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We all know what it’s like to have our confidence knocked, sometimes by a particular life event that hadn’t gone as well as hoped, or sometimes for no particular reason at all…

 

Whatever has affected your self-esteem, it’s important to remember that you have the right to feel good about yourself - it may seem difficult, but being kind to yourself can massively improve levels of confidence and wellbeing! 

We’ve been hearing from staff members at The CLD Trust and our lovely Strong Young Minds youth workers to gain a bit of an insight into how they have managed over lockdown (and beyond)...

For Alex, positive affirmations really help her to feel more upbeat about the day ahead - and it’s amazing how much of a difference they can make! 

 

Have some sayings ready in your head for when you’re feeling doubtful…like ‘I can do this’ or ‘I’m liked’…

 

Or remember a time when you felt really good and relieve that in your head. And when people give you compliments, believe them, hold on to them! It sounds simple and a bit silly - but it does help!

Different things can work for different people and different times, so try not to put too much pressure on yourself all at once - you’re only human after all (and humans have so many different complex emotions)

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Low confidence can easily become self-destructive so it’s super important to value yourself and trust your own judgement - something as equally as important as recognising what you’re good and celebrating your past achievements.

Do you have your own techniques to manage your own self-esteem? How do you like to practice your own affirmations? We’d love to know!

 If you are aged 10 - 26 and need support get in touch with the team now - we are always here to offer help and support if you need it - especially throughout lockdown!
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