Tuesday, July 31, 2018

How You Can Boost Your Self-Confidence

How You Can Boost Your Self-Confidence

Confidence is a very powerful thing. It has the ability to make you feel great about yourself, but it also has the ability to make you feel worse than you have ever felt before constantly second guessing every little thing about yourself until you have no faith left. I am sure most of us has struggled with confidence at one time or another. High school anyone? If you are struggling with confidence now or if you know that you are just not as confident as you feel you could be then here are some top tips that will help you to get things back on track!


Block Out Negativity

If you don’t feel too confident in yourself then your inner circle could be to blame. This includes your friends and even your family as well. You need to consider eliminating these toxic individuals from your life as this can make all the difference. If you don’t feel as though this is a possibility, try and take a short break from them instead. Working on making friends with people who have positive outlooks. You could also try and put some positive enthusiasm into any projects that you are working on, so you can then hit the ground running and stop focusing on the negative aspects that surround you. Seeing the results of your hard work can be a real turn around for any self-doubts you may have. Look at your achievements and be proud and feel that confidence rise!


Change your Body Language

Believe it or not, a good posture can really make all the difference to your confidence. Try and make eye contact, smile at people and even try and walk taller. Simple acts like this can really make you look as though you are a confident person, and when you look confident, you feel confident! If you are talking to someone then make sure that you look them in the eye, speak slowly and make sure that you are channeling any positive energy that you have. I am constantly (unsuccessfully) working on improving my posture. I have a bad habit of hunching over, but when I remember to stand up tall, I always feel better about myself and thus, more confident. One days when I look in the mirror and don’t’ like what I see, I try to take a few extra minutes in getting ready and do something a little extra special to help. You may also want to style your hair, wear a something a little more glam than you usually do, or even wear some statement accessories. If that doesn’t seem like enough, you could splurge on yourself and get a facial, have your eyebrows waxed, whiten your teeth, or even try porcelain dental veneers. These are all great ways for you to get the instant confidence you need to feel the best you can about yourself.


Ignore the Voices in Your Head

Regardless of what happens, you have to make sure that you are never listening to the voices inside your head. Low-confidence is quite often caused by negative thoughts running through your mind all the time. I think we are our own toughest critic, but that needs to stop! If you find that you are constantly telling yourself that you are not good enough or that you are not smart enough, ignore these voices! You are absolutely good enough! Try to give yourself positive self talk instead of all that negative garbage. Think about all the wonderful things you CAN do instead of hearing that voice in your head saying you can’t. Believe it or not, this will actually train your brain and it will also make you feel as though those negative thoughts aren’t so big after all.


By making a small change, you can have a huge impact on your life and you really would be surprised at how easy it is for you to turn everything around with a few simple steps. Why don’t you try and boost your confidence today? It has never been easier and you never know, it could bring around some great opportunities for you as well.

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