New Year, New You: Proven Tricks To Combat Your Self-Confidence Issues

It’s not a facet of health that we tend to talk about. Maybe that’s why we all overlook it and fail to seek help. Self-confidence, or a lack of it, can have a huge impact on your life, and it is something we are all likely to suffer from at one time or another.  It doesn’t matter whether you’re dealing with a skin condition, body issues or something you’ve yet to identify, there’re loads of resources out there to help you. Here’re our favourite ways to put a spring in your step and get your confidence back.




Talking through negative feelings with friends and family is the best way to put your fears into context. Don’t be afraid to discuss the issue that is causing you to lose confidence, chances are the people around you have already noticed that something is bothering you. Select your confidant carefully, you need the opinion of someone who will listen but isn’t going to placate you. It might be that your doubt is founded, in which case you need to decide how best to tackle the issue head on and get over it, rather than letting it fester. Of course, you could be worrying about nothing, but it’s always nice to hear that from someone else!


If your issue is taboo, or something that is difficult to bring up, don’t feel pressured to talk to family or friends. There are a variety of places you can go to get help. From your doctor to online resources. Someone out there, be it or webmd, will have the answer to your problem.




The food we put into our bodies is one of the biggest environmental factors affecting our mood, emotion, cognitive function and physical appearance. Whether you are suffering from a chronic illness, depression or skin problems, diet can play a huge role in overcoming your problems.


Cutting out processed foods like sugar, white pasta, flour and canned goods is a great start. Fill your cupboards with fresh fruit and vegetables, organics meats and whole grains. A diet rich in whole foods gives your body all the fuel it needs to repair itself if you are ill or suffer from a chronic condition. It also cuts out chemicals such as aspartame and corn fructose syrups which have been shown to have detrimental effects on our bodies and emotions.




Everyone’s answer to everything, right? Well, yeah. Don’t groan and roll your eyes, there are actual statistics and findings that prove exercise can have a positive effect on your self-esteem.


Of course, if you’re dealing with issues rooted in concerns over your weight, then exercise will it help. It will tone your body and give you back a feeling of power and control. It gives you goals to focus on and victories when you beat them. It also encourages the release of hormones that lift your mood and increase your mental function, so you feel happy and more capable – the perfect boost for anyone!

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