10 Easy Ways to Build your Self Confidence

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10 Easy Ways to Build your Self Confidence

Self confidence is the overwhelming belief in ones abilities. It is the epitome of trust, strength and hope, and it’s the mindset that you are awesome regardless of what other people may say. On the other side of self confidence is doubt, fear and worry – these three entities have the annoying habit of stealing confidence away; suddenly you forget about your awesomeness and begin to over-focus on your short comings.

Being disappointed is the main reason why confidence falters. Nevertheless, you can learn to take life’s disappointments and use them to grow even stronger and more confident. Below are 10 easy ways in which to do so…

10 Easy Ways to Build your Self Confidence:

  1. Armor your Brain: Meditating is one of the best ways to armor your brain – developing a deeper connection with your inner-self will teach you how to build a thick layer of positivity on your brain so that when negative situations arise, they do not interfere with your self-belief.
  2. Practice Good Posture: The way you walk and sit says a lot about how you feel about yourself. Slouchy, slow walkers and lazy sitters permeate sadness and depression, while quick paced, head up and shoulders back walkers and legs crossed, relaxed sitters radiate pride, confidence and complete surety. Make it a habit to always walk and sit with a relaxed confidence.

  3. Think Less: Over thinking about a past disappointment or a future tests is the quickest way to invite doubt and fear into your mind. Make it a habit to simply think less – occupy your time with positive things that take your mind off of your worries.

  4. Focus on the Positive: Do not look at how far you still have left to go, instead, look at how far you have come. We have the annoying habit of focusing on the negative while sweeping the positive under the rug. You are awesome, close your eyes, think about the positives in your life and remember your awesomeness.

  5. Workout: Working out isn’t just a great way to stay fit, it can also be a great confidence booster. While working out may hurt physically, doing so can subconsciously releases endorphins, calms the mind and balances the neurological system.

  6. Smile More: Frowning generates depression and feeds the entities of doubt, fear and worry, therefore you have to make a conscious effort to always wear a smile on your face. Smiling inspires relaxation and invites positivity in. Smile even if you don’t have a reason to.

  7. Let Go of Envy: It may take the strength of ten thousand Hercules to be happy for someone who has accomplished something that you also want to accomplish, but you must find that strength. Know that neither success nor failure determines your self-worth, therefore you shouldn’t feel envious, instead, the success of others should inspire you to push harder and come out stronger.

  8. Recite Self Confidence Affirmations: Reciting affirmations is the art of speaking positivity into reality, whether you believe in them or not, reciting affirmations every night won’t hurt. Start by writing a list of the person you want to be, however, write it as though you are already living it – saying I am instead of I will. Keep the list under your pillow and recite them out loud every night before you go to bed. Here is an example of a self confidence affirmation list: I am confident, I am strong, I am successful, I am a great parent, I am financially secure, I am healthy, I am sexy, I am intelligent, I am talented, I am a great spouse, I am a positive role model, I am changing the world for the better.

  9. Surround yourself with Awesome: Statistics show that children who grow up in a smoking and drinking household are at greater risk to picking up the habit! People are easily influenced by the people and situations in their lives, therefore you must make a deliberate effort to only surround yourself with awesome. Find friends that share your interest and join social groups that build you up. Additionally, you should watch less news and gossip less, instead play silly games with your kids and invite awesomeness into your life.

  10. De-clutter: A disorganized person is usually filled with stress and negativity! Make it an effort to de-clutter your home and work place of unnecessary things. Sell or donate the things that you no longer need and practice minimal living. Once your place is free of clutter, your mind will begin to free itself of confidence killing negativity.

You are what you belief, therefore, believe yourself confident, and so you shall be!

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