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During your teens, you are exploring who you are as a person, what you believe, what you’re interested in and what you like/dislike. Pushing yourself out of your comfort zone and challenging yourself is a good way to find out more about yourself and who you want to be in the world.
Throughout your life you will go on an emotional journey, with lots of ups and downs along the way. Confidence and self-esteem are two major parts of your emotional health, but what exactly does being confident and having self-esteem mean?
Self-confidence refers to how you feel about your abilities, and can vary from one situation to the next as you may feel more confident about doing one thing than another.
Self-esteem refers to how you feel about yourself overall; how positive you feel about yourself and the amount of self-love you have.
Confidence and self-esteem is something you can build on and find ways that work for you to help you achieve this.
Remember Think Positive……Be Positive!
We’ve got lots of tips and advice on other areas that you may not feel as confident in. Below is a list of issues that lots of people can struggle with from time to time, so take a closer look for further support.
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.
Find out what services are available to you in your area. Remember your school nurse is always there to give you confidential help and support.
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