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Habits that can lower our self-confidence

Published on Nov 27, 2023 03:40 PM IST
  • From harsh self-criticism to constant comparing us with others, here are a few habits that are unhealthy for our self-confidence.
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Building confidence and being confident in our own abilities can take time. However, certain circumstances can delay this process and make us feel that we are not enough. " These habits form a web that entangles confidence, feeding into a state of mind that decreases self-worth and suppresses personal growth. If we can recognise and address these habits, we can begin nurturing a healthier self-image and bolstering confidence," wrote Therapist Nawal Mustafa. Here are a few habits that can lower our self-confidence.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Nov 27, 2023 03:40 PM IST

Building confidence and being confident in our own abilities can take time. However, certain circumstances can delay this process and make us feel that we are not enough. " These habits form a web that entangles confidence, feeding into a state of mind that decreases self-worth and suppresses personal growth. If we can recognise and address these habits, we can begin nurturing a healthier self-image and bolstering confidence," wrote Therapist Nawal Mustafa. Here are a few habits that can lower our self-confidence.(Unsplash)

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When we are constantly surrounded by people who have a negative perspective about us and are always criticising us, we tend to feel that we do not have enough capabilities. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Nov 27, 2023 03:40 PM IST

When we are constantly surrounded by people who have a negative perspective about us and are always criticising us, we tend to feel that we do not have enough capabilities. (Unsplash)

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When we set impossible high standards for ourselves, we mostly end up not meeting them. This forces us to do harsh self-criticism and we end up feeling underconfident. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Nov 27, 2023 03:40 PM IST

When we set impossible high standards for ourselves, we mostly end up not meeting them. This forces us to do harsh self-criticism and we end up feeling underconfident. (Unsplash)

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Everyone has their own journey. When we constantly compare ourselves with the journey of another person, we may feel that we are not good enough. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Nov 27, 2023 03:40 PM IST

Everyone has their own journey. When we constantly compare ourselves with the journey of another person, we may feel that we are not good enough. (Unsplash)

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Negative self-talk and harsh self-criticism can harm our mental and emotional health. This further makes us doubt ourselves. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Nov 27, 2023 03:40 PM IST

Negative self-talk and harsh self-criticism can harm our mental and emotional health. This further makes us doubt ourselves. (Unsplash)

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The fear of failure often makes us not want to take chances. But when we do not take chances and try at all, we may not grow any confidence. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Nov 27, 2023 03:40 PM IST

The fear of failure often makes us not want to take chances. But when we do not take chances and try at all, we may not grow any confidence. (Unsplash)

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