It’s the Gentlemen’s curb a lifestyle blog where fashion meets fitness in a BIG way. I want to share some information about building your self-esteem. Even the most confident of people can suffer from self-esteem lows every now and again. It’s just one of those things that life seems to throw at us. Whether you’re having a bad day, or you just feel as if you’re not at your best, self-doubt can start to creep in. While you may never be able to go a day without this happening again, you can make them as minimal as possible. When it comes to working on your self-esteem, you often think that you have to change in order to be happy. But that’s not necessarily the best cure. You’re not feeling your best because of external factors, and they’re starting to drag you down – and it’s that you need to cure.
First of all, you’re going to want to identify what’s causing your dip in confidence. When you’re able to see what’s bringing you down, you can control it. Because you, as you as, are great. You don’t have to change anything about who you are as a person; you just need to work on how you feel about yourself. Think of it as being you, but better – the very best version of yourself. So rather than think that you need to change your look, how you act, or what you believe in, you just need to work on you. To help you do that, here are ten different ways you can look to top up your self-esteem.
Stop Comparing Yourself
First of all, we’re going to address something that so many of us do – whether we think we do, or like to admit it or not. And that’s comparing ourselves. It’s a natural occurrence, especially in this social media age. We often compare where we are in life, with where others are – or what they have, or what they look like. It’s something that you may even do subconsciously. Because we can never really compare ourselves to others, because we walk different paths. All this will do is bring you down. But when you stop, you’ll find that you can walk your own path and continue to make it great.
Don’t Fit The Mold
When you compare yourself, you may feel the pressure to be like others. But this is only ever going to harm your self-esteem. It can lead you to feel unworthy. Instead, you’re going to want to focus on that personal path of yours and stick to it. You don’t have to be a clone of someone else or work to their rules. Be bold and make your own!
Embrace Who You Are
It’s at this point that you need to learn to embrace the person that you are. When you accept everything about yourself, from your strengths and weaknesses to your looks and your shape, you will start to feel more confident. At the same time, you need to get to know yourself. The things that you like and that you re are important here, so begin to understand yourself. It will help you to stay true to yourself.
Pursue Your Passions
As you start to feel more comfortable in your own skin, and love who you are as a person, you’ll be able to find out what you love most in life. By uncovering your passions, you can then start to pursue them. Whether it’s a career path, a hobby, or a way of life, as you start to follow your own path, your self-esteem will naturally rise.
Try Out Mindfulness
While the four steps above are incredibly important for keeping you grounded and happy in yourself, you may find that external sources still try to knock your calm. Because stress can come in a whole range of forms, and threaten to take you down again. To counteract this, try out the mindfulness techniques in Selfication.com guide. Mindfulness can be a great way to cope with the stress and pressures life throws at us.
Focus On Your Health
From here, you’re then going to want to start focusing on you. And not only does this mean your happiness, but your health too. You’re doing something for your mental health with mindfulness, but you will need to start looking after your body as much as possible, and fitness can help with that. Not to change your body or fit the mold, but to be healthy for you!
Invest In Your Wardrobe
As much as self-esteem is feeling and mind-related, you can influence how you feel by focusing on how you look. Sometimes, it’s a simple as dressing well to feel good. So treat yourself. Whether that’s something custom from Chookhare.com or a few new basis from your favorite store. By investing in your wardrobe, you’re investing in you and your confidence.
Prioritize Your Grooming
From clothing to taking care of yourself, you’re also going to want to make sure that you have your grooming routine down. Because you’re always going to feel better when you take care of yourself. By finding a routine that works for your, you’ll get a mini confidence boost every morning.
Spend Time With Positive People
Next, you need to think about your social life. Because if your network is mainly negative, this will affect your self-esteem too. Instead, you need to surround yourself with positive people. The benefits of this, as Success.com suggest, are incredible. When you have good people in your life, their attitude rubs off on you, they champion you, and it helps you to believe in yourself too. So surround yourself with positive people and role models with similar outlooks and interest as you.
Take Time Of For Yourself
And above all else, you have to make sure that you’re putting yourself first. This means taking some time out, relaxing and resting, and staying away from stress as much as possible. Because if you’re stressed out all of the time, it will heavily impact on your self-esteem. So start to put yourself first, and combined with everything else, you should find the confidence levels you’ve always wanted.
It’s the Gentlemen’s Curb where fashion meets fitness in a BIG way, until next time.