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Feel Better About Yourself

Guess what! Feeling better about yourself starts with you!


Before we go further it’s important to explore the concept of self-efficacy, which

basically breaks down into the belief we have for ourselves when it comes to achieving goals.


For example, do you actually believe that you have what it takes to become the person that you ultimately desire to be? Self-efficacy reflects confidence in your ability to exert control over your

motivation, behavior, and environment.



Here are 4 tips on how you can build a strong and authentic sense of self.


1 Differentiate yourself. Look within, distinguish yourself from your surroundings, allowing you to become more self-aware.


2 Connect with yourself. When developing a sense of self, it helps to stay in conversation with yourself, always exploring new ways to be who you want to be. You can do this by becoming the observer of your own life, which will help you be more attuned with your inner self.


3 See challenges as a way to know yourself. When you’re faced with difficult situations in life, try to see them as opportunities for you to decide who you are and see what you’re capable of.


4 Apply the following actions to your life. There are a few ways that you can practice knowing yourself in your daily life, that will allow you to move through life as a more distinguished self: 



APPLY THESE STEPS DAILY


Step 1 Make a real effort to have your feelings line up with your logical brain by looking at the facts of every situation, Step 2 Practice sitting with the discomfort that comes from your wants not being immediately satisfied, Step 3 Think about your personal values instead of imposing them on other people, Step 4 When people in your life upset you or you don’t agree with them, try to stay connected to them rather than pulling away, Step 5 Have your own ideas, values, and thoughts even if others disagree with them, Step 6 Look beyond your initial impulsive reactions so that you can see your real intentions, and act in ways that better fit with who you want to be versus what your impulses dictate.

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