By: Melissa Barton, MA, LPC-S Being a woman in 2021 can be amazing, but it also has its challenges. We get pulled in a million directions, and that can feel overwhelming. As women, we may be business owners, employees, moms, wives, friends, and list goes on. At times, our confidence may falter for different reasons. […]
Being a woman in 2021 can be amazing, but it also has its challenges. We get pulled in a million directions, and that can feel overwhelming. As women, we may be business owners, employees, moms, wives, friends, and list goes on. At times, our confidence may falter for different reasons. Some of these reasons may be out of your hands, but there are things you can do to help boost your confidence.
Here are a few helpful hints to consider to boost your confidence and be your best self.
Stop comparing yourself to everyone else. Especially on social media
Ok. We are all guilty of spending hours scrolling Facebook or the like. When we do this, oftentimes we see someone who we feel has a better body, parents their children better, has a perfect relationship, etc., etc. This can lead to negative thoughts, and less confidence. Don’t compare what they are showing on the outside to how you are feeling on the inside. Honestly, we could all use a little less social media.
Stop saying “yes” to everything.
We all have responsibilities. These may include family, jobs or volunteering, but we cannot do it all. It is ok to say no when asked to be the treasurer of PTO, or when asked to stay late at work. When we overcommit, it makes it harder to get everything done. Therefore, we may feel like we are failing. Prioritize your time and focus on a few commitments you can be successful completing. This will boost your confidence!
Take a compliment!
Way too often do we brush off a compliment from someone or downplay an accomplishment. We tend to focus on the negative, which can lead to lower self-esteem. Just say “Thank you,” and own it!
Surround yourself with positive people.
We all know a few complainers, gossips, or critics. It is hard to avoid them, or maybe we are those people sometimes. Still, it is important to surround ourselves with those who support us and allow us to be ourselves. Be mindful of how certain relationships make you feel and decide how to spend your time.
Help someone out.
I do not mean adding more to your plate or taking on someone else’s duties. I simply mean, be nice. Pay a friend a compliment or listen when they need a friend. Be that positive force for someone else. It feels great!
Make yourself a priority. Do things that make you feel good. Take care of your body by exercising, eating good food, or getting outside every day. Take care of your mind by reaching out for support, journaling, or relaxing.
If you are struggling with boosting your confidence or low self-esteem, counseling with a licensed professional can help.
Begin Counseling to Boost Your Confidence in Katy, TX
If you are ready feel like your best self, the therapists at The Counseling Center at Cinco Ranch can help! We provide counseling for men and women, as well as group counseling. To begin counseling in Katy, TX follow these three steps:
- Contact our office to set up an appointment or to get more information about counseling for low self-esteem.
- Meet with one of our caring therapists
- Find ways to improve your self-esteem and boost confidence!
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Here at The Counseling Center at Cinco Ranch we offer counseling services for people of all ages including: eating disorder treatment, men’s issues, treatment for anxiety, counseling for kids, counseling for young adults, teen counseling, family therapy, , trauma counseling, and group counseling. Our therapists strive to regularly post blogs with helpful information on a variety of mental health topics. To learn more about our therapists and our counseling services, please reach out to the Counseling Center today!