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According to Psychologist Anywhere Anytime (see link below), confidence is the trust or faith that you have in yourself and your abilities. Realistic feelings of confidence and positive self-esteem affect how you think and act, how you feel about others, and how successful you are in life. Having self-confidence does not mean that you can do everything. Self-confident people have expectations that are realistic. Even when some of their expectations are not met, they continue to be positive and to accept themselves.
According to NHS Choices, self-esteem is the opinion we have of ourselves. When we have healthy self-esteem, we tend to feel positive about ourselves and about life in general. It makes us able to deal with life’s ups and downs better.
When our self-esteem is low, we tend to see ourselves and our life in a more negative and critical light. We also feel less able to take on the challenges life throws at us.
Difficult life events, such as serious illness, stress or a bereavement, can have a negative effect on self-esteem.
Ways to improve low self-esteem:
Recognise what you are good at.
Build positive relationships.
Be kind to yourself.
Learn to be assertive.
Start saying 'no'.
Give yourself a challenge.
Hypnotherapy can help boost Self Confidence and Self-Esteem.