Top Tips for Re-Building Your Confidence After Bullying

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06 Nov 2018

Things like self-esteem and confidence take the biggest knock as a result of bullying. We internalise the mean comments and try to rationalise why we might’ve been excluded, singled out and picked on.

…Eventually we come to the conclusion that… “it must be me 😳”

In doing so we convince ourselves that there’s something wrong with us and before you know it…. hey presto! You’ve got yourself a whole bunch of social anxiety, confidence issues and low self esteem to contend with.

The worst thing about this is that it follows us around for ages and it’s difficult to shake, even after the bullying has been resolved. We’re left feeling low and vulnerable. So, what can we do about it? The answer is simple but not always so easy to achieve: we can learn to love ourselves.

The experts at DTL put their heads together to come up with 50 things you can do to give yourself a little boost, try to tick off every single one and we guarantee you’ll start feeling better about yourself.

Try these out:

1. Tell yourself that you are enough
2. Change up your hairstyle
3. Watch your fave movie
4. Talk to that mate that always makes you giggle
5. Run faster than you’ve ever run before
6. Make something you’ve never made before
7. Shout out a window really loud about how amazing you are (we dare you)
8. Help a mate
9. Spend time with a puppy
10. Write a list of all your best qualities
11. Write a list of all the good things in your life – everyday
12. Do something that you know you’re really good at
13. Accept a compliment by saying ‘thank you’
14. Unfollow/block all the things on social media which make you feel worthless
15. Ask for help more
16.Build something
17. Complete a video game
18. Find a sense of community (*cough hint cough*)
19. Say yes more
20. Learn a martial art
21. Take up a new sport
22. Literally say nice things to yourself in the mirror (a bit cringe at first, but trust us, it works 😉)
23. Be kinder to the people closest to you
24. Read about people who have similar experiences to you
25. Talk to people who have similar experiences to you

26. Treat yourself once in a while
27. Allow yourself to laugh more
28. Be outside more
29. Hang out with people who make you feel good
30. Join a forum (*cough hint cough*)
31. Understand that no one has it easy
32. Be creative
33. Practise mindful colouring
34. Understand that it takes time
35. Accept who you are and own it
36. Learn about ways to stand up for yourself
37. Learn to say no
38. hang out with a kitten😍
39. discover a new band
40. Start your own band
41. Be more honest
42. Meditate
43. Be critical of everything you read online
44. Go shopping
45. Cook a meal for your family/friends
46. Join a club
47. Organise activities for friends/family
48. Climb a tree
49. List the things you love about yourself
50. List the things you are most grateful for

Got any to add? Stick em’ in Community – we want to hear how you stay fabulous 😍 @DitchtheLabel 

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