If you’re feeling sad or stressed or insecure, here are some small things to make you feel better about yourself – plus more positive and confident.
From time to time, you might find yourself feeling as though you are not fully happy with yourself.
This is something that can be very hard to reconcile. It’s the kind of experience that many of us go through very frequently – without knowing how to snap out of this mindset.
If you feel this way a lot and you want to try and do something about it, there are a huge number of simple things you can do to feel better about yourself.
As you might know, I’m a bestselling author, award winning designer and happiness researcher. I wrote a book called Happy Habits.
In my research, I learned a lot about how to make sure you develop positive habits which lead to a happier life – by embracing specific principles of “habit formation.”
In this article I will be sharing some small habits which you can easily do to feel better about yourself and improve your mood.
Let’s take a look below at some of the small steps to consider taking in order to feel more positive and confident.
Whoever you are, you have a whole wealth of inner resources that you are able to call upon at any time. You just need to tap into your fullest potential. When you dig deeper, you rise higher.
You are stronger than you realize, if you just push a little harder.
Plus you’re capable of learning and growing in exciting ways, if you move through fear and stress – and focus on the rewards waiting on the other side of your comfort zone.
You also have resources all around you – in the form of friends, family and work connections. Consider the people who you trust – and know that they can support you in various ways – if you ask them for help.
When you feel like you’re stuck in a situation – forever and ever – you feel sad and stressed.
So, just take a moment to recognize that those resources truly are there for you. You’ll start to feel more positive and better about yourself. You will believe in your ability to create the life improvements you want.
We all have a range of habits, good and bad. It is often the work of a lifetime trying to choose more of the good ones and fewer of the bad ones.
The simple act of paying a little more attention to your habits is one of the most important and powerful things you can do.
When you start to live more intentionally, you ensure that you are choosing habits which reward you with a healthier sense of self.
Make lists. Write down the habits you want to focus on more – and list the habits you want to break. Read them regularly. Empower yourself to choose more wisely.
What you wear is closely tied up in how you feel about yourself too.
But not because you need to dress to look a certain way for others – or to follow trends.
And so you want to wear good quality, clean clothes which you feel comfortable and happy wearing.
Make sure your clothes aren’t stained, torn or wrinkled. This might mean getting replacement parts for your washing machine so your clothes can be in a better condition – or storing them more carefully.
Taking better care of your wardrobe is a small thing that can really help you to feel good about yourself.
The main reason that we tend to feel not so good about ourselves is because we are constantly comparing ourselves to other people.
As a result, it’s hugely important for us to be part of the pack.
But if you really want to develop true confidence, you need to remember that you shouldn’t compare yourself to others.
Focus on becoming the best you that you can be.
When you avoiding comparison and competition, you will feel so much better about yourself in no time at all.