Both men and women can suffer from a lack of confidence and self-esteem, and it affects every aspect of life. How you interact with others, your social life and how you feel about your job is all connected to your confidence. When you lack it, you may feel withdrawn, anxious, and even depressed. There might be specific reasons for why some people lack confidence, but it could also be something that happens over time without you realizing it. How exactly do we go about getting our self-confidence back? Doing so is essential for both our physical and mental wellbeing, but sometimes it’s easier said than done to boost your confidence levels.
Most importantly, confidence comes from seeing yourself from a positive point of view. Have you ever stopped to listen to how you talk to yourself in your head? Your inner dialogue speaks volumes about your opinion of yourself. Often, we scold ourselves when we make a mistake, but would you be so harsh if it was another person? Try to treat yourself better by changing your inner critic to a positive, more forgiving one.
Tip: When you notice that you are berating yourself for something, make the effort to consciously make it more positive, such as “OK, this might be a setback for now, but I can change it for the better.” In time, you can help train your inner dialogue to be more helpful to you, rather than allowing it to erode your confidence.