Having confidence in one’s self is one of the most important things in life. You can achieve anything if you have faith and confidence in yourself. Here are a few simple ways to boost your self confidence!
1. Dress up for yourself!
Although this is a tiny little thing, you’ll be surprised by how much dressing up nicely, whether or not you’re going to step out of the house, can help! You will instantly feel good about yourself. Just put in a little bit of effort! ;)
2. Check that posture
Yes, your mom (and your teachers) were right all those times they told you not to slouch and straighten up! Standing or sitting up straight rather than slumping can give your mood an instant lift and make you feel much more confident.
3. Work out!
Exercising releases chemicals called endorphins in your body. Endorphins are popularly also known as “happy hormones”! And when you’re happy, there is no doubt that you will feel better about the world AND yourself.
4. Groom and take care of yourself
A quick waxing session, a full body massage, or even just a shower give you a little boost of confidence. When you take care of yourself and put in time and effort into looking and feeling presentable, you take a step further towards building inner confidence.
5. Kick out those negative thoughts
The power of your own thinking is stronger than anything else in the world. You are what you think. So if you can control your thoughts and tell yourself that you can indeed achieve anything, then you can!
6. Use your imagination
Visualise where and what you want to be. Imagine yourself getting the job you’ve always wanted, or scoring the best possible results in school or college. Build a strong and positive image of yourself inside your head, and confidence will follow.
7. Do a good deed
While helping and concentrating on yourself is great, helping others can make you feel good too. Whether it’s a friend or just a random stranger, lend a helping hand! It will make you feel good about yourself and make someone else’s life easier too!
8. Clean up your surroundings
The environment you live and spend most of your time in affects your state of mind deeply. So create a clean and happy environment for yourself. Put those clothes lying around back where they belong, clear out a drawer you haven’t even opened in ages, decorate your room! All of this contributes towards building a happy state of mind. And you can’t be confident unless you’re happy with yourself.
9. Count your blessings
And write at least one down, in fact. Being grateful for the things you have, rather than feeling bad or cribbing about the things you don’t have, will give an instant boost to your confidence! Count your blessings, and you will be a happier and more confident person. :-)
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Published on Jan 29, 2016