The last few years that I’ve been in social media have taught me so many valuable lessons, not about the world around me but also about myself. Its already hard living in a world filled with criticism, but when you’re living in the public eye, the critics and judgment only get much worse and much more harsh. Building up your confidence and having thick skin is the only way to survive in an industry like this one and its life changing how boosting your confidence and self esteem can improve your overall quality of life. My supporters have been my number one motivators, so now it’s my turn to motivate you guys and share this message to you all!
It all starts with learning to love and appreciate yourself for who you are- flaws and all. It’s about acknowledging your strengths and weaknesses and accepting and understanding yourself. Sometimes it is easier said than done. In the society we live in, we put so much pressure on ourselves to be “perfect” and we are constantly comparing ourselves to the people around us.
These bad habits are hard to break for a lot of people especially young girls growing up, but there are steps that you can take to feel better about yourself starting with thinking about what is effecting your self esteem and knowing that you have the right to feel good about who you are no matter what.
Avoid the negative self-talk and the habit of automatically putting yourself down and ask yourself “would I talk or think about a loved one in such a negative way?” We usually criticize ourselves in ways we wouldn’t dream of doing to others. Start getting into the habit of thinking and saying positive things about yourself until you break that bad habit into a positive healthy one.
Another thing is to start connecting with the people who truly love you instead of spending time with people who treat you badly or put you down. There are people that will inspire you to be a better person, provide you with motivation to achieve your goals, empower you, and cheer you on when you succeed. these are the type of people you need in your life and you will notice that you become what you surround yourself with.
My last advise for building your confidence and self-esteem is to set yourself challenges. Find something that you are passionate about or love doing and make time to do more of it. When you set small goals and start achieving them, it can make you feel so much more positive about yourself. It’s all about reminding yourself that you are good at something and you can achieve the things that you put your mind to.
Its really all about your mind set which YOU control and does not control you. We all deserve to live a life filled with happiness, confidence, and self-love. Don’t ever take that away from yourself and even more importantly don’t let anyone or anything take that away from you.
By The Real Fouz