Students in their teens and post-teens don’t just have to deal with their exam pressure, and the fear of writing their assignments and submitting them in time. Their life is much more complex and challenging than that. They are also worried about their social life and their self-esteem levels. This is why they often feel depressed, and end up hurting not only their academic life, but also their health.
Here are some points that will help you to improve your self-esteem and lead a happy life as a student.
Discover your true self
Self-discovery is not an easy journey. It needs a lot of introspection and reflection. You need to sit down, think about what you want from life, and what are you willing to do to earn the life that you aspire for. You would also have to realise what all you can do to improve yourself as an individual, what is it that you have achieved in your life, and so on and so forth. This little exercise will help you to discover yourself, so that you can grow as a person.
You will also find that you feel better when you have realised your strengths, and have accepted your shortcomings and have decided to fight them. This will drastically improve your self-esteem.
Set a goal for yourself
As soon as you enter high-school, this is one thing that you absolutely need to do. If you are still unsure of what to do in life, you will start to feel that your studies are a burden, and you will never be able to enjoy the process.
Try and think of things that make you happy, and that you enjoy doing. They could be related to academics, sports or something completely different. Stick to this one thing, and aim to be perfect in it. This way, excellence will follow you, wherever you go, and you would become so much more confident of yourself. Of course we can’t say that writing assignments would make you happy 😛
Keep a check on your actions
People will form an opinion of you depending on how you behave and conduct yourself. And when people see you behaving in an indecent or inappropriate manner, they will form wrong judgements about you. This then lowers your self-confidence.
It is a must for you to keep your actions in check, and be at your best behaviour always. Be nice and confident in front of people you meet day in and day out.
A single step in the right direction is better than no step at all. If you practice these little things daily, you will find that you have drastically improved, and that you are now much more confident in front of people. This will also help you in your class presentations, and when you sit for interviews later on in life.