Confidence is one of those things that can sometimes be hard to come by. It’s something we all want to have more of, but sometimes it feels like we’ll never get there. Whether you struggle with low self-esteem or simply need a confidence boost, these 5 tips are here to help you start feeling more confident today. We all have insecurities about ourselves and things we dislike about our appearance or performance in certain areas of our lives. If you’re reading this because you know you need a confidence boost, then we’re on the same page – but that doesn’t mean it can’t be done! Try implementing these 5 tips to be more confident today:
Start practicing gratitude
Whenever you find yourself feeling like your confidence is dwindling, start practicing gratitude for what you do have. This will help you see that there are many things in your life that you can be grateful for, even if confidence isn’t one of them. It’s a great practice that can help you to cultivate more confidence in your life simply by changing the way you view your current circumstances. This is also a great way to shift your focus away from negative thoughts that can sometimes hold you back. When you start to practice gratitude, you’ll find that you’re able to put the negative thoughts and feelings that get you down on a fairly regular basis, because you’ll have something else to focus on that’s a lot more positive.
Practice your Confidence Ritual
If you’re someone who likes to have rituals or routines in general, you might want to consider making one out of confidence. Make sure that as part of your daily routine you’re doing something that gives you that extra boost of confidence, like wearing something that makes you feel great, or even just taking a few minutes to visualize what you want your confidence to look and feel like. You can also choose a scent that you think will help to boost your confidence when you’re ready to take that step. You can do this by choosing a scent that makes you feel like a million bucks, or you can even choose a scent that reminds you of someone else who you thinks rocks confidence and is someone you’d like to emulate. This can be something that you do every single day, or at least every single week. You can even make it a part of your bedtime routine, as you’re winding down for the day, or even integrate it into your meditation practice if you’re already doing that.
Go Ahead and Ask!
If there’s something that you’ve been wanting to do, or something that’s been holding you back, go ahead and ask! This can be applied to virtually anything, whether it be asking someone out, or asking someone for help with something that you need a hand with but are too proud to ask for. If you’re doing something that you’ve been holding back on because you think you don’t deserve to do it, or you’re worried that you’re going to fail, ask someone who can help you to do it. This will help to boost your confidence by showing you that you’re able to do what you set out to do, and that you have the skills to make it happen.
Recognize Your Mistakes and Don’t Be Perfect
You can’t be perfect, and trying to be is only going to hold you back from achieving your goals and being your best self. By recognizing your mistakes, you can learn from them, and see that mistakes are a normal part of life, even for people who are confident and are living their best lives. That perfect job you have will have impressed many people, but you’re probably not going to get it on the first try. You’re probably going to get rejected at some point in your search, and that’s okay! It’s part of the process. You’re not going to find the right school for you the first time around, or the right career path. You’re probably going to apply to a bunch of schools, and get rejected from most of them. Try not to let being perfect be your thing. If you want to be a doctor, don’t expect to get into medical school on your first try. If you want to be an actor, don’t expect to get your first role on the first audition you go to.
Sometimes we get so caught up in everything that we’re doing that we don’t take the time to breathe, or even to think about how we’re feeling. While you’re in the middle of whatever it is that’s got you feeling down on yourself, this can be difficult to do, but once you’re done with whatever it is that has you feeling bad about yourself, you should try to take some time just to breath. You can do this while you’re driving to work, taking a walk, taking a bath, or even while you’re waiting in line at the grocery store. This will help to calm you down, and will also help you to start thinking more rationally. When we’re stressed out, or feeling anxious, our thoughts can sometimes get away from us. Taking a few minutes to breath, and to think about how you’re feeling, can help to get you back on track.
Confidence is something that we all want to have more of, but sometimes it feels like we’ll never get there. Whether you struggle with low self-esteem or simply need a confidence boost, these 5 tips are here to help you start feeling more confident today. Start practicing gratitude, practice your confidence ritual, go ahead and ask, recognize your mistakes, and don’t be perfect. Just breath! By doing these things, you’ll be well on your way to feeling more confident in no time.