Long story short I naturally thrived in school. In my last year especially I came on leaps and bounds and I went from being shy and uncomfortable and anxious to being a popular, confident person who lead the debate club and was a prefect and generally a straight A student. I was really happy at school because it gave me a break from home. My home life isn't great and I liked going somewhere where I could apply myself and be rewarded and treated as an equal and generally supported by others. I have a great group of friends but lately I've just felt isolated and quieter than usual and I know people are starting to notice.
It's almost time for results and I'm a bundle of nerves. This summer I feel like I've taken a real knock to my confidence again as my family and me just don't get on and demeaning comments and unrealistic expectations are common. (My father isn't around and my mother favours my brother. She can be pretty harsh and it really angers and upsets me) I've finally found a job at a hotel after months of searching and I'm hoping this lets me reclaim some of that confidence and charisma I had before school broke up but I'm still a bit of a mess right now. I just don't want to be that shy, miserable teenager I was before and I'm desperate to be my old self again in time for uni.
Does anyone have any advice for bouncing back after a slump like this? Is there anyway I can reclaim my old self a bit and boost my low self esteem in time for university in September?
How to bounce back after knock to confidence?
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