Self-care and self-confidence

You know it: life can be stressful.

Getting your results, applying for jobs, taking resits... All this can leave you tearing your hair out. You might feel too drained to do much, and that’s totally fine. However, entertainment and distraction are as important as resting. We’ve asked our coaches for their advice on all things self-care, with a sprinkle of tips on how to keep your self-confidence up.

In this short film, our coaches give their tips on how to up your self-care and self-confidence game.

If you’re not feeling quite right:

  • Before you do anything else, check in with yourself: are you sleeping well? Are you eating the right things? Have you seen and spoken to other people in the past few days?
  • Don’t deny yourself some fun! Whether you’re revising, planning for your first year at uni, or you have a deadline you can’t miss: you can’t work all the time. Don’t feel guilty about having some downtime
  • But don’t confuse self-care with sitting mindlessly in front of a screen. That’s OK for a limited amount of time, but your brain and soul also need time with friends and family, being in nature, and meaningful me-time
  • Everyone feels inadequate from time to time, but low self-esteem can be really upsetting. Every time you think something like: “I can’t do this”, challenge those thoughts. Would you speak to your best friend like that? You probably wouldn’t, so be your best friend!
  • If you’ve tried giving yourself some TLC and you’re still not feeling great, talk to your GP – they will be able to help.
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