Boy sitting at table smiling

Do something you enjoy

Doing something you enjoy, and that you are good at, can help build your confidence and increase your self-esteem. This could be anything from playing games, volunteering, drawing or cooking and many other ways.

Why not make a list of things you enjoy? 

“Football, watching movies and music”

“Playing video games and reading”

“Family, cooking and seeing my friends”

Have good relationships with your family and friends

Try to be around people who will not criticise you and who you can talk to about your feelings. If you spend time around positive and supportive people, you are more likely to have a better self-image and feel more confident.

Try to be positive with the people around you too. This will help you feel better about yourself and how other people think about you. Start by thinking about what you like about yourself. 

“I’m awesome – I’m good!”

“I’m kind and fun”

“I have a good sense of humour”

“I’m bubbly and beautiful”

Why not ask some of your friends and family what they think about you?