Confidence is the one thing that many of us strive to have. Be that in our relationships, in the workplace or just in general. But not many of us are as confident as we would like. This can be down to many different reasons. So I thought it would be a good idea to explore this a little and offer you a chance to change things. Here are seven things you can do that can make a big difference to your confidence.
Take a long, honest look at yourself
Sometimes we can be our own worst critics. While in some instances, this can be bad. When we focus on our looks and how we feel. Looking at ourselves in an honest way can be refreshing. It’s all about acceptance. If you can accept what you see as flaws and embrace them instead of hiding them away. If you can, let go of past hurts and think about the future. Then a pressure can be lifted.
Be assertive and say no more
While some advice would tell you to say yes more, it’s good to know when to say no. Saying yes to everything can often mean you are taken advantage of. It can make you feel tired and overwhelmed and often stressed in certain situations. Being assertive and knowing your worth is a great confidence booster. Saying no doesn’t make you a bad person.
Celebrate the small victories
If we can’t be our own cheerleader, then there is something wrong with the world. Celebrate the little successes you have each day. It can be a great confidence lifter knowing you are doing something well. Give yourself a pat on the back for a job well done, reward yourself with a little retail therapy. It’s good to feel good about yourself.
Communicating more with people can give your confidence a real lift. You can feel much more engaged and getting that feeling back can make you feel great. It can be as simple as approaching the opposite sex and just talking to girls or boys. It’s about letting go of the inhibitions and enjoying the moment that communication can give you. No one knows where a conversation might lead to.
Power dressing or dressing for success can be a big confidence booster without you needing to do much else. If you look the part, you act the part. So this might mean wearing a suit for your job and looking smart. It might mean dressing to work from home instead of wearing comfy clothes. It’s anything that makes you feel good. If you look good, you will feel it, and the confidence will ooze out.
Exercise can help
Exercising can have a big impact on how confident you feel. Exercise can increase your energy levels along with making you feel and look good physically. But it can also have a mental impact and make you feel more positive.
Have a positive mindset
Yes, having a positive mindset can give you a big confidence booster. While exercising can make you feel the physical affects working on your mental mindset can help the way you think and feel.
I hope these little changes help make a difference to your confidence.