An ultimate guideline with helpful ways to help boost your self-confidence and self-esteem. And be able to follow your dreams.
Just the other day, I wrote about how to overcome fear. I realized that one of the things that cause fear is the lack of self-confidence. Hence, today’s article. In this post, you’ll learn practical ways to boost your self-confidence.
Perhaps you are reading this and feel that it’s for you? Well, you aren’t alone.
Years ago, I knew I wanted to start a blog. But I couldn’t do it.
Because I was afraid of what people would think. Later, I decided to put that fear aside and told myself, “I CAN DO IT.”
Today, I’m writing this article to help someone boost their confidence. This way, you’ll be able to pursue your dreams and achieve your goals.
A complete guide to help boost your self-confidence
What is self-confidence?
Self-confidence is a person’s attitude towards their skills and abilities. In layman’s terms, it means that you are confident in yourself and can take control of your life without fear.
How do I know that I lack self-confidence?
As I may have mentioned before, the first step to solving a problem is identifying the problem. When it comes to boosting your confidence, it’s the same.
Here are ways to help you identify if you lack self-confidence.
- Not being able to make your own decisions.
- Unable to express your feelings and desires.
- Engaging in negative self-talk.
- Always looking for approval.
Ways to Boost your self-confidence
1. Use motivating words
Start using words like: I can do it, I’m beautiful, I’m strong, I’m a winner, and more. When you do this, you’ll begin to see the positive and can boost your confidence.
2. Avoid comparing yourself to others
Most often, people lose their self-confidence because they compare themselves to others. We are all different from others.
Appreciate who you are. Please realize that we can never all be the same and that you are unique in your own way. Knowing that you are special is one of the best ways to boost your self-confidence.
3. Reach out for help
If you think you can’t do it on your own, don’t be afraid. Get help. Seek help from a psychologist or a counselor to guide you through the process.
4. Be around positive people
You may be ready to work on your confidence, but you are always around people who put you down.
Try to surround yourself with people who are positive and can help you build your confidence.
5. Picture yourself as you wish to be
Do you want to be a successful person? Imagine yourself as one. Act like one, and you’ll achieve your goals.
6. Be yourself
Stop always following the example of other people. Think about what’s right for you. Forget about seeking extraordinary validation or approval from the people around you. If you do this, you’ll not only increase your self-confidence but also take control of your life.
In whatever area you lack confidence in, try to practice more. The more you do it, the more you’ll boost your confidence.
As you work to build your confidence, know that no one is perfect. Take it slow, and don’t lose hope. No one made it in a day. It takes commitment and a lot of courage.