5 Ways To Build Your Confidence Now

Even the best and most successful of us have bouts and low confidence and self-doubt. So, please know it is not strange for you to be reading this and needing a bit of boost or reminder of how awesome you are.

Sometimes we all struggle with questions, fears, doubts and uncertainty.

But, from this day forward we want to work on building our confidence to:

  • be more optimistic
  • take risks
  • admit and learn from mistakes and try again
  • do what we feel is right even when it’s not popular.

This is extremely important because as you prepare to; start a business, go on a job interview, talk to a salesman to buy a new car, ask out that person you can’t stop thinking about confidence plays a major role in how you feel which in turn makes a great impact on people around you.

  • Keep a List of Your Achievements
  • Stop Making Comparisons
  • Take Care of Your Body
  • Lose Yourself In Your Passion
  • Treat Yourself With Love

Keep a List of Your Achievements

It’s really easy to lose confidence when you are so focused on what’s next and looming deadlines. Yes you have goals and ambitions and fires to put out and literally that’s what draining you. Chances are you are jumping from one thing to another and not taking time to celebrate your accomplishment. Make a list of the things you are proud and achieved so far in life. I’m serious grab a pen or notepad app on your phone and go for it. It can be as simple as graduated HS. Graduated college. First homeowner in my family. Went skydiving. Won that college talent show. Whatever it is, write it down and as you do new things add to the list. When life gets hard and your confidence is low pull out your list and remind your self how awesome you are.

Take inventory of all you accomplished and achieved.

Stop Making Comparisons

You open Instagram and see everyone at the event you want to go to but wasn’t invited or just could not afford it. When you go on youtube you see videos of your competitors thriving as your business struggles. When you turn on the TV and celebrities are making more and more money and you’re barely making it, surviving off of peanut butter and jelly and ramen noodles.

Chances are what you’re experiencing is envy and that is causing you to question what you’re doing wrong and is taking away your confidence in your self.

First, remember these apps are only a small window into a persons life and you are seeing what they want you to see not everything in totality. Everything is not always what it seems. We are all on a different path. Life is a personal journey not a competition where you are trying to outshine people who don’t know or care about you. It’s about you finding a balance of what brings you joy and peace and setting goals and parameters to keep this lifestyle. When you understand that you understand that that success and happiness may look different for you than for someone else and that is perfectly ok. You are one of a kind, original and the time you spend forging your own path will be a million times better than trying to recreate someone else life and lifestyle.

Figure out for you what you want for you and set goals how to get there. Remind yourself what you’ve already accomplished. work on the goals you have before you crossing them out and celebrate the victory/accomplishment.

Take Care of Your Body

  • Exercise.
  • Eat right.
  • Get  sleep.
  • Meditate.

That should be enough, right? You need more? Ok
Exercise:
A 2016 study published in Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment found that regular physical activity improved participants’ body image. And when their body image improved, they felt more confident.

Eat right:
You ever had something like fast food that tastes so good going down but a few hours later you felt heavy and lethargic? Foods can impact your mood, sex life and self-image.

Eating well comes with many benefits, including higher levels of self-confidence and self-esteem. When you fuel your body with nutrient-dense foods, you feel healthier, stronger, and more energized, which can result in feeling better about yourself.

Meditate:
Take time throughout the course of your day and just get away from all of life’s distractions

Meditation helps you to recognize and accept yourself. Meditation also teaches you to stop negative self-talk and disconnect from unhelpful mental chatter interfering with your self-confidence.

Sleep:
I know you’re super busy; hustling, trying to come up, catching up on your favorite show, etc but sleep is important to how your body functions.

Skimping on sleep can take a toll on your emotions, whereas good, quality sleep has been linked with positive personality traits, including optimism and self-esteem

Lose Yourself In Your Passion

Let’s be real you have so many things to that in reality I’m sure you would rather not do at all. So, why not make time for something that you will enjoy.

Get a hobby.

Find something you’re passionate about; photography, dancing, acting lessons, real estate, sports, etc.

This will A.) take your mind off of the things as an adult you have to do but hate and give you something to look forward to. B.) This builds your skills and awesomeness list of accomplishments. This ultimately will make you feel better and boost your confidence and you never know it could lead to new opportunities.

Treat Yourself With Love

Speak positivity into existence in your own life. Negative self-thoughts and a negative self outlook can keep you in a cycle of doubt, low self-esteem, and depression. You may have heard these negative comments directed at you by family members or people who disguised themselves as your friends.  Maybe you are just frustrated with the way things are going for you right now.  Chances are you are expressing that hurt and pain outwardly. But today I want to challenge you to try a different way. Positive self talk

Instead of telling yourself “I can’t handle this,” or “This is impossible,” try reminding yourself that “You can do it,” or “all I have to do is try.”

Instead of telling yourself “I can’t do anything right” when you make a mistake, remind yourself “I can do better next time,” or “at least I learned something.”

Instead of saying you “hate” public speaking, try I “don’t like,” public speaking but I’ll try it anyway and you can add it to your list of accomplishments.

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