Lakhs of articles, thousands of theories and hundreds of books had mentioned about building confidence. They all try out to be the definitive source of boosting self-esteem. In this race, science also does not lag behind. Various studies have come up as potential factors to make you feel good about yourself.
The pursuit of self-esteem has remained consistent over the years, and now scientists are ready with some techniques that are surely going to improve your opinions about yourselves.
According to recent studies, your Facebook wall can bring a lot of positive change in your mind. It helps you to boost your self-esteem. There was a survey conducted by Cornell University, in which they chose 63 students, who were given access to a computer lab and were asked to scroll through their Facebook newsfeed for three minutes. Then they were asked to fill a questionnaire based on self-esteem. The results clearly proved that the students who spent time on Facebook showed more positive results than those who did not spend time on Facebook.
It is always good to spend time with your own and take care of your body. A Canadian study conducted a survey of some obese adolescents. They were asked to ride a bicycle or do some exercise for a week. These children felt good about their bodies and felt confident socially and athletically. They also showed psychological benefits after this survey.
Creating your alter ego can have a lot of positive influence in an individual's life. This study of University of Missouri fond questioned about 250 people who played the virtual reality game named Second life, were more comfortable and close to their digital avatars. These digital beings even inspired people to look more fit to have a better digital avatar.
Cosmetic surgery patients were surveyed and it was found that people who have undergone a cosmetic surgery felt a lot good about their bodies than before. This made them love themselves and their appearance. They reformed the shapes that created negativity; let it be the nose, teeth or even breasts.
Even I agree with this one. A study by the University of Pennsylvania found that kids who spent more time with their dads in early years are more likely to have a higher self-esteem as compared to other children. They surveyed about 200 middle-class families and found that the amount of time spent with their dads was directly proportional to the amount of self-worth they had.
A study from the University of Texas revealed that children who took piano lessons were likely to have higher self-esteem as compared to their peers. Around 0 students with no musical knowledge were given a piano and were taught how to play it. The survey found out that these children had increased confidence, social adaptabilities, and motor proficiency.
In your spare time, learn something you are interested in. Maybe learn a new language, a musical instrument or dance. These activities boost your life satisfaction and energy levels. Studies found that people who keep learning new are less likely to get depressed.
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