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As the new school year starts, there will be many people around the world being in new situations that they have not experienced before. Starting a new school or college degree can mean meeting a whole bunch of new people and even having new roommates as a new semester starts. And while it can be a really fun time, it can also be a really daunting time that can be pretty anxiety-inducing. The unknown and fear of judgement from others can be stressful, especially if you are feeling insecure about something. So with the new school year, how can you make sure that you are feeling confident and able to give your self-esteem a boost with all of the new situations that you may face?
Here are some ways that you can learn to love yourself more over the coming months, including plenty of things that you can do right here and right now. Hopefully, it can give you a boost as you start the new school semester.
There is a quote that says that comparison is the thief of joy, and that has never been more true than when you are comparing what you look like or attributes that you do or don’t have. But the comparisons need to stop of it will drive you crazy! Focus on what you do like about yourself and stop focusing on the things that you don’t like; it will instantly lift your mood.
Focus on What You Can Change
There can be many things that you will be unable to change about yourself, in particular when it comes to how you look. It can be hard to make yourself taller, for example. But if you want to make changes, focus on changing the things that you can, whether that is getting dental implants, changing your hair color, or starting a new yoga class to tone up. It can feel empowering to make changes, but just make sure that they are real and positive changes.
Dress How You Want
If you have thought that you need to look a certain way before wearing a certain thing, or just shy away from color to stop from standing out, then now is the time to make some changes. You can easily give yourself a confidence boost by wearing what you want right now. There is no need to wait until you look a certain way or feel ‘brave’ enough. Just do it now.
Scheduling in some time just for you is really important, especially if you have had a stressful time or had to face lots of new situations. Self-care, although a bit of a buzzword of late, can be just what you need to get you on the path of improving your self-esteem, as you are putting yourself first, as it gives you time to be by yourself and focus on you. Self-care could look like reading a book, writing in a journal, taking a bath, or taking time with your beauty regime and painting your nails, for instance.
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