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Confidence And Self-esteem: Just The Facts

It’s amazing how many people find confidence an issue.

Even the people that you think are confident often are not! Feeling confident takes practise. Sometimes we need to pretend that we are confident for others to react to us in a way that gives us a good feeling and reassures us that we are in control. It is recognised that being comfortable with your own company is a sign of strength. But it also really important that you have friends that you can turn to.

Feeling good about yourself

  • Look after yourself – like washing your hair, brushing your teeth, and smelling nice!
  • Be aware of what you are good at and what you enjoy – remember this when you get that bad grade in maths that you are great at sports. Don’t let your weaknesses get you down – remember your strengths.
  • Have at least one good friend – someone you can rely on and share things with.
  • Someone in your life that meets your needs, protects you and cares for you.
  • If you are confident you will radiate inner beauty. Confidence equals attractiveness!
  • Use this website to find tips and advice on areas that you are not confident about. How about starting with:

How to get help

If you have any more questions on this area or would like to speak to somebody about this topic, have a look at the links or search for your local services in the blue box below. Alternatively you can always contact your public health nurse.

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