Self – Esteem Booster 101

Attack!

Random question without notice: Have you ever had a negative experience in relation to your ‘learning’ that has damaged your confidence? In other words, has anyone ever said something to you like ‘no, you’re wrong’ (even though you knew you were right), ‘you’re an idiot’, ‘you’re stupid’, ‘you’ll never amount to anything’, or ‘you’re never going to achieve anything in your life’? Has anything like this ever happened?

So, with that in mind, ask yourself: have you ever had a negative experience in relation to your ‘learning’ that has damaged your confidence? Has a higher authority (such as a teacher, older sibling, someone at school, parent or relative) ever told you that you were pathetic, useless or stupid? If so, did you automatically believe it to be the truth? It must be the truth because it came from a higher (and often respected or feared) authority didn’t it? Obviously, just because a higher authority says it doesn’t make it true. But the impact of these attacks is often subconscious and can lurk deep in the mind – rather than be something the individual is acutely aware of.

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What Do You Say?

If you have a low sense of self-esteem you will also have poor feelings about your abilities and your worth. Unfortunately, low self-esteem also results in low achievement level at school. This is because low self-esteem directly impacts your confidence, your attitude, your resilience and your enthusiasm for learning. But we don’t want to be negative about it! We want to provide you with some solutions don’t we! So, what can you do about it?

Solution Time!

The point of this article is to build you up and help you realize you are awesome. We want you to become the best you that you can possibly be. So let’s look at some things you can do every day that will make your confidence soar.

1. Let’s get positive, positive, I want to get positive, let’s get into positive (think theme song from ‘Let’s Get Physical’). Just be positive – about every single thing! Especially yourself. Talk yourself up. What’s the point in being negative anyway – what does it solve? Does it make anything better? Or does it make it much worse? Try being positive about every single thing for one whole week. That’s right – a week. You can do it. Try it. See what happens. Then do two weeks, three weeks and more. What do you think will happen? There is no doubt that if you do this and stick to it, your attitude will change dramatically. Make it happen.

2. Think of all the things you are good at and all the success you have created. If you’re not sure ask your parents or your friends. Write these things down and keep adding to the list as you think of anything. Read the list every morning when you wake up and any time you need a confidence boost. Just write things that make you feel good and you know are true. You will find there are many more amazing things about you than you realized. If you think there isn’t you’re just being negative again! Focus on the good.

3. Associate with people who like, respect, and support you for who you are. Try to avoid people who are always looking to find fault with you. Why would you want to spend time with negative people? If they’re negative about you or others, they are really just down on themselves. You may like to work with them on that flaw but ultimately people like that will be like a weight around your ankles – they’ll drag you down.

4. Get involved in activities you actually enjoy. You will likely be successful in these activities which will boost your confidence. It doesn’t matter whether you are good at art, marbles, butt-slapping or sport, just do things that make you feel good and things that get you excited (don’t do anything that harms others please!)

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