For those who’ve got a disability, combatting low self-esteem can be a constant problem. But that needn’t be the case. There are many ways you can improve your self-confidence. Here’s a quick list of the easiest and best options for you.
1. Listen To Music
While this doesn’t exactly build confidence, it does help to create a positive mind-set that supports other aspects on this list. The type of music you listen to will be a personal choice, but there are certain songs proven to improve mood. These include timeless classic pop songs. You can read the list here.
2. Write Down All The Positive Actions You’ve Done
Every day you should write down all the positive interactions and results you’ve achieved in that day. This could be something as simple as having a happy customer at work or a good conversation with a friend. Every positive action should be recognised.
3. Remove Negativity From Your Life
There are probably going to be a few things present in your life that invoke negative feelings. It could be images of past partners, images of you before a disability, or perhaps books from lost friends. Remove these from open view at least, if not discard them completely.
If it’s a person who’s dragging you down, you should consider whether it’s worth you maintaining the relationship or not. One option is to avoid them until they start to take the hint and be more positive around you.
4. Reshape Failure Into Learning Points
One of the reasons why we lose confidence is because failure is often seen as a negative. However, we should really look at failures as learning points to help us do better next time round. Without these learning points, we will struggle to become the best we can be.
Therefore, the next time something bad happens, look at the lessons that can be learnt from the situation and implement them next time that situation comes along.
5. Take Care
Another key aspect of your confidence boost is to ensure you’re taking care of yourself. But also taking care of others can also help you boost your confidence. It allows you to see how important you and your contributions are. There are many different ways you can help others, including volunteering with charities such as Dancing Giraffe.
Those with a disability can suffer from low self-esteem, but this doesn’t need to be the case. There are ways you can boost your confidence. Check out the options above and see your confidence grow.