We’re not even close to objective when it comes to judging our looks. When we view our reflections in the mirror we’re likely to filter out the good bits and zoom in on the not-so-good bits.
There’s no shortage of research showing that a distorted self-view can cause your confidence level to plummet.
Take these steps to improve your view of yourself:
- Every day, make a note of one of your strengths.
- See the whole package. Focus on your good points. Don’t forget personality traits such as warm and friendly, smart and motivated.
- Stop comparing yourself to others especially those you think are better looking, or more accomplished. Focus on developing your authenticity and happiness.
- Don’t rely on others to make you feel good. If you do, you’re putting yourself in a vulnerable position. If you depend on what others think, you’ll feel good when feedback is positive, but when you get negative responses, your confidence will crumble.
Pick up the March issue of Good Health for more confidence tips.
Pick up Good Health’s March issue for more confidence tips, or subscribe at magshop.co.nz.