Words are one of the most powerful things on the planet, especially the ones you keep to yourself. Those thoughts you think about yourself are more than just thoughts, they are the very building blocks of every aspect of your life. Negative and positive thoughts about yourself can affect every area of your life, including both your physical, emotional, and mental health.
If your thoughts are consumed by repeated self-loathing, those thoughts can pull a heavy veil over your eyes and cripple your ability to function and be successful. Low rates of self-confidence are linked to high levels of negative self-talk (the act of speaking to oneself both outloud and and mentally) an increased risk for anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and mood disorders. One study in 2005 documented that those lacking self-confidence had a tendency to be more aggressive toward their loved ones.
All in all, the way you treat, think, and talk about yourself are some of the most influential factors in your life. You truly are the creater or the sabatoger of your own happiness in life. Your results from the quiz below will enlighten your mind on how well or how poorly you treat yourself and what you need to do to improve your confidence.
Chakell Wardleigh has a Bachelor of Arts in English. She spends her days silently (mostly) correcting others' grammar. She adores all things nerd, such as Harry Potter, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Shakespeare, and anything else that whisks her away from reality. She currently works as an editor for the FamilyShare team. You can usually find her with her nose in a book, laughing too loudly, or belting out songs from Hamilton.