Self-esteem and self-confidence

Self-esteem and self-confidence, different, though often connected qualities.

Self-esteem – what you think and feel about yourself, how you value yourself (self-worth)

  • too little and you’ll sell yourself short
  • too much – well, we all know of someone who seems to have an all-encompassing sense of entitlement …

Self Confidence – how much you trust your abilities and judgement

We are constantly updating our opinions about everything – including ourselves – in the light of things that happen as we go through life.

It is quite natural for both self-esteem and self-confidence to fluctuate.

  • A run of bad luck or a relationship breakdown can dent our self-esteem, though we usually plod on with life and recover fairly quickly.
  • We can be superbly confident in one situation, but timid as a mouse in another.

Often, improving self-esteem can be the first step to improving all areas of your life, though anyone experiencing very low self-esteem can find this hard to believe.

Learning how to be confident in situations in which you normally feel shy or uncomfortable can be liberating.

 Contact Amanda to find out about how hypnotherapy can help you make the most of yourself.

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