Keeping Your Confidence

Stay and Boost Confidence in Yourself

Gaining confidence is like a rollercoaster throughout our lives. Usually, it starts off a bit low but then as we start getting older it reaches its peak. Around the age of 55 to 65 is when we are the most confident in ourselves. However, around the age of retirement, our confidence can start to decline. To keep self-esteem high requires constant attention and motivation. This does not change when we age. We have a few ways to help older adults’ confidence.

WAYS TO KEEP YOUR CONFIDENCE:

Hang Out with Friends or Your Furry Friends

We have talked about the numerous benefits of having a friend (it can be a furry friend). But did you know that having someone to spend time with can boost your self-esteem? Loneliness is a common symptom of ageing. We recently wrote a blog post on how to combat loneliness. Nevertheless, exercising with other people is just one way to decrease the feeling of loneliness, you can also try setting up and weekly stop at a café with a friend or just seeing friends throughout the week can help increase your confidence.

Take Care of Yourself

Unsurprisingly taking care of yourself can help older adults’ confidence. If you feel good about yourself, you will increase your self-esteem and confidence. There is more to taking care of yourself than exercise. Good hygiene, a healthy diet and regular consistent exercise all contribute to your overall health. Find something that you enjoy doing regularly that has some exercise aspect to it and you will find it much easier to take care of yourself.

Learn Something New

No one wants to live a boring life. Staying active and interested in the world we live can add to our lives. Make it a goal every day to learn or try something new every day. It can be as simple as trying new food, walking a different route or reading a new book.

Ignore The Negative Stereotypes

People are always telling older adults what they can and cannot do. You know what you are capable of, so listen to yourself and your body. If you feel like you are up for a harder workout try it if you feel like you are a bit sorer and stiffer than normal take it easy. You know what is best for you so kick those stereotypes to the curb. If you believe in yourself that’s all that matter, you will see your self-confidence skyrocket.

Self-esteem and self-confidence and hard to keep high. With a good support system around you, taking care of yourself, always trying to push yourself and squashing stereotypes you will find your self-confidence to stay high.