10 Amazing Ways to Boost Your Confidence
Confidence is that intangible thing which either makes you feel scared or powerful. When you feel confident, you are unstoppable and it seems like your path is laid out clearly in front of you. However, lack of self-confidence can make you feel afraid, and sometimes all you can see ahead is the possibility of failure.
Here are some tried and tested strategies that can help you boost your confidence
1. Get out of your comfort zone.
Do the things that you think you can’t, and your comfort zone will automatically increase. Even doing something seemingly small every day will lead you to something bigger. You just need to take the first step
2. Be yourself — unapologetically.
Remember, you can’t control what others think. Wayne Dyer believes that if you ask 30 people their opinions of you, you are likely to find you have 30 different reputations. Be yourself and do what you love. Its important how you see yourself not others, because once you learn to love yourself people will learn to love you as you are.
3. Acknowledge your fears.
Fear is normal. The key is to not let it debilitate you. Recognizing your fears will not make them come true.
4. Let go of the idea of perfectionism.
Striving to be perfect can cause self-doubt. Give yourself permission to make mistakes. You are a human its okay to make mistakes.
5. Keep reminders of your awesomeness.
Jack Canfield says, “Self-acknowledgment and appreciation are what give you the insights and awareness to move forward toward higher goals and accomplishments.” Make a list of the qualities that are fabulously YOU. Acknowledge your own achievements.
6. Find what makes you feel confident — physically.
It is important to find what makes you feel physically stronger, confident and comfortable.
7. Be mindful of your body language.
This takes a level of self-awareness and presence. Walk and move with purpose. It makes a world of difference rather than walking slouched with our heads down, which makes us feel low and sends out a negative impression to the people around you. Watch for folded arms and slouched posture, and for fidgeting with your hands. Smile and make eye contact.
8. Practice assertiveness.
When you address your own needs, miracles happen. So ask for what you want. I dare you.
9. Think confidently.
Placing your focus on the worst possible outcome can cause you unnecessary anxiety, and stop you taking action. Use your energy to acknowledge that there are an endless number of outcomes. What you focus on expands. See the results you want and they are likely to happen.
10. Forgive yourself
Implementing some of these items can help you overcome the limitations that a lack of confidence imposes on you, and guide you as you find the power within to start changing your world. Feeling more confident is one part of living a happier, more fulfilling life.
What have you found to be helpful when it comes to feeling awesome?