As a teenager and into my early twenties, I struggled with low self-esteem. I was very insecure. When I looked in the mirror, I could hardly make eye contact with myself. I hated what I saw.
I struggled to love myself because I was too busy comparing myself to other young women around me.
It wasn’t until I began to shift the focus on myself and began my self-love journey that things improved. Some days I still struggle to believe the best about myself. Sometimes, I compare myself to others. Sometimes, I wish that I was further along in my entrepreneurial endeavors than I am. I dream big, I’m goal oriented and sometimes I’m just too hard on myself.
These steps that I am about to share with you have really helped me to boost my self-esteem EACH time I have felt really low about myself, my goals and ability to succeed. If you are struggling with your confidence, in any area of your life, you may find these helpful ❤️
4 Steps to Boost Your Confidence!
Step 1 Remind yourself of how your creator sees you. He created you on purpose for a purpose. He knows and understands you better than you do yourself. Study the scriptures to see how He sees you. Because He loves you – flaws and all. He looks beyond our imperfection and mistakes.
Step 2 Write out a list of all your accomplishments and positive qualities. Everything you’ve overcome, everything you bring to the table, every table you’ve built. Take a moment to brag about it. Remind yourself of how far you’ve already come!!
Step 3 Every time you are in front of a mirror, look yourself in the eye and begin to speak life over yourself and over your goals/dreams. Practice positive self talk.
The more your quote the positive affirmations and scriptures about who God says you are and what He says you can do through Him – the more self-aware you will become when the negative thoughts hit. And, you’ll automatically start combating those negative thoughts with affirmations and scripture.
Even if you don’t believe what you’re saying initially, if you are consistent, your perspective of yourself will begin to shift over time!
Talk to yourself!! Hype yourself up!! Remind yourself that you are a Queen. You are a King. You were created in the image of the one true God and you were born with purpose. People can’t give you that.
People can’t assign purpose to your life. So, remind yourself that you are called and you are worthy. The world is ready and waiting to hear your voice and your story. Someone’s breakthrough depends on it.
You are deserving of the happiness you enjoy in your life. You have sown in tears, you have labored and you have waited. When what you’ve worked so hard for manifests, don’t let anyone make you feel bad about it.
Be careful not to look down on and talk down to yourself. The conversations you have with yourself are thee most important conversations you will ever partake in. Adjust your crown. Walk humbly, but confidently knowing that it is a privilege for people to be in your presence!
Step 4 Be patient with yourself. Go on a self-love journey and learn to love yourself again. Fall in love with the new you! We are always changing, growing and evolving as individuals. We are not the exact same person we were years ago. So, sometimes we have to learn to love who we’ve become and make peace with where we are in life, now.
If you haven’t heard it in awhile, know that YOU are such an amazing person. I’m glad you’re here. And, the world would not be the same without you!!
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