Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” Indeed, many things in life require us to step up the challenge with confidence. Confidence stems from a Latin word that means “to trust”. Self-confidence then means to believe in your capabilities and to trust in your skills.
While it’s easy to say, it’s definitely difficult to do, when there are many stressful things at work or at home to make us question our abilities, but sometimes having a low self-confidence can be harmful to our work and our relationships.
Self-Confidence and Self-Esteem
Although self-confidence and self-esteem is used interchangeably, they are two very different things. While self-confidence is the belief in our own abilities, self-esteem is, according to psychiatrist, Dr. Neel Burton, the “cognitive and emotional appraisal of our worth”. Sometimes, a person can have high self-confidence, but low self-esteem, which, in the long run, can still affects us negatively. It is, therefore, important to develop a healthy level of self-esteem to help us make good decisions in life.
Do you sometimes feel anxiety or depression? Feelings of guilt? Do you feel many negative emotions when you see financial problems, weight issues, or complicated relationships? Do you feel constantly bored and unmotivated to do your tasks? Do you drink or smoke to divert your attention from these problems? Are there times when you feel like a failure, wishing that your life were better?
If so, you might be suffering from low self-esteem. At first, it might not even be clear that you have low self-esteem. Not all “shy” people have self-esteem issues. In fact, many arrogant people are actually suffering from low self-esteem problems.
How Hypnotherapy Can Help You
Hypnotherapy sessions can help you rediscover your innermost thoughts and character. Gaining healthy levels of self-confidence and self-esteem means diving into your perspectives and how you see yourself.
Having a low self-esteem can stem from different factors like comments from the people around us, attitude of family and friends, and even the media around us which can influence how we see beauty, success, or happiness.
At Blue Sky Life, you will consciously be able to see the factors that affect how you perceive yourself, your beliefs about happiness, and your emotional and cognitive reactions to these perspectives.
Life isn’t perfect, and after our sessions, you will learn that you don’t have to be perfect, too. You will be more open to your mistakes and responsibilities. You will rediscover your confidence and trust in yourself, and you’ll be able to overcome your fears and anxiety to achieve a more hopeful and optimistic outlook in life.