Self-Esteem and Self-Confidence
Self-esteem and self-confidence are not the same thing but are very similar, and often go hand in hand.
Self-confidence refers to the way we feel about our ability to carry out tasks and roles.
Self-esteem refers to the way we feel about ourselves - the way we look, behave and think.
Low self-confidence is something many of us suffer with. It can be a result of many factors, such as low self-esteem, fear of the unknown, or worrying about how other people see us. This lack of confidence can hold us back from developing both personally and professionally and can have profound effects on our mental health.
Confidence and esteem are both states of mind - when we feel confident, we accept ourselves and believe in our abilities. When we don't feel confident, we can become anxious, stressed, and unhappy.