“Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit”
― E.E. Cummings
Self-confidence means being in-sync with your capabilities, powers and self-worth regardless of the situation that you are in. It means that you acknowledge your strengths and believe in yourself to achieve your purpose and go for the challenges that the life throws at you, gallantly. It is the “mantra” of certainty and self-belief that makes you stand out of the crowd – self-assured, self-aware and upbeat. Undoubtedly, self-confidence is your “golden-ticket” to the worldly benefits and spiritual boons!
Fact – People with low self-confidence tend to repel people around them. Their limiting mindsets and behavior makes them unbearable and a “drag” to be around. As per studies – Low self-esteem is a thinking disorder in which an individual views him/herself as inadequate, unlovable, and/or incompetent. Once formed, this negative view permeates every thought, producing faulty assumptions and ongoing self-defeating behavior. It’s a vicious cycle of negativity, low self-esteem and failure that goes on for ever and ever!
The good news is that self-confidence is something you can improve! If you’re feeling less-than-celestial, these simple, actionable tips are for you (for that much-needed confidence boost) –
Loving yourself and believing in what you stand for – is undoubtedly the best way to appreciate oneself! Self LOVE, definitely is one of the most essential developmental parts of the fabric of our being. It is what makes you, YOU! Embracing yourself the way you are and practicing the art of unconditional self LOVE is what will make you achieve boundless content and comfort that you have been seeking for!
“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.”
― Edith Lovejoy Pierce
Year 2018 is here! A brand new year and a spanking new set of dreams, aspirations and resolutions! Yes, it’s that time of year again. The time of year when we feel as if we have to turn over a new leaf and become a new, improved us! It is a time for people to reflect on their past year’s behavior and promise to make positive lifestyle changes. Whether you have a list of actual resolutions or are just vowing to set a daily objective – the point of it all is to accomplish goals and make amends, right?
So, how to make this time round more successful, without failing? Well it’s not as hard as you might think! There are some really easy ways to set yourself on the path to success –
“It’s sad if people think that’s (homemaking) a dull existence, [but] you can’t just buy an apartment and furnish it and walk away. It’s the flowers you choose, the music you play, the smile you have waiting. I want it to be gay and cheerful, a haven in this troubled world. I don’t want my husband and children to come home and find a rattled woman. Our era is already rattled enough, isn’t it?”
― Audrey Hepburn
“Your value doesn’t decrease based on someone’s inability to see your worth.”
People judge! They will always try to define you and put you in a box basis their own assessment and perception of you (doesn’t matter what authenticity the perception holds!) You may be defined basis your race, gender, weight, the way you dress, your social status, your sexuality, your friends (Heck! Even on basis of what you eat!) It is hard to live your best lives, when “best” is defined by someone else! Constant nay-sayers, consistent cynics, ceaseless criticism – they have many names and wear a many masks!
“If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.”
― Thomas Jefferson
Each of us have our own “comfort zone” which, more than an actual place is an emotional-psychological safe haven involving our daily habits and routine. Being in our comfort zone implies protection and security, minimizing any risks and stress. It’s a warm, safe cocoon where we are happily existing, distant enough from any mishap or blunder. When we step outside of our comfort zone, we’re taking a risk and opening ourselves up to the possibility of stress and anxiety! (Well, who wants that now?) As humans, we are creatures of comfort and taking risks is a menace that we are not well equipped to handle. It is too much of an effort and labor, something that we usually shy away from!
We all feel stress in our lifetime! Dismally, stress is an inevitable part of our lives and there is nothing much that we can do about it, other than to stand up against it and fight back. There could be better days, there could be good days and on other days you are a chaos!