yourself first and foremost.

Focus on what you love about yourself

There is a great saying by Deepak Chopra: “If a child is poor with math but good in tennis, most people would hire a math tutor. I would rather hire a tennis coach.” You should have this in mind 24/7.

If you don’t know how to see your self-worth, you can start by making a list of all the things you don’t like about yourself. Then, for each thing on the list, try to come up with at least one positive point. For example, if you don’t like your nose, you could say that it’s unique or that it fits your face well.

If you find this exercise difficult, ask a friend or family member to help you out. It can be really helpful to get an outsider’s perspective on what makes you special and awesome.

Be gentle with yourself

We are often our own worst critics. We’re quick to point out our flaws and slow to forgive ourselves for our mistakes. If you want to feel better about yourself and feel confident, it’s important to learn to be gentle with yourself.

This doesn’t mean that you should never strive to improve yourself. But it does mean that you should cut yourself some slack when you make a mistake or don’t meet your expectations. Remember that you’re human and that you’re doing the best you can.

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Why is importnat to be gentle to yourself and to love yourself?

Set realistic goals for yourself

One of the quickest ways to feel down about yourself is to set unrealistic goals for yourself and then beat yourself up when you don’t meet them. If you want to feel better about yourself, it’s important to set realistic goals for yourself.

This doesn’t mean that you should lower your standards or give up on your dreams. But it does mean that you need to be realistic in your expectations and give yourself credit for the accomplishments and progress you do make.

Take care of yourself

Just like you need to take care of your physical health, you also need to take care of your mental and emotional health. This means eating a healthy diet, getting regular exercise, and getting enough sleep. It also means taking some time for yourself – to relax and do things that you enjoy like hiking or spa or reading a book.

Dare to be you

One of the best things you can do for your self-esteem is to be yourself. So many people try to be someone they’re not – to fit in or meet other people’s expectations. But the truth is that you’ll never feel good about yourself if you’re not being true to yourself.

And, if you need a little push that will build up your self-confidence and show how cool you really are, FOREO is always here to remind you about what makes you YOU:

Your wacky sense of humor

Your rambunctious attitude

Your goofy personality

Your uncommon perspective on life

Your peculiar habits

Your enormous intellect

Your crazy creativity

Never forget that!