Self-esteem is your opinion of yourself and your abilities. It can be high, low or somewhere in-between. While everyone occasionally has doubts about themselves, others experience self doubt more frequently and for longer periods of time. Low self-esteem can leave you feeling insecure, unmotivated and in search of a purpose or passion. It can feel as though something is lacking in your life.
As a Therapist and Life Coach one of the most common concerns I see amongst my clients is simply to feel more confident in a variety of different environments.
While your confident friends may say: “Well, just be confident!”, to a person experiencing a lack of confidence this piece of advice is not useful at all and can leave you feeling even more frustrated, wondering if there is something truly wrong with you. Rest assured that it is common that as we transition through the different phases of our life that we can find ourselves lacking in confidence and experiencing low self esteem. To combat those feelings, let’s look at some ways to get us back on track and restore your confidence and improving your self esteem.
You might be able to identify a few things that are affecting your opinion of yourself (maybe you’re being bullied, or you might be feeling lonely), or like many experience they just can’t pin point the reason “why”.
Confidence is built on different things and over time, so it is worthy to know that our choices and accomplishments feed our passion, thus making us feel happier and more confident in who we are. Discovering these things is one of the most worthwhile pursuits of your life. In my 8 week group therapy program, Labyrinth, you can learn how to develop your inner strength, build confidence, renew your passions and create healthy boundaries with others that are supportive of your values and purpose in life.
If you are wondering how to improve your self-esteem, I hope you will find something useful in this article to help you improve and maintain your own levels of confidence.