13 Simple Actions That Will Boost Your Confidence

Dec 13, 2023 | Wellness

Building confidence<br />

Being confident is not about being loud and always wanting to be the centre of attention.

It’s about having that inner peace that allows you to try new things, even if you’d rather hide.

It’s about being comfortable with who you are so that you can stand alone, when necessary, rather than following the crowd.

It’s about being able to use your voice instead of choosing to remain quiet.

And just like a building a muscle, confidence requires exercise and regular practice.

Here are 13 ways you can practice.

Self-talk

Cultivate self-awareness

You need to be in tune with your thoughts, emotions and behaviours so that you can understand how they impact your actions and relationships.

Being self-aware allows you to break free from negative patterns and start to nurture positive ones that will consequently build your confidence.

Identify your confidence blocks

We all have them, internal and external obstacles that hinder our self-assurance and prevent us from reaching our full potential.

If you want to remove, you need to spend time identifying what they are and then taking action to overcome them. 

Develop positive self-talk

This is essential for building confidence and self-esteem. It’s about consciously replacing negative thoughts and self-criticism with empowering and uplifting language. 

All of which, again, takes patience, practice and self-compassion.

Step outside your comfort zone

Yes it is scary, however, if you want to build confidence you need to find the courage to step outside your comfort zone regularly by trying new things and doing things that make you feel uncomfortable.

Embrace a growth mindset

It’s about knowing you can rather than assuming you can’t.

It’s starts with adopting a positive attitude towards challenges, failures and setbacks as opportunities for learning and growth, rather than viewing them as limitations or obstacles. 

Get comfortable in your own skin

It’s time to reconnect with who you are so that you can like yourself again and then love yourself. I invite you to look in the mirror, deep into your own eyes and get to know the person looking back at you.

Yes it will feel awkward at first but with time it will become easier and your focus will become more about how amazing you are, which will help to make you feel more confident.

Acknowledge how far you’ve come

Where you are today is a combination of your achievements as well as overcoming some challenges.

I want to be happy

It’s time to acknowledge your capabilities, strengths and skills you have developed during your lifetime thanks to the road you have travelled. 

Celebrate Your Successes

We are quick to acknowledge our failures yet we do not spend enough time dwelling on and celebrating our achievements. This is our opportunity to reinforce our belief in our abilities and our potential for future success.

Surround Yourself with Positive People

Make a conscious decision to surround yourself with the right people for you and see how differently you start to feel. 

Stop worrying about what others think

Worrying about others is a waste of time. I can assure you that they are not spending as much time worrying about you. And if they are, that says more about them than about you.

Stop comparing yourself to others

Comparing yourself to others is also a total waste of time. We are all unique individuals who have experienced life differently. Therefore, comparing yourself to anyone is like comparing a banana to a shoe!

Practice Self-Care

When we take care of ourselves physically, mentally and emotionally, we feel better about ourselves and our abilities. It’s important to make self-care practices a daily habit.

It’s your opportunity to recharge and rejuvenate

Start trusting yourself

It’s really simple. Rather than looking to others for validation start trusting yourself. Look for evidence that shows you that you can. Times when you’ve made a good decision or used good judgement. Then use this to bolster your confidence.

Are you ready to flex your confidence muscle?

 

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