There are some super confident, charismatic people who were lucky enough to just be born that way, many of us have to work at it. The journey towards self-improvement and personal growth is one that never ends. We all start at different places, but we all have a chance at progressing and getting to where we want to be and there’s nothing wrong with that!
If your goal is to boost your self-confidence, I hope these 5 habits brief you how to get there, so you can start living a happier, healthier more vibrant life than you ever dreamed was possible.
1- Repeat Affirmations For Self-Confidence
A great habit that will help you with your self-confidence is to repeat confidence-boosting affirmations every morning. There is a strong correlation between self confidence and success, so expanding how you think about yourself is an important goal.
Like any other habit, it takes time to stick but keep saying these things to yourself whenever you have doubts:
- I can do anything I put my mind to
- My body, mind and spirit work together in perfect harmony
Eventually you will start believing in that.
2- Speak Up For Yourself
Going along with the crowd is often an easier choice than standing alone, but taking a stand is an essential part of building confidence. The next time you disagree with something, or your gut is telling you not to be swayed, speak up!
You owe it to yourself to speak up for yourself when something is unpleasant, you’re being taken advantage of, or you have a different opinion. Thinking for yourself and having confidence in your own beliefs and ideas will help you to expand as a person.
3- Keep Learning & Trying New Things
One of the best confidence-boosting habits you can have is to stay sharp, think outside the box, challenge yourself and always look for new things to learn. Being well-rounded and informed of many different topics makes you not only feel smarter, but it makes you a much more interesting person. You’ll be more confident in no time!
So, if you want to boost your confidence, try something totally abnormal for you. Read a book on a topic you know nothing about. Join a chat group on an issue that you have a completely different viewpoint on and learn how other people think. Try a new hobby that you don’t think you’ll be able to do well.
4- Trust Your Gut
How many times have you felt a certain way about something, gone against your hunch, then later on discovered that you were right? This happened to me all the time before I chose to start trusting myself. Trusting yourself and taking your own advice instead of going externally for advice from others sends a signal to your brain that you are intelligent, that you’re capable, that you have wisdom and that you are enough.
That’s not mean you don’t ask others’ opinions, ever. But really you should give yourself more credit. Treat yourself like you deserve to be listened to. Because you do!
5- Look To Others For Inspiration
Can you think of people in your life, or even in the media who exude an air of confidence that inspires you? If you are working on your confidence (or any other personal development goal), get inspired by others who have strength in this area.
Inspiring books, podcasts, and seminars can provide you with new ideas and keep you motivated to continue working toward your dreams and goals.
See you soon. Love!