Self-care is important. As much as we should take time to be mindful and loving towards others it is also essential we show ourselves the same amount of appreciation. Yes, a nice spa day to pamper is part of self-care but so are positive affirmations to remind yourself that you are fantastic inside and out. We all have flaws and sometimes it can be more difficult to see all the wonderful things we have to offer, which can lead to a self-deprecating attitude. Fortunately, you are not alone. Someone on the internet needed some advice on how they could ‘recycle’ some of that negative energy into a more positive outlook and received the perfect guide.

A Twitter user wrote an inspirational tweet on turning negative thoughts into  self-love

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Which prompted one Tumblr user to ask for positivity tips

And someone responded with a five-step guide

Self-confidence is not only about self-love but also confidence in your abilities and judgment. Higher self-confidence leads to more energy, motivation, and happiness, which will overall make you a more successful person in all areas of your life. This concept is called Bandura’s Self-Efficacy Theory. The theory states that one’s beliefs in their likelihood of success can actually positively control and influence the outcome of events.

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Small steps like these five tips can help boost your everyday confidence, and for people with even deeper confidence issues, there are even forms of therapy that can help with this which involves mindfulness training and reframing the way you view things in a more positive way.