Do you constantly worry about what you look like? Are you always doubting yourself or worried that you said ‘the wrong thing’ when you are with your friends? These are just a few signs that indicate you may suffer from low self-esteem. During individual counseling in Orlando, we can help you learn ways to boost your confidence so that you can feel good about yourself once again. When you feel good about yourself, you can truly find peace knowing that you are enough. These are a few ways that you can start caring for your self-esteem.
Many people may not even be fully aware of their low self-esteem. They just accept it as a part of their life. However, this can lead to negative associations over time, and it can also cause much more harm than good. Instead of accepting this negative self-talk, take time to acknowledge when you start to have these reactions. Learn about how you actually feel, react, and think. Once you acknowledge these feelings, you can start to work on counteracting them with more positive self-talk.
Many of us may have certain events that stimulate negative thoughts of self-doubt. Some of these activities may also cause overwhelming doubt about how we act in particular situations. When you take notice of these triggers, you can learn how to positively adapt to these events. Instead of viewing these events as a negative experience, you can then view them as a challenge and learning experience. Challenge yourself to associate more positive thoughts with these instances, and over time, you can boost your confidence.
When you do not take the time to prioritize yourself and your needs, you can struggle to feel good about yourself. Take time for self-care by doing things that make you stay in tune with your mind and body. This time is important in allowing space for self-reflection and also learning more about your own needs. When you are able to give yourself what you need, you can start to feel in harmony with yourself, and this can lead to a boost in confidence.
When you have low self-esteem, you may often think that you are the target of other people’s conversation, thoughts, or actions. However, this can just be a fear of your insecurities talking. Instead of personalizing the experience each time, you should focus on what truly exists in the reality ahead of you. Avoid the impulse to go ‘down the rabbit hole’ of negative self-talk, and do not let your doubts get the best of you.
When you boost your own self-esteem, you can also alleviate the stress that may come with constant worry or fear that you are doing the wrong thing. If you are ready to work on your confidence but do not know where to start, let our team help you in individual counseling in Orlando.
Heather Oller is a licensed Orlando therapist at Orlando Thrive Therapy, Coaching & Counseling who specializes in counseling Orlando couples, individuals, and families who are seeking changes in their lives. She has been a mental health professional for over 17 years and is a practicing Orlando counselor that specializes in conflict resolution for couples. You can contact her for an appointment or call 407-592-8997 for more information.