Let’s Discuss Self-Confidence

I have tried getting into this blog post several times – constantly struggling to figure out the right way that I want to introduce this post as well as attempting to gather my thoughts on the topic together. This isn’t easy for me to get into, but I feel as though it’s an important blog post for me to write.

Let’s begin with the definition of self-confidence since that’s always a great way to begin. The screenshot below is a basic definition of self-confidence which I found easily through Google and it’s an accurate one at that.

Self-confidence is something that hasn’t always come easy to me and it’s something that I’ve struggled with for a long time, and still struggle with to this day. I’ve always been the type of person that’s quiet, introverted and doesn’t like to be the centre of attention. That’s just me, that’s just who I am. I have to admit that over the past couple of months especially, my confidence has improved drastically, but at the same time I still have bad patches as I’m sure anyone does.

I haven’t always been confident in my abilities and with the person that I am which I mainly put down to my own negative thoughts. I’m the type of person that compares themselves to other people, which is very toxic may I add, which only leads to me putting myself down because I don’t view myself as good as the person I am comparing myself too. This is where social media is a negative place because it’s so easy to compare yourself to others when in reality it’s a very toxic thing for our minds and self-confidence. It’s the same if you compare your blog to someone else’s blog – it’s toxic, and that’s why it’s good to take a break from social media and blogging from time to time. It’s for our own sanity.

With the world that we are living in it is so easy to compare ourselves to other people and check up on other people’s highlight reels on social media, but at the same time this can be damaging for our minds and our self-confidence.

Gaining self-confidence is definitely a journey and something that you don’t just gain overnight. It’s a process and not an easy one at that. For myself, I know that I still have a way to go in my self-confidence. Not everyone feels confident 100% of the time, and that’s completely normal. Some days you may feel more confident than others. Everyone has their own insecurities and things that they don’t feel confident about themselves, but growing in self-confidence is an individual journey.

I think that the reason why I took so long to write, edit and publish this post to my blog is because I don’t want people to have sympathy for me. I simply just want to share my thoughts and experience. This post is probably a bit rambly and all over the place and I could go in to more depth but I didn’t want to make this post too long. I hope you enjoyed this post nonetheless!

If anyone is interested in self-confidence tips related blog post then let me know in the comments as this is something that I’m considering writing sometime in the future!

Ashleigh

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7 thoughts on “Let’s Discuss Self-Confidence

  1. Self-confidence either comes naturally or not at all and in my case i hardly have any! I wish i had tips to share with people but i dont and half the time i think it tends to be a case of having to literally push yourself out of your comfort zone!

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  2. It’s so easy to compare yourself to someone else – we never seen the positive traits in ourselves that we see in other people. And even though we know on a certain level that we do this, it still happens anyway. It’s so difficult sometimes, but that’s okay. As long as we can ground ourselves in the end and know that it is just our anxiety talking, and that really, we are all wonderful and unique in our own ways, and that makes us great!

    Beka | http://www.bekadaisies.com

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