Posts tagged self-esteem building
6 Small Ways You Can Improve Your Mood and Confidence

Ever have those days where every little thing brings you down? Imagine you wake up, make your bed and are excited and ready to go to school. You're supposed to get a test back in your first period class, but you did not do as well as you thought you did. Later in the day, your friends are not being as friendly as they usually are, which sets your mood down. You try not to think too much about these things, but you cannot help it. You also feel behind in some of the classes you are enrolled in, which stresses you out. Before you’re about to go home from school, the strap on your favorite sandals broke. You go home and everyone is minding their own business and not noticing how you are upset. These days can bring most people down, but here are 6 small ways you can boost your confidence when you are having one of those days:

1. Have positive self talk

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If you constantly tell yourself you're no good or not worth it, then you will eventually start believing it, even though it isn't true. Start filling your thoughts with positive thoughts and you will see a better attitude about things

2. Don’t beat yourself up if you make a mistake

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Everyone makes mistakes and everyone has those days! Learn from those mistakes and continue to move forward to be the best you.

3. Movement and Exercise

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Going on a walk or run or hitting the gym will help you forget any stresses you may have. It will also significantly help you improve your mood.

4. Celebrate the small stuff

You woke up and made your bed. Check! You made it to school or work on time. Check again! Accomplishing all these small things are all worth celebrating about.

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5. Focus on things you can change

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Stressing over what happened in the past and letting that ruin your confidence only sets you back. If you didn’t do so well on an assignment figure out what ways you can improve on your next assignment.

6. Surround yourself with supportive people

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Try to not hang around people who bring you down. Find people who make you feel good about yourself and motivate you to be the best person you can be.

Thinking about these 6 small ways to improve your self confidence can significantly brighten your mood and make you a more positive and motivated individual!  

--Written by Marwa, Empowered & Poised Intern

Developing Self-esteem by Alyssa
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We’ve all suffered from low self-esteem at least once in our lives. Even the people that you think don’t have low self-esteem do. I promise you that they do; even if they don’t admit it. One thing we should never let this low self-esteem do is hinder our ability to love ourselves. If there’s anything I’ve learned in my short 25 years, it is that loving ourselves has the ability to completely change our lives.

Growing up and especially in high school, I hit some low points. I thought I was fat and I was incredibly unhappy with how I looked. I felt that everyone was more attractive than I was and basically better at everything. Of my friends, I was the “dumb” one. I do not feel that way now, but looking back I know that I did. I acted dumber than I actually was because that’s who I was molded to be at school.

Going to college and essentially starting over was an important part of my journey toward loving myself. I was able to shed all the preconceived notions I had carried from grade school throughout high school. I grew as a person and learned more about life and how to live it for myself.

I learned that people will tell you that you’re too fat or too unattractive or too dumb to do something. I have learned that these people usually are threatened by you. I have also learned that you can literally do anything you put your mind to and that “fake it ’til you make it” is a powerful mantra. I have learned that having a few close friends is better than an army of iffy friends. I have learned that being nice to everyone costs nothing and means everything. I have learned that non-scale victories are more important than scale victories. I have learned that who you are now matters more than who you were in college, what your GPA was or where you grew up.

I am now graduated from college and can honestly say that I love who I am. Yes I still have flaws: I’m incredibly moody some days, get angry when I’m tired or hungry, get irritated when people don’t understand what I’m saying and a bunch more. On the other hand, I love to learn and am good at my job, I’m not afraid to be the nerd that I am, I’m comfortable with being single and knowing that I don’t have everything figured out.

Don’t ever forget how powerful you are or how important it is to love who you are. You don’t have to be perfect at everything. You only have to be perfect at being who you are. Embrace yourself; flaws and all. There’s only one of you - don’t waste it!