Many of us throughout our lives will suffer with low self-esteem or a poor sense of self-image. It is a common enough occurrence and some are lucky enough to pull through it and regain that sense of self-worth.
Anxiety is a natural part of our emotional makeup and is the mechanism by which our body prepares for a potentially dangerous situation. It is important to recognise that those â€œbutterflies in the stomachâ€ that we associate with anxiety are a natural reaction, both to positive and negative situations.
Your self-confidence is the value and belief you place in yourself and what you can achieve. As a human resource it is an incredibly powerful tool as it allows us to stretch ourselves, to take risks, to try hard and achieve.Â
Our â€œinner criticâ€ is the voice in our head that can sabotage all our efforts to make effective change.Â I came across this post from Andy Puddicombe the founder of Headspace, which has some helpful tips on how to stop giving yourself a hard time.Â How do you talk to yourself?