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CONFIDENCE & SELF ESTEEM

Confidence and Self Esteem

 

Healthy self-esteem is feeling good about yourself, and feeling that you are a worthwhile person. This doesn't mean being overconfident – just believing in yourself and knowing what you do well.

 

Our confidence and the belief we have in ourselves (or lack of) shows in many ways; in our behaviour, our mood and even how we walk and talk. Individuals who lack confidence and self-belief will often find that various areas of their lives begin to feel the effects, with relationships, career, lifestyle and state of mind all begin to suffer unless positive action is taken to build upon and improve these important qualities.

 

Do you lack confidence and self-belief?

If an individual doesn't believe in themselves, who else is going to? The good news for individuals suffering from low confidence and self-worth is that they are both things that can often be developed through confidence counselling. The first step is to acknowledge the current level of self-esteem and then find a way to build upon this until confidence and self-worth become deeply ingrained qualities.

Self-confidence and self-esteem are usually considered to be made up of a variety of factors, including social confidence, physical presence, status confidence, stage presence and peer independence. Your body language, your behaviour, how you speak and how you react to different situations can often portray to others how confident you are and how much belief you have in yourself. Those with confidence are generally more positive about themselves, whereas those lacking confidence often think negatively about themselves and could benefit from some confidence counselling.

 

If you are lacking confidence and don’t have much self-belief you may feel:

  • shy and uneasy

  • uncertain of who you are and what you want

  • sense of worthlessness

  • negative thoughts about yourself and your abilities

  • uncertain of yourself

  • unable to relax and enjoy certain situations you’d like to

  • Little sense of direction in your life.

 

Alternatively, if you are full of confidence and self-belief you may feel:

  • comfortable facing new challenges

  • at ease in social situations, and able to be yourself

  • excited about new opportunities

  • great sense of achievement

  • confident about your ideas and opinions

  • greater enjoyment of life in general

  • respected by other people

 

Sure of yourself and what you want.

Confidence and self-worth can be developed through confidence counselling either with a professional or by yourself, however it may take some time to build up your current level. The benefits of this are usually enormously rewarding and well worth the effort.

 

Counselling can change your life; Give me a call or a text Gina Lee 07947300015 or email; ginaleetherapist@gmail.com