Lately our social media has become flooded with meme posts that basically show just how anxious and insecure we truly are, albeit in a humorous way. One of the reasons for such a high anxiety rate is due to social media itself. We spend less time with people, we have replaced physical presence with chatting, and we use likes to validate our self-worth.
People invest so much time to look good online that they have ceased to work on self-improvement and started to develop insecurities for a reason. Well that needs to change, and since you can’t take down an entire social network, you need to work on yourself in order to become more confident. Now here are some things you definitely need to do more if you are to achieve this goal.
Start working out
You spend too much time behind your computer, behind a desk in the office or classroom, and you need more physical activity. Our bodies were not meant to be so passive; we need to move in order to maintain healthy metabolism, and to prevent us from becoming obese and unhealthy. With obesity, your insecurities and anxieties will only skyrocket, and this is why you need to work out more.
Working out is a miracle drug, because you feel really good after it. You know you did something good for yourself, and one day after another the results become more visible. You will be less tired, more positive, and much less anxious as a result.
Another way to boost self-esteem is to travel more. Traveling is also good for your health and your mind. You visit different places and are exposed to different bacteria, so you boost your immune system, and grow stronger in a sense. You also get to experience new cultures and learn new things and accumulate knowledge that will empower you. Moreover, you move away from your computer, and actually live your life.
You also have the opportunity to try new things that seemed daunting before. Mountain climbing, bungee jumping and that sort of stuff. These are all changes and overcoming them make you feel more confident. One challenge after another you will see your self-doubt evaporating, you will witness what you are capable of and you will grow.
Work on your appearance
We also tend to lack confidence due to our appearance, and luckily this is also manageable. One way of eliminating these fears is the first example, working out. You can also try new hairstyles new outfits, and new looks.
People shop when they are down for a reason, it cheers them up, as there is something new and positive in their life. Just don’t rely too much on this method or you will go broke.
You should also pay a visit to the dentist, because a lot of people are really self-conscious about their teeth, and they avoid smiling. You can’t be more positive and confident if you refuse to smile, so you need to work on that as well.
You can use Invisalign braces to treat crooked teeth, since they are barely noticeable, or you can get a teeth whitening procedure to create a lovely smile. Dental implants are also a good way of fixing your teeth, you just need to invest in those things.
Alter your mindset
Finally, you must work on your mindset. It is normal to seek approval from others, it’s what we all do, but true self-value must come from within as well. If you solely rely on others to make you appreciate yourself, you will be stuck in a cycle of chasing this fleeting sensation that leads nowhere.
You must know you are valuable and do things to prove that to yourself, you need to create, help, achieve etc. but not to impress others; you need to do it because you want to. Once you achieve that feeling, life will become much easier, and you won’t rely on others to build your self-worth.
This roughly covers it. To sum up, you need to start changing by adopting healthy new habits and by working on your issues, rather than avoiding them. There are those who have an incredibly hard life and real problems, so it’s really silly to get bent out of shape over meaningless insecurities.