Rebuild Your Self Esteem And Courage

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We all have people in our lives that act as cheerleaders and who are great for our self esteem. We also often have people around us who bring us down.

Maybe it’s a particular place or situation that makes you feel inadequate or self conscious.

It’s important to be aware of these people, places, and situations that will bring you down.

Forward Steps Personal Development Collection ImageWhen you know who and what they are, you can guard against them and if possible avoid them.

Be Aware Of Negative Energy

Your self-confidence takes the biggest hit when you are unaware of the person or situation you’re walking into.

When you feel blind-sided, it hurts, it and it’s hard to recover and rebuild your self esteem and courage.

I like to think of how these people, places, and situations affect us as negative energy.

Your first task is to become aware of this negative energy and realize where it’s coming from before it hits you.

By simply being aware, you avoid being surprised. Try it.

Guard Against It And Neutralize It

Once you are aware of what or who is bringing you down, you can start to guard against it.

Neutralize negative energy that's being send your way. Share on X

One way of doing this is to expect it before going in and realizing what’s causing it.

For example, if your cousin always gives you a hard time about your weight, it may help to realize that she’s putting you down because she’s not happy with her own life.

If you feel judged at a local club by a group of people, it helps to know that they may be doing it to make themselves feel better.

Realizing this before going in to a situation will go a long way towards neutralizing things.

Of course, another way to guard yourself is to do what you can avoid interacting with the people that bring you down and of course, avoiding the places and situations that make you feel bad.

Adjust Your Life As Needed

Last but not least, completely avoiding people, places, and situations that will bring you down is always an option.

Self esteem and courage - image 1If you know a conversation with your sister will make you feel less confident, or you feel judged when going to a certain bar or club, avoid those people and places for now.

I’m not saying you have to cut them out indefinitely. Instead, take a break and focus on building up your confidence and your self-esteem.

When you’re ready, when you feel more confident and courageous, you can go back to spending time with those people or hanging out at those places and see how it goes.

Often the experience may become completely different for you, when you approach it in a confident manner.

I recommend also (ad) taking a peek at this e-course from my friend Juanita Pienaar which has a guide, powerful self-healing sessions and videos that guide you through the journey of remembering your self-worth in order to participate in the world as a confident, empowered individual with the full knowing that you are enough!

We have all been there: loved a little bit too hard, wanted to be loved a little bit too much. To the point of losing ourselves, neglecting our needs and forgetting our self-worth.

I’ve taken a good look through Juanita’s course and it is well put together for making a real difference to your life.

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Hi, I'm Thea Westra at Forward Steps (

Hi, I'm Thea Westra at Forward Steps (

Since March 2003, I've been sharing practical, positive, thought provoking and inspiring self improvement content online. My aim is simple - to offer tips and resources that help us enhance our daily experience of life and to keep stepping forward. Perth, Western Australia is the place I call home and I'm the author of "Time For My Life: 365 Stepping Stones". You might also know me from the Forward Steps personal development blog and the daily series of "365 Forward Steps Notes", all designed to add wings to our unique life journeys.

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