5 habits to help build self confidence and self-esteem
- Start telling yourself you're awesome. It may seem hokey but there’s scientific evidence to prove that affirmations work. Try out a few to see which one fits and then stick to it
Some affirmations we love:
- I am worthy of love and belonging
- I am a person of integrity, I accept myself and others with grace
- I am a joyful person bringing light to those around me
- I am strong, kind and full of optimism
- Learn a new skill. There are tons of programs from CodeAcademy to Babbel out there and learning a new skill activates different parts of your brain. Plus, you’re likely to share your new passion and that creates connection.
- Volunteer. You may think you don’t have time but, the truth is, you have just as much time as everyone else… it’s how you use it that is the difference. Choose to volunteer for a cause you care about and you’ll find the warm fuzzies that follow bring an inner sense of purpose that everyone can see and feel in your presence.
- Make a gratitude list. Every night write down one or two things that you are grateful for, it could be a smile from a stranger or the fact that you resisted the urge to eat that 4th piece of pizza… over time the habit of writing it down reminds your subconscious to feel gratitude all the time.
- Exercise. This may seem unrelated but the chemistry of your brain is directly affected by your body. That's why power posing works (arms up to feel triumphant)! Exercise gets your brain and body ready to work together to help you feel your very best.
To really kick start your self esteem, register for the Possibilities Emotional Intelligence seminar.