So today I wanted to share with you 3 things which you can do for yourself., straight away. So whether you just need a boost to feel ready for an interview or presentation or you have an inner critic which you wish would shut up you'll have something in your tool kit which can help.
3 top tips on how to boost your self-esteem and confidence
1) What you say to yourself matters! - Most people let their internal dialogue just happen without any review or governance, its just this inner chatter which goes on and on. But what you say to yourself is absolutely within your control and has a massive impact on how to feel and act. Don't let that voice have free-reign over your mind, take back control and say something nice.
Stuggling with this one? Sometimes old habits die hard so to make it easier and speed things up I've created a selection of Pick Me Ups for a number of different challenges. Listen as often as you need and they'll help kick start your inner voice in the right direction.
2) The information overload - We live in a connected world and it's been proven that the little high you get from your social media likes and comments is just as addictive as alcohol or gambling. And just like these two addictions small amounts are fun but too much can rob you of time, connections with life and even money. How much time do you spend on social media and the internet? How does this affect your confidence and self-esteem? Perhaps you'd benefit from reviewing it and adjusting it acordingly.
3) Don't take on a mountain - It's so easy to take on a million small tasks and before you know it all those small things add up and suddenly you feel overwhelmed but no one thing was big enough to cause such a reaction so you feel useless and stupid. We've all been there. You don't have to tackle a whole mountain at once. Make a list of everything then decide on a few tasks, complete them and then some more and so on. Tackle just the next thing you need to do and it will help. Feeling able to cope is a large part of feeling confident.
With just these three tips alone many of my clients have begun to feel better. Give them a go and let me know how you get on.
If you have a longer term confidence and/or self-esteem crisis I'm always happy to help, get in touch and we can chat about it.
So that's it: Be careful what you say to yourself, it really does matter...monitor the amount of time you spend on social sites and if you're feeling like you can't cope get everything written down and manage the small pieces rather than the mountain.
Until next time