If honest, most of us would like a little extra confidence, whether it is at work, in our relationships or maybe with our body image.
Most of us recognise that confidence comes from inside of us. It also helps a great deal if you can increase your confidence from a good foundation of self-respect and valuing yourself as a human being.
There are many articles around on boosting your confidence, but today, we are going to explore some of the things that you may be doing that could be self-sabotaging your own confidence.
Have a look at the list below and see where you may be consciously, or unconsciously, knocking your own confidence:
- Putting everyone’s else’s needs before your own
- Always comparing yourself disfavour ably to other people
- Not valuing yourself as a precious and valuable human being
- Putting yourself down with your own self-talk
- Living someone else’s dream – instead of your own
- Putting up with abuse, verbal, emotional or physical.
- Failing to speak up – always wanting to keep the peace
- Always worrying about other people’s opinion of yourself – rather than placing importance on your own opinion
- Believing your life is ‘ less important’ than other people
- Being too passive or having the ‘ disease to please’
Can you identify with any of these? If so, it may be time to start to prioritize your own confidence and wellbeing. You are worth it!
Lisa Phillips is a Confidence Coach based in Sydney. Lisa features regularly in the media and is a popular speaker on the topics of empowerment and confidence. For more information, please see www.amazingcoaching.com.au
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