Confidence is something that comes naturally to a lot of people. For others, it’s something they have struggled with all of their life. It’s ironic really. We are all the same. But some people are confident about that fact, and others question whether they are good enough. If you fall into the latter category, it’s time to make some changes. Read on to discover how you can become a more confident person.
Keep a journal – No, this doesn’t mean you should document on who you have a crush on, and so on. Get rid of the school-type journal vision you have in your mind right now. Keeping a journal is one of the most effective ways to reconnect with your confidence. You can use it to write down positive things about yourself, which will boost your self-believe. For example, at the end of each day, you should write down one good thing about what you did on that day. With every day that passes, your confidence will grow more and more.
Think carefully before making any drastic decisions – A lot of people lack confidence because of their appearance. They don’t feel as attractive as everyone else, and this can cause rash decisions to be made. If you are contemplating a big decision, such as plastic or cosmetic surgery, make sure you don’t rush into it. You need to make sure you are a good candidate for breast augmentation, nose rhinoplasty, or whatever type of surgery you are considering. This does not only mean that you are a good candidate medically, but mentally too. Will this change really make you happy? Or, once you have had surgery, are you going to be looking for the next problem you need to address? This is something you need to consider carefully. If it’s going to resolve the issue and make you more confident, great, but if it is feeding deeper issues, then you need to talk to someone professionally to get to the root of the problem. There is no shame in this either!
Spread the love – One of the best ways to build your own confidence is by building someone else’s. We often get caught up in our own world, and things can seem pretty trivial. One effective way to rectify this is by giving someone else a compliment, and actually meaning it. Try this: from this day forward, dedicate yourself to giving someone a truly meaningful compliment each day. This could be anything from praising a personality trait you admire to commenting positively on someone’s new hairstyle. This will make you feel better about yourself because you have made someone else feel good. Plus, you know what they say: what goes around comes around.
Find your happy place – Rather than letting the negatives get you down, you need to find your happy place. Inspirational quotes aren’t a requirement for a mantra. You simply need to think about a moment that gives you the greatest joy. This can be anything to anyone. For example, you may feel most yourself when you are dancing around in the living room to your favourite song. Someone else may feel more himself or herself while they are in yoga class. Whatever it is, find it, embrace it, and tune into it.
Move your body – Living a healthier lifestyle can certainly help you to feel more confident. A good sweat session will give you a mental high that is difficult to beat. While finding the motivation to exercise can be a challenge, you will feel amazing afterwards. This is because your body’s endocannabinoid system will light up from exercise and feel-good hormones, known as endorphins, will be produced in the process too.
Take a risk – When trying to boost your confidence, jumping out of your comfort zone can be one of the best things you can do. Again, this means different things to different people. For some, it can mean something as wild as literally jumping out of an airplane. For others, it can be drafting plans for the start-up they have always wanted to launch. For others, it can be wearing a shirt that is completely out of their usual style. No matter what risk you take, it will have a positive outcome. This is because it gives you a serotonin boost. And, what happens if the outcome of your risk isn’t a great one? Let’s say your start-up plans don’t work out as well as you anticipated. Well, you still get the serotonin boost, so the positive impact in that sense is still there. If you are worried, it’s a good idea to team up with friends, as you will then have a safety net there.
Recognise your value out of the workplace – A lot of people struggle to see their worth because they only focus on what they bring to the workplace. We often tend to get so bogged down in work. After all, this is what we spend the majority of our time doing. However, your self-confidence should not be rooted in what you bring to a workplace. It should be rooted in whom you are when you are not in work. So, you need to find ways to get connected with yourself, enabling you to grow and flourish. This could be anything from hanging out with friends and reading to meditating and volunteering. Do whatever it takes for you to realise your worth.
Finding that inner confidence can change your life. It’s no exaggeration to say that. Once you start believing in yourself, the sky is the limit. You will achieve more at work, you will enjoy an improved social life, and you will get rid of any doubts that have plagued your existence to date. So, take note of the tips that have been provided above, and watch yourself soar.