Feel better by increasing both self-esteem and self-confidence (1 minute read)
This post continues with how you can feel better during this crisis by developing yourself and your self-esteem. As mentioned in the previous posts, there are several important dimensions that contribute with different keys for understanding how we see and value ourselves: self-confidence, self-esteem, self-worth and self-efficacy. Taken together, these dimensions of the self are coherent and some of them are easier to influence than others. This also gives us hope that it is possible to develop and feel better about ourselves. See upcoming posts for inspiration on how to do this.
Hence, we need both self-confidence and self-esteem because they are interconnected. Self-confidence, how we assess our various abilities, is possible to influence by doing activities that we enjoy. It is also often possible to measure progress with concrete milestones, etc. Having the habit of trying new things and practicing not being tough on yourself but instead supportive when learning something new are important keys.
To consider when it comes to your self-esteem and self-confidence:
When did you last learn something new?
How do you deal with the usual frustrations when learning is not so easy?
How hard are you against yourself when you fail?
Would you feel better if you were more supportive?
How can you become more supportive?
More on how you can increase your self-esteem in the next post. See also the free blog or the course How to develop self-esteem and boost your confidence at https://jennyrappbefree.com
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