Time’s are hard but we are resilient
With so much going on in today’s societal climate. It can get easy to feel down, sad, depressed and even lack confidence in the world and yourself. However, it is important to manage your self-care: your thoughts, feelings, emotions and behaviors for a healthy and happy lifestyle. Below are some ways to boost your personal confidence and focus on self-care in practical ways.
These three exercises you can try each day to boost your self-confidence and give yourself the self-care you need.
Start a journal
A confidence-boosting journal should contain positive things you did for that day. Most people accomplish a lot of little things in the span of 24 hours, but don’t really think of them as achievements.
By putting them in a journal each day, you see how they build up over the weeks, months, and years. You might start with the simple things – like five ways you paid a random act of kindness to a stranger or three things you did that helped further your career.
It can be something as simple as holding the door open for a little old lady or reading a book about saving for retirement. As you look back on your entries of positive accomplishments, it will give you motivation to achieve even more.
List your goals in baby steps
Instead of setting a goal to accomplish the whole thing at once, try breaking it down in tiny steps that need to meet each day. Each time you get to cross off the little steps, you gain more confidence in yourself and you’ll empower yourself to reach the next step until you’ve achieved the primary goal.
If your goal is to save money for a vacation, you can plan tiny steps like placing $5 in a savings jar each day. You’ll feel good knowing you’ve done seven things for yourself one week rather than waiting until you suddenly have $1,000 falling into your lap for your upcoming holiday.
Plus, if you fail to achieve your big goals, it can diminish the self-confidence you have built up, so small goals and baby steps help you gain the esteem you’re lacking.
Read inspirational quotes
Search the Internet or purchase a book with lots of inspirational quotes on confidence or self-esteem. Read one of the quotes daily and see if you can apply it to your life throughout the day.
You can add it to your journal entry. If today’s inspirational quote talks about greeting everyone you meet that day (instead of avoiding eye contact), and then try it. At the end of the day, you can journal it as one more positive thing you accomplished.