SIX STEPS TO SELF-CON­FI­DENCE

Clin­i­cal hyp­nother­a­pist Dr Vesna Grubace­vic sug­gests these self-worth boost­ers

Women's Weekly (Malaysia) - - Career -

1. Im­prove self-talk

“Beat­ing up on our­selves re­duces con­fi­dence, while ac­knowl­edg­ing and ap­pre­ci­at­ing our suc­cesses can help to im­prove self-es­teem. Si­lence your in­ner critic and start self­ap­pre­ci­a­tion in­stead.”

2. Value suc­cess

and cel­e­brate your wins “Think about and fo­cus on a suc­cess­ful out­come be­fore an event. This will boost your con­fi­dence. When you do achieve a goal, cel­e­brate it.”

3. In­stant calm

“By putting your­self in a calm frame of mind – med­i­ta­tion and re­lax­ation tech­niques can help – you can man­age your emo­tions and si­lence neg­a­tive self-talk.”

4. Seek a men­tor

or pro­fes­sional help “Learn­ing from a men­tor is a great way to boost con­fi­dence. If is­sues are deep-seated, it could be worth in­vest­ing in pro­fes­sional help.”

5. Pos­i­tive af­fir­ma­tions

“Us­ing a per­sonal mantra that you can tell your­self ev­ery day is great, be it ‘I am good enough’ or ‘I can do this’. Make sure you be­lieve it be­cause be­liefs af­fect be­hav­iour.”

6. Love your­self

“Be your own best friend. Shut down lim­it­ing be­liefs, make time for things that boost your self-es­teem and talk your­self up to feel good.”

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