One of the major symptoms of low self-confidence is a seemingly unshakeable belief that everyone around you is self-assured; they know what they are doing and where they are going; they are strong and focused and have no self-doubts.
Perhaps the most important thing I can tell you is that this is an illusion. When our confidence is at rock bottom we naturally slip into a negative cycle where we believe that we are not as good as whoever we are comparing ourselves with. It’s so easy to fall into this trap especially on a day when we are not feeling our attractive best.
Confident people have learned how to believe in themselves and how to maintain positive self-belief even when faced with the most difficult challenges. This is good news for you because if they can do it then you can too! Take the following steps and before you know it you will feel like a new and vibrant person.
- Forget about concentrating on what you can’t do and get focusing on what you can do.
- Stop comparing yourself with others; everyone has their ups and downs (yes even those glittering celebrities).
- Appreciate yourself and know your worth, if you don’t value yourself how can you expect anyone else to?
- Put a smile on your face and reach out to others, you will be amazed at how people respond to friendliness; yes you could even smile at a stranger.