Reflections on Life Thus Far

My life. My story: Exploring mental health, spirituality, meditation & random thoughts I have

Confidence Building Workshop


Our Lady of Confidence

Our Lady of Confidence (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I’m starting a three part confidence building workshop tomorrow with the employment agency I visit for counselling. It’s three sessions lasting 2 1/2 hours each session spread out over three weeks. So one session each Monday for three weeks. Fingers crossed it helps me! I am not doing great with self confidence but want to gain more so I can do more things in the real world (instead of just here online). It would be wonderful if I could get enough confidence to apply for different jobs and ask for references for work and volunteering. Right now I am too fearful to do any of those things. It really is very crappy.

I don’t know how many of you have confidence problems. It is funny because my self esteem is fairly good but confidence is another story altogether!

***The picture is RC but I am not. I just liked the image for my topic here 😉

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Author: Natalya

Blogging my thoughts and feelings about mostly mental health, meditation and spirituality(non religious). Hoping to connect with other interesting people in the blogosphere. *The name is Russian and is my pseudonym.

12 thoughts on “Confidence Building Workshop

  1. Sounds very positive! Though separating esteem from confidence has hurt my brain… all I know is I lack both. I have no idea how to separate the two from each other! xx

    • LOL, thanks. I think of self esteem being how you feel on the inside about your worth as a person, while confidence I see as an external thing. Something you present through your behaviours and speech. They are closely related and intertwined though. However, there are lots of confident people with low self esteem so having one doesn’t automatically give you the other 😦

      • Oh yes, good point! I suppose some may express confidence even though deep down they don’t feel confident too…

      • Yup, confident on the outside while feeling low self worth inside. Narcissists are actually confident while feeling worthless. My mother was Narcissistic but had very low self worth for herself. She acted like she owned the world but underneath she felt insecure. She treated herself poorly so I knew her bravado was a facade.

  2. A great new step…Good for you, I will send you lots of positive energy to get you through 🙂


  3. I hope it brings you what you’re hoping for! Blog as you change your attitudes and behaviours! I’ll really look forward to reading. Lots of love, Yaz

  4. I also hope it works well for you.

    I like the way you can easily distinguish between self-esteem and self-confidence. They seem very similar but, in your reply to Bourbon, you make it so plain and simple to understand. 🙂

    I don’t think mine are ever quite ‘even’ and are constantly tipping like a set of scales! It’s natural for esteem to fluctuate, as I understand.

  5. There’s a quote I reach for when my confidence is low… “When you have come to the edge of all light that you know and are about to drop off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen: there will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly” by Patrick Overton

    Spread your wings sister it’s time to soar!

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