15 Ways To Build Your Confidence
Confidence is important to have, because it can determine how much you achieve in life and of course, it has a huge impact on your overall happiness. In order to truly prosper in life, you have to truly know yourself, and be happy with the person you are, and remember that if there is something about yourself that you don’t like, you have the ability to change it! Even if that change is just to learn how to love yourself, flaws and all! So, before I begin the list, let’s take a look at the definition of confidence.
Pretty much what we already knew, right? lol. I, myself sometimes have self-confidence issues, so I wanted to learn ways to help myself, and when I did my research, I learned a lot of new things people do to help build their confidence! Read and enjoy, and if you have anything that you would like to add, feel free in the comments!
1)Do some type of personal development, like books, audio, or videos every day for at least 10 minutes.
I learned this method after becoming a coach, and it’s one of the best things I could have ever started! Personal development is very beneficial to anyone, and it’s a wonderful way to invest time into yourself. It allows you to be proactive, and make things happen! Some benefits you will notice when having daily personal development time are self-awareness, a sense of direction, motivation, improvement in becoming more focused, resilience, and more goals achieved!
2) Say 3 positive things about yourself out loud in front of the mirror, every morning.
Your mind is a powerful thing, and what we tell ourselves has more impact on our lives then we may think. We’re all guilty of downing ourselves at some point or another, but if it’s something you struggle with daily, try this; every morning, when you get up and handle your hygiene, look at yourself in the mirror, and say 3 positive things about yourself – anything you can think of as long as it’s something positive. Do this everyday, with 3 new positives each time. Say these things, and believe it! It works for me, and I strongly advise everyone to try it!
3) Keep a record of all the progress you have made, no matter what it is.
Everything always seems better when you see it on paper, right? (lol) When you can actually see the things you have achieved or progress you have made, it makes you feel good, and proud of yourself. Everyone likes to feel good about themselves, and we deserve to feel appreciated, even if it’s appreciation from ourselves. Something I wish I would have started so long ago, I’m thankful that I do it now, write down your progress in everything! Whether it’s life, or a fitness/health goal, or anything that is important to you. This helps you to analyze every situation and think more clearly about what you need to do.
4) Surround yourself with positive and uplifting people, and stay away from all things negative!
It’s going to hurt, but you may lose people you hold dear to you in order to truly remove all negativity in your life, and it’s your choice to do so, but when I tell you it’s for the best, trust me! Sometimes it takes a small change or shift to see things for what they truly are, and you have to trust instinct. Surround yourself with the positive and leave all of the negative behind you!
5) Make a list of things you have succeeded in.
So, if you take number 3, and utilize it, you can look through those “progress notes” and make a list of everything that you have succeeded in. Instead of focusing on the negative, focus on the positive things that you have succeeded in. Read that list, and remind yourself that YOU did that!
Some don’t believe in prayer, and that’s fine, it’s your belief. I, myself, do so I often turn to prayer for everything. I believe in God, and I believe that He will help me through anything! So if you need a boost of confidence, check out these amazing scriptures; Philippians 1:6, Hebrews 4:16, Joshua 1:7, 1 Samuel 17:32-37.
7) Learn your strengths and weaknesses.
Knowing what your strength and your weaknesses are is very beneficial because you can progress your strengths, and work on the weaknesses. Don’t worry about perfection, just focus on making progress, and learning every day. In doing this, you will be a force to be reckoned with!
8) Get to know yourself – “date” you!
I can’t even begin to tell you how important it is to know yourself. Not only is it beneficial to learn your strengths and weaknesses, but it’s also good to know your principles, and your “why” as well. If you don’t know yourself, how do you expect anyone else to know the real you? No one will want to get on your wagon is you don’t even know where it’s going.
9) Set small goals and achieve them, then keep working your way up to more challenging goals.
We’re all guilty of setting goals that are impossible for us to achieve at the time, so to build confidence, it’s best to start with simple goals, that are doable. Keep setting them, and achieving them, and slowly start making each new goal more challenging than the last. Eventually you will be achieving the goals that used to be impossible.
10) Smile, stand tall and give eye contact!
You can always tell how confident someone is by the way that they walk. Is their head up? Back and shoulders tall? If so, that’s a sign of confidence. The more you carry yourself with confidence, the more you will start believing it! Confidence is very attractive, and it’s definitely something everyone needs to show.
11) Learn something new, and never stop.
It has been instilled to me, to never, ever stop learning. There is no such thing as too much knowledge, so continue to fuel your brain with new and interesting things, every day. learn everything you can about what you do at your job, your business, a skill you have, anything you are interested in, learn more about it! Learning is fun and exciting, and it’s definitely a confidence booster when others start to notice.
12) Be kind and grateful, always.
Being kind and helping others always give you a sense of appreciation, especially when they give positive feedback! It’s always nice to hear someone appreciates something you did for them. Personally, I love being kind to others, seeing someone smile, makes me happy. I’m all about positive vibes, and being kind is definitely number one on my list! Don’t forget to be grateful for what others do for you as well! Just like you, they need your positive feedback to feel appreciated.
13) Accept compliments, and even compliment yourself.
Most people with low self-confidence, always downplays a compliment, or throws in an insult about themselves, even. Instead of doing that, catch yourself, and simply say “thank you”, and then, in your head I want you to think of another good thing about yourself! Feel that self-confidence sneak in!
14) Plan and prepare!
No one ever really thinks about this being a confidence booster, but if you take the time out to truly think about it, it makes sense. When you plan something, anything, and you prepare yourself for it, you’re way more confident about it than you would be if you had no clue what to expect, right? Even if you’re anxious about it, or nervous, the confidence is still there, deeper down. You just have to remind yourself to let
I think this one speaks for itself! However, I found this really good article that goes into detail about how exercise helps boost confidence, so if you’re interested, click the link! http://www.indiatimes.com/health/tips-tricks/how-exercise-boosts-confidence-238523.html