Today you will live your best life and be your best self. Your best life means your best performance, most healthy relationships, openness to new things, and resilience in the face of adversity.
Did you know that low self-esteem is proven to produce anxiety, depression, and eating disorders? So it isn’t a surprise that it has a huge influence on your relationships, both friendships, and romance.
2020 was a rough year for everyone.
It was almost impossible to live our best lives, and meeting people was even harder! It’s time for some self-reflection on how we can boost our self-confidence in 2021, and find or keep a partner who is interested in the same healthy lifestyle.
1. Invest in Yourself!
Investing in yourself by maintaining a healthy lifestyle is confidence 101.
Ditch any expectations anyone has on who you are, and what you look like, and simply live your best life by focusing on positive elements, and changing what you don’t likeM
any people choose to take on diets, to both feel better physically, and to control an element of their life that may seem out of control.
Many new dieters sometimes experience a brief period of malaise, often attributed to sibo die off symptoms, where unhealthy elements within your body start to die off in favor of more healthy elements. Keep with it!
2. Dress Up
How you feel about yourself on the inside is reflected on the outside, in what we wear and how we dress. Dressing up is especially important since the pandemic of 2020, where we spent every day in lounge clothes – something we thought we wanted until it became a mandate and not a choice.
Dressing up gives you an opportunity to make a great first impression, and will unconsciously add a spring to your step when you feel you are looking your best.
3. There is no “Type”
Do you think of yourself as a “type” of person, or a unique and special person with a set of unique and special experiences, that have made you who you are? .
Nothing beats down confidence so fast as feeling unwanted – but many don’t realise that the “type” they’ve been looking for, and having no success with, may not be the type you need.
By opening yourself up to different types of people, you will quickly discover that they aren’t so different from you, and you might even make a few interesting friends in your search for your partner.
4. No Game Playing
Have you ever felt like telling your partner that you aren’t a mind reader? It’s important to remember that each person has unique life experiences that shape the way we see and interact with the world.
You can’t expect your partner to simply understand how you feel intuitively – at least not until year 50 of your relationship.
Take the time to think out, and communicate your feelings and needs clearly to your partner.
If you’re just starting out, make a point of communicating with total honesty and clarity, to set yourself up for success in the future.
You might find that your partner feels the same as you, or is happy to make room in their own emotional path for you to walk beside them.
5. Accept your Partner
When you are learning to live with a partner, it’s sometimes easy to forget why we fell for them. Take a moment to remember how these same character traits that might annoy you today, attracted you to your partner in the first place.
Once you can confidently accept your partner, without the need to change them, watch the pressure to be perfect fall away, and enjoy the time you have together with your unique blend of talents and gifts.
6. Accept yourself
We are who we are, and will always be – it’s time to forgive yourself for your faults and celebrate your uniqueness.
You may not be patient, or you may not like your body. News flash – being unsatisfied is an opportunity, not a pitfall.
We are all perfectly imperfect, and accepting your imperfections, and working on them, is the very essence of confidence.
By understanding yourself, you by proxy better understand your place in the world, and how other people, like your partner or future partner, see you.
44% of millennials practice self-care, while 57% of baby boomers are doing the same. The pandemic made the need to actively work on your self-confidence critical. It’s important to remember that having a relationship is not a measure of your worth. Your worth will be a measure of the quality of your relationship. Invest in yourself.