What I wish Everyone knew about Self-Confidence Hi Readers! Since we spoke about self-esteem last week, let’s dive into self-confidence this week. Having confidence in yourself is, above all, knowing yourself; it is believing in your potential and in your abilities. To assess our self-confidence, we should be able to calculate how much we consider ourselves to be capable, in general. Self-confidence is acquired through internal security, an affirmation of needs, acquisition of skills, and recognition by others. The work of self-confidence is a work of introspection. An individual who knows themselves, and who knows how to accept themselves, will have greater self-confidence than a person who spends their time questioning themselves. Self-confidence grows and continues to evolve over the course of an individual’s life. It is particularly important during the first years of a child’s life, but also during the period of adolescence. Family and parents then play a decisive role. Each of us experiences a lack of self-confidence at some point in our life. A lack of self-confidence is expressed through a multiplicity of feelings: shyness, lack of confidence, insecurity, doubt, etc. It is possible to be insecure in some situations and be very confident in others. Self-confidence also varies depending on the event. Here are a couple of great activities to help you build and sustain your self-confidence: 1. Complete the following about yourself: List 4 or more qualities List 2 or more strengths List 3 nice gestures or things I have done for someone List 4 activities/hobbies I excel in List one of the nicest compliments you have ever received. 2. Goal setting: make a list of 3 goals. For every goal but an end date. For every goal, write 5 tasks you need to do to achieve this goal. To continue your self-confidence and self-love journey, you can purchase our ebook here. Be kind to one another Julia, Sexologist You can help us keep this blog going by clicking here For further reading click here. Guides and workbooks are available here.