Smiling at people will give you little connections throughout the day that will boost your self-esteem. We have all been through two terrifying years and we need to reconnect with each other - smiling is the first step towards achieving this. Smiling also produces happy hormones in your brain which, in turn, gives you a shot of confidence.
7. Do Things You Enjoy
Find time every day to do something you enjoy doing. Take a bath, have a walk, watch your favourite box set, cuddle your kids, eat a lovely meal, read a good book, call your best friend - whatever makes your day feel special. Taking half an hour each day to treat yourself will grow your self esteem.
8. Be Kind to Yourself
Become your own cheerleader. Encourage yourself daily, tell yourself you’re doing well, praise yourself when you achieve something, rest when you need to. When you become your own best friend you will feel so much better about who you are and your place in this world.
9. Learn How to Say ‘NO’
Many people with low self-confidence have become people pleasers who fear saying ’no’ in case other people won’t like them. But saying ‘yes’ when you want to say ’no’ means you are denying yourself and denying your truth. The best way to learn to like yourself is to start prioritising your own needs, honouring what you want and only saying ‘yes’ if you really want to do something NOT because you think someone might like you more if you do.
10. Make a List
Start a list of five things you like about yourself and five things you are grateful for each day. Add to this list on a daily basis and read it through each evening. This focus on positivity will really help your confidence.
For more tips on how to feel confident and boost self esteem, read Jo’s blog!