Updated: Jun 29
Self-esteem is something I have struggled with my entire life. Up until recently, I have only begun to value myself more than before.
Self-confidence is what others see. I believe I have always come across as self-confident, but this does not mean it translates on the inside. Sometimes the most self-confident can feel low self-esteem. Self-esteem is how we feel on the inside. My thinking biases such as personalisation and being overly self-critical this has hindered my personal growth in the past. Now I am aware of my thinking biases, and they are no longer lingering in my unconscious; I can challenge them! It is not an easy feat, but it is well worth it. Again, like so many other aspects of ourselves, awareness is key!
There are numerous techniques to boost low self-esteem. Ask yourself to list three things that you are skilled at. Ask yourself how others who care for you would describe you; again list at least three. Make a journal of negative thoughts holding you back. Recognise these thoughts. Challenge these thoughts. Why do I think this? What evidence supports this thought? Choose affirmations to support you when you experience these thoughts.
There are many more techniques to boost self-esteem and self-confidence. If anyone wants any support in identifying what works for them, please don’t hesitate to contact me here Home | Chloe Mepham BSc Certified Life Coach.