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Strengthen your self-esteem: How to give yourself more confidence

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Strengthen your self-esteem: How to give yourself more confidence

On the outside you appear optimistic, but on the inside it looks different: There's a voice whispering to you about where you're lacking. You feel dissatisfied and always want to improve. Once you have achieved something, you immediately start thinking negative thoughts again: others are better, stronger, more hard-working - and you reproach yourself.
Only when you free yourself from the constant compulsion to improve do you realize your self-worth. That's why it's so important to accept yourself. A stronger Self-esteem puts you on the right path. By appreciating and loving yourself more, you gain inner strength. You will be more confident, not only at work, but also in your private life.

So you want to strengthen your self-esteem. Stand by your opinion, move forward, don't let yourself be manipulated. These are important steps in Personality Development. All the more reason to take a chance.

Self-esteem - a brief definition

Self-esteem refers to the evaluation that people make of themselves. The definitions of self-worth, self-esteem, self-appreciation and Self-esteem cannot be sharply distinguished from one another. Self-confidence or self-assurance is based primarily on your own assessment of competence, i.e. on your individual abilities. The Self-worth is partly based on this, but also depends on other properties.

Self-esteem is the result of your self-assessment, so to speak. Many people have low self-esteem. This promotes negative thoughts. I don't have any special talent - nobody invites me to parties - who thinks like that should urgently strengthen his self-esteem. However, there are also people with high self-esteem who have more confidence in themselves than others. However, this positive attitude is not always advantageous. Because those who overestimate themselves come across as self-absorbed and arrogant - and possibly put themselves in danger.

You want to build up your self-worth and find a healthy balance? To do this, you need to have confidence in yourself. Strengthening your self-esteem is definitely worthwhile, because with more inner security you can also manage difficult tasks. You won't give up so quickly and you'll have more confidence in yourself with every sense of achievement.

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Is it possible to strengthen self-esteem?

The main force for personality development comes from yourself: That's why it's called self-worth and not stranger-worth. Don't let strangers evaluate your character, but make yourself independent of the Recognition and appreciation of other people. In short, of course you can strengthen your self-esteem. However, this is not easy, because often the problems start with the wrong self-assessment in childhood. Extreme strictness or a completely anti-authoritarian upbringing: parents give their children a more or less secure feeling and thereby influence their self-assessment.

A child who feels valued and loved becomes a different adult than a child who lacks respectful interaction. This is related to the learned Beliefs together, which are difficult to overcome. Parents are not the only ones who determine child development.

Bullying at school and other problems also bring the Self-confidence swaying. But with a targeted Coaching or therapy, you can strengthen your self-esteem. The right tips will help you overcome negative thoughts. Low self-esteem and pessimistic phrases, on the other hand, sabotage your self-worth. That's why you need to strengthen your self-esteem first, in order to have more optimism and Joie de vivre to win. At the same time, you will recognize your talents and become more efficient.

When you realize that you can do something yourself, you have taken the first important step. The following tips will help you to Self-esteem continue to build up:

  • Don't keep listening to your inner critic,
  • be prepared for setbacks and still remain optimistic,
  • make yourself aware of the things you can do,
  • don't always compare yourself with others,
  • stay in touch with positive people,
  • celebrate your successes.

5 things that strengthen self-esteem

Self-esteem is not innate and depends on external recognition - even if it actually comes from the self. But other people's opinions influence you in so many ways, even young children notice this. In adult life, the critical sayings continue. Then you want to learn something new and think you hear the voice of the strict father: "You won't be able to do it anyway." Or you have a difficult project successful and get praise for it - but you lack the admiration of your parents.

How you boost your self-esteem depends a lot on your childhood experiences. Above all, the following five factors have an influence on your self-worth:

  • A sense of achievement (not just professional),
  • Affiliation,
  • Attention from relatives and friends,
  • Recognition and praise,
  • Encourage talent and interests.

From the various experiences, children, young people and also adults develop their own Beliefs. Those who feel set back or laughed at doubt themselves. Such Self-doubt can become entrenched, even if they are false or exaggerated. It is therefore very important to increase your self-esteem in order to counteract the negative influencing factors. That way, you'll be better able to counter exclusion, Mobbing and feelings of guilt. In addition, you overcome defeats and pressure to perform more easily. The Strengthen self-confidence - with the right tips and exercises, you will make significant progress.

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Building self-esteem: 3 exercises you should know about

Appreciation starts with yourself: It gives you the strength to stand on your own two feet. You want to strengthen your self-esteem? The following three exercises will help you to recognize own value and appear more confident. External influences are no longer a problem when you become emotionally stronger. Logical consequence: You are less exploited and can assert yourself better at work and in private relationships.

Exercise 1:

Show a sense of responsibility: Follow through with your decisions. This is how you show what you can achieve. People with low self-esteem tend to avoid such situations. But it is important to dare the unknown. Dare to try something new. With more experiences of success, you can strengthen your self-esteem. It is important that you set yourself feasible projects: Pledge your help to a friend, and stick to the promise. Make a DIY object for the garden or for your home. Go on an outing or visit alone.

Exercise 2: Note your talents

Write down what you are good at. Through this positive Self-reflection you increase your self-esteem. Can't think of anything? Then think carefully: It doesn't have to be the big, extraordinary things. Soft skills count, too. Maybe you're a good listener or you're musical. Some people are particularly good with children, others are known for their Patience or known for a strong ability to concentrate. When you write down your abilities, you recognize the positive qualities that are inside you.

Exercise 3: Show your character

People with low self-esteem are not very self-confident. They hide their supposed weaknesses and hold back their own thoughts. However, you can only strengthen your weak sense of self if you like yourself as you are. Show yourself as a person with weaknesses, but also with strengths. After all, corners and edges make up a person's character. Do not shy away from conflicts, but practice contradiction. Try not to go along with the general opinion, but take a different point of view. Your family and friends won't mind if you say what you think.

Conclusion: How to strengthen your self-esteem

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Reviewed by Dr. med. Stefan Frädrich

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