Believing in yourself

Believing in yourself

Feeling confident and positive doesn’t always come easy. There may be times when we feel great, but then there are times when we feel terrible.

Many of us – whatever age, gender, shape or size – will have moments where we feel low, unhappy and stressed. But there are ways you can manage these moments. Learning how to cope with the situation and knowing what to do to pick yourself up is an important skill.

Below we explore the ways some of us here at Life Coach Directory believe you can stay confident and positive, even when you’re having a bad day.

Wake up early, make your favourite breakfast and take your time

One way to get yourself out of a funk is to treat yourself to a slow morning. It may seem like a struggle, but getting up an hour early and jumping straight in the shower is a great way to boost your mood. Have a large, cold glass of water as you’re making breakfast. Enjoy your food in the garden, taking in the sunshine or listening to your favourite music. Try not to look at your phone, emails or computer – save that for the work day.

Make a list of the things you love about yourself

This may sound a bit strange, but we don’t compliment ourselves enough. Often we will shy away and brush off any compliment we receive, but we should embrace them! Instead of focusing on the things you don’t like, stand in front of the mirror and focus on the things you do like. Write them down. If you like your eyes, make note of what you like about them. If you don’t like your stomach, forget about it – instead, recognise your great smile, your long legs or even your personality.

The thing to remember is that everyone has insecurities. That person you admire will also have moments where they feel low and self-conscious. Smile, laugh, stand tall and be happy and your confidence will follow.

Reflect on your achievements

Take a moment to reflect on your achievements. These don’t have to be big – not everyone has started a business or climbed a mountain – but recognise what you can and have achieved. You may have graduated from university, been offered a new job, passed your driving test or simply helped a friend in a time of need. It is important to reflect on the things you are proud of, so that you don’t forget your abilities when times get tough.

A life coach can help you recognise your abilities when you have lost your way. If you are not sure where to start, take a look at our coaching areas to learn more.

Seek inspiration and leave your comfort zone

If you’re feeling uninspired and in a bit of a rut, get out of it. It is important to live a happy life and the first step in the journey is to be happy! If you dislike your job, want to learn a new skill or go on your dream trip across America, do something about it. Happiness is a key player in the journey to wellness and you deserve to feel great. Talk to a friend, family member or a qualified life coach and ask for advice. If you are unhappy in work, look for a new direction. If you want to learn a new language, join a class. If you want to run that marathon, sign up, train and go for it – your path isn’t set in stone, so change it!

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Ellen Hoggard

Written by Ellen Hoggard

Ellen is the Content Manager for Memiah and writer for Life Coach Directory and Happiful magazine.
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