Self esteem is not the same as self confidence even though the two are related. It is however important to know the difference:
Self Esteem is how you see you yourself and how much you actually like your self.
Self Confidence is what you think of your own abilities to perform certain tasks such as casual conversations, work related tasks etc.
It is important to be aware of this difference because to improve your self confidence, it’s a good idea to start to build your self esteem first. When you build your self esteem it is important that you take good care of yourself. There are many small things you can start doing right away to build your self esteem. Here are some suggestions:
Eat healthy – Get rid of all the junk food.
Get out and start exercising – Bicycling, jogging, walking etc.
Pat yourself on the back often – Tell yourself how great you are!
Have some ‘You Time’ – Take some time every day to do something you really enjoy doing.
Spend time only with people that make you feel good.
Dress in clothes that make you feel attractive
Try to learn something new every day about a topic that you find interesting
Do a nice thing to another person
Make sure you take the time to relax – Audio self hypnosis is a great way to do this.
To get more information about how you can build your self esteem, please visit this site called Help! I’m Too Shy. There’s lots of info and articles about how to cure shyness, increasing your self confidence and building self esteem.
When you start to take good care of yourself you will be able to build your self esteem and feel a lot better about yourself. This will in turn increase your self confidence and you will be able to interact a lot easier with other people. See you at Help! I’m Too Shy.