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How To Boost Your Self-Esteem & Become More Confident

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It’s seriously easy to point out all of your flaws about your appearance. It’s easy to see pictures of those “perfect people” that are spread across social media and wonder why you don’t look exactly like that. Feeling good about yourself and how you look isn’t always easy, in fact it can be downright difficult. 

If you’re currently struggling with feelings about your appearance, it can feel like you’ve got the weight of the world on your shoulders. It can feel like whatever you do, you will never be good enough or that you will never feel good enough. If you’re feeling like this, don’t panic – it’s actually an extremely common way to feel. 

The good news is that when it comes to boosting your self-esteem and confidence, it can be easier than you might think to achieve. It’s simply a case of getting the approach right, that’s all. 

Wondering what steps you can take to feel better about yourself and how you look? Below is a guide to all of the ins and outs for learning to love yourself again – read on for everything that you need to know. 

Stop Comparing Yourself to Others 

A common cause of a lack of self-esteem is constantly comparing yourself to others. Whether it’s your best friend, your sibling, or a co-worker, it’s easy to compare yourself and your appearance to others and wonder why you don’t look like them. This kind of behavior can have a seriously detrimental impact on your self-esteem. 

So, if you want to feel better about yourself and how you look, it’s important to stop comparing yourself to others. Instead, focus on the things that you love about yourself, and the things that make you (and your body) unique. 

Don’t Be Ashamed to Make Changes

There’s a common misconception that when it comes to self-esteem, making changes to your appearance is counter productive and a negative step to take. However, if making a change, such as undergoing cosmetic surgery from a specialist, like Dr Ross Farhadieh, to improve your appearance and make yourself feel happier, will boost your confidence then there’s nothing wrong with that. What’s important is that you love your body and how you look and feel confident with your own appearance. 

Get Inspired 

When it comes to learning to love yourself more, it’s a good idea to source some inspiration, such as by following hashtags on social media that promote normal body shapes and sizes, rather than impossible standards of beauty and style. If all you’re looking at is impossible standards of beauty, you’re naturally going to end up resenting yourself. So, it pays to look at photos that promote normal bodies and appearances, rather than perfected and filtered ones. 

There you have it, a guide to how you can boost your self-esteem and become more confident. It isn’t something that will happen over night, but with the right steps it’s possible to change how you feel about yourself and how you look. 

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Written by Marni E. Goldberg

Marni E. Goldberg is a journalist covering the financial market and graduate of Wharton School of Business. She loves cooking, travelling in her spare time, and spending quality time with her family.

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