How a positive Self-Image can help you accomplish your dreams Having self-confidence is essential no matter what you do in life. Whether you want to run your own business, succeed in your career, have better personal relationships, or follow your dreams. Without self-belief and a healthy dose of self-esteem you’ll never take the necessary steps to achieving your goals. Having good self-esteem helps you to:
- Try new things
- Make healthy personal choices
- Believe in yourself
Being happy with your self-image is key to building up self-confidence and self-esteem, for how can we present ourselves to the world if we are not altogether positive about how we are viewed, or view ourselves? What is Self-Image? Our self-image is how we perceive ourselves and is made up over time from experiences which could lead us to feel positively or negatively about ourselves. There is no denying that our self-image has a huge impact on our general happiness and wellbeing. People that project a positive self-image, i.e. smart, well dressed, clean and confident will be more likely to be seen as positive and capable. And of course the reverse can also be true. By presenting a positive self-image it is possible to boost our self-esteem and confidence, and this will have an impact on our lives in a constructive and affirmative way. There are many ways in which you can build your self-confidence by taking a careful look at your self-image.
- Are you wearing clothes that flatter your figure?
- Do the colours you typically wear compliment your skin and hair tones?
- Are you maximising your best assets?
It is important to remember that your self-image is not fixed but ever-changing and malleable. You can develop your self-image and foster a more positive one by:
- Accepting yourself as a unique person
- Refraining from comparing yourself to others
- Asking others to list your positive qualities
- Being comfortable in your own skin
It’s certainly not easy to build a positive self-image if you have been trapped in negative thinking for a while, and it takes time to change and appreciate that we are all different. But once you start to work on improving your self-image, you’ll naturally become more confident and realise that a healthy self-image comes from loving and accepting ourselves first. And the more you recognise how unique and special you are, the more qualities, skills, and talents you’ll uncover. Agnès Brown – Master Trainer