Poor self-confidence can affect every single aspect of your life. It can determine the friends you choose, the romantic relationships you cultivate, even how well you perform at your job. It will dictate how you react and it can even affect how others react to you. Being a more confident person can reduce your stress level and it will make you feel better about yourself overall. This can ultimately lead to making better decisions and it will make you more attractive to romantic partners, friends and even your employers.
The world has a way of making most people doubt themselves. It’s pretty easy to be insecure when actresses appear on every magazine cover airbrushed to perfection. Forget that they’ve got 5 hours a day to work out and a whole team of specialists dedicated to making them look amazing; just looking at them can make lots of people feel inferior. Start retraining your brain and boosting your self-confidence with daily tricks.
- Talk to yourself. It’s okay. It only looks crazy if you talk to yourself while other people are around. If you’re alone, it’s totally fine. So at least once a day, look at yourself in the mirror and talk out loud. Tell yourself that you’re good-looking, smart, strong, independent and worthwhile. You’re just as good as that actress, that co-worker or that family member who always does everything perfectly. Take the time to give yourself some love every day, and it will make a difference.
- Control your thoughts. Negative thoughts happen to everyone. Toxic thoughts are so common, you may no longer even notice when they creep into your brain and undermine everything you want to do. Start being more aware of the negative thoughts you have so you can start banishing them. Every time you tell yourself you can’t do something, berate yourself for not being good enough or doubt yourself in some way, recognize these as negative thoughts and push them away. Replace negative thoughts with positive statements instead, and start actively preventing those toxic thoughts from entering your brain.
- Stop comparing. Social media is a toxic presence in almost everyone’s life. At any time, you might find yourself scrolling through the photos and the posts of someone else’s life and feeling like you just don’t measure up. Stop comparing yourself, your life, your job and your hobbies to anyone else. Remember that your goal is to be the best version of yourself, not to be like someone else. You don’t need to be like anyone else. You just need to be you, because that’s more than good enough.
Boost Your Confidence
Use tricks to boost your self-confidence on a daily basis. Stop comparing yourself to anyone else, dispel those negative thoughts and remind yourself that you’re great at least once every day. Do this, and you will become a more self-confident person…and who knows how that might change things in your life?