Self-assurance is an unpleasant subject for some people. You see, some people simply don’t know how to feel good without other people’s corroboration. Then, if you find yourself in a living or work situation wherein the people around you seem to do whatever they can to disparage you, it’s hard for anyone to keep a positive outlook. But, there are tools to help you with that.
We most likely all agree that loveless acts by perpetrators are not always intended to present themselves as such but it still hurts our self-assurance. There are many grey areas when it comes to affairs of the mind. However, if you’re feeling down with no way out, here are some suggestions to fight loneliness and disparagement and increase your self-assurance with tools that you have readily available to you.
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Seek Out Social Media Peeps
I think the most obvious modern choice is to open up accounts on social media. That’s actually a great idea however, be sure to ask potential contacts up front if they are on the social media networks for business or to meet new friends. Try to befriend at least a few people in your geographical location for possible meetups at a local coffee shop. If you have a cell phone with access to the internet, chances are you have access to social media in the palm of your hand. How easy is that?
There are tons of support groups online where you meet kindred spirits and start lines of communication with those you grow to trust. Ask your new online friends for honest feedback about your online appearance and don’t be afraid to make changes if you think they apply to you. The key word here is that you make that choice. Don’t let anyone make it for you.
Be Mindful with Your Vulnerability
It’s a nice way to improve your online presence and your own self-confidence at the same time. However, use caution before exposing your vulnerability to those who do not yet deserve it. This only requires a little mindfulness on your part to screen people for their level of sensitivity.
“If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can’t survive.”― Brené Brown, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
But keep asking questions when you meet someone new, even if it’s personal feedback about you. If you think about it, their answer might give you an insight into them that you did not otherwise have which is another good tactic to get to know someone better.
Digital Communication Devices
One of the most common reasons for getting a little blue is because you are far away from family and friends. However noble your reason may be for the separation, it’s not pleasant for most people but there are ways to deal with it.
Pick up the phone and make calls to keep lines of communication open with those you love. Keep your contact list updated and send random texts of cheer and inspiration to everyone on your list.
Use Skype, Facebook Messenger, or any other face-to-face software as a service. It makes your separation anxiety easier to deal with when you are in touch with your loved ones. Immensely easier. So relax and set up your devices for a better level of communication.
Continue to search for ways to open up lines of communication with people in your life and with new people as well. Remember, we are all in this world together.
Together we light the way.🔥