[ ] View the story "#HERchat Talks "Habits of Highly Self-Confident Women"" on Storify #HERchat Talks "Habits of Highly Self-Confident Women" EmpowHER welcomed Melody Wilding to discuss her top tips for being more confident and having higher self esteem. Here are our favorite tips shared by Melody and other participants during the chat.
#HERchat· Mon, Feb 09 2015 17:57:00
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1. How does self esteem affect us?
A1. Being confident is so important to "teach others how to treat you", command respect, and have your needs honored #HERChatMelody Wilding
A1. Self esteem keeps us feeling healthy and confident! Having poor self esteem can lead to depression and other illnesses. #HERchatEmpowHER
A1. Self esteem affects your whole life. When my confidence is low it affects most areas of my health #HERchatErin Kennedy
2. What is self-compassion?
A2. Self compassion is all about realizing that investing in yourself is not selfish...it's survival #HERChatMelody Wilding
A2. Rather you see weaknesses as opportunities for improvement and personal development #HERChatMelody Wilding
A2. I also think that having compassion for yourself gives you room to grow, to change, to take a new direction #HERchatAmie M
3. How does comparing ourselves to others affect confidence?
A3. Comparing ourselves is unfair. We're comparing our inner lives to someone else's highlight reel #HERChatMelody Wilding
A3. A great exercise: ask a group of family & friends what 5 words they think describe you. Great to get perspective on your value #HERChatMelody Wilding
A3. When you compare yourself to others, you ignore your own abilities and beauty. You also ignore YOUR life experiences #HERchatLove U Too
A3. We love this article by @MelodyWilding on how to quit comparing yourself to other women: http://t.co/dk7TfZtDTn #HERchatEmpowHER
4. What can gratitude do to improve confidence?
A4. As humans, we have a bias to focus on the negative. Gratitude shifts that to the positive, more productive. #HERChatMelody Wilding
A4. We also spend most of day reacting. Gratitude helps us slow down and be more intentional about how we think about ourselves #HERChatMelody Wilding
A4. Studies show #gratitude CAN increase ur happiness, which provides more confidence. This may help :) http://t.co/HIXBoQGrFJ #herchatSusan Vernicek
5. Do you have a favorite gratitude practice? Share it!
A5. Try experimenting with giving someone else a compliment every day for a week. Practice kindness to others #HERChatMelody Wilding
@EmpowHER Plan a morning to sleep in, go for a run somewhere nice, have some wine, watch a movie, take a long bath... #HERChatRebecca Alvarez, MA
A5: I like to show my gratitude daily. For ex., I'm so grateful for my wonderful mom and I call her and tell her that every day. #herchatRachel Franco
6. Why are assertiveness and boundaries important to confidence?
A6. Boundaries are self-esteem in action #HERChatMelody Wilding
A6. Strong boundaries are critical for confidence #HERChatMelody Wilding
@EmpowHER @MelodyWilding A6 Having boundaries helps to teach others how you expect to be treated. #herchatElise Cohen Ho
A6 I live by "my 9-5 will never dictate my mood from 5-9" clear distinction to not let work influence home #HERchatAmie M
A6 boundaries reserve my energy & keep me focused on myself which i think is important & helps me know whats mine & what is theirs #herchatKatie Kozlowski
7. How does constantly working on your personal development help you feel more confident?
A7 you feel like an evolving person. That you are not the same as last year, more knowledgable and stronger. #HERchatAmie M
A7: By always working on yourself, you're making improvements - and the success in doing that, in growing, gives u more confidence. #herchatRachel Franco
A7. The most confident women have enough humility to realize they are never done learning and growing #HERchatMelody Wilding
A7. They have a growth mindset rather than fixed mindset and are always eager to learn #HERchatMelody Wilding
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