8 Ways to Build Your Self Confidence

Posted on July 28, 2015 by Melanie Brown

Why do people lack confidence?

Is it because a discouraging word has left them feeling low?

Could it be because an event in the past has left them feeling negative?

You really can’t allow the negative thoughts of others or past events to hold you back. You are unique and you should allow yourself to shine. You can only do this if you have a strong belief in yourself and this will come through having self-confidence.

Here are 8 ways or steps which can help you to build your self-confidence:-

  1. Smile – This makes you feel great as well as confident. Smiling releases endorphins and this promotes positivity and self-esteem. By smiling at someone else, you can also brighten their day.
  2. Good posture – The way you carry yourself can contribute towards the way you feel about yourself. If you walk with your shoulders all hunched up and looking down, you won’t come across as confident and self-assured. People are interested in what you have to say, so walk with your head up, shoulders back and self-confidence with flow.
  3. Love yourself –You are special. Always remember that. Love the way you look, think, and dress. When you take the time to do this, your self-esteem will improve.
  4. Think of the things you have accomplished – Stop wallowing in what you don’t have or haven’t achieved and start looking at the many things that you have successfully accomplished. People tend to put a downer on everything they do and forget that they have achieved great things in their lives. Take the time to write these things down so that you can reflect on them and appreciate how fantastic you are. This is certainly a way of making your self-confidence soar.
  5. Surround yourself with positive people – Always surround yourself with people who are going to be of the same mind as you. These are people who are willing to support your journey. Negative people are energy zappers and can knock your confidence if you share your dreams with them. It also makes you question yourself as to your own capabilities. Therefore always be around positive like-minded people who will help you to fly like an eagle.
  6. Do what makes you happy – This means there are no restrictions and limitations in your life. You are actually enjoying what you do and this raises your self-esteem.
  7. Exercise and eat healthy – If you care about your health and exercise, this will become evident in the way you appear and feel. You feel healthy and proud about how you have improved your life.
  8. Remember you are beautiful inside and out – Never have self doubts about how wonderful you are.

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Believe in Yourself!

Posted on July 27, 2015 by Melanie Brown

Have you ever started a project which you totally have faith in and believe that you can do it?

Then you tell a good friend and family members in the hope that they will be full of enthusiasm and support for you. However, they greet you with negativity and look at you as if you are totally devoid of any common sense.

This can have a profound effect on your confidence and result in you pushing your dreams to the back of your mind and often not pushing forward with them.

Why should we be worried about what others think of us? We actually need to have a strong conviction and faith in what we believe in and if we want to do it, nothing should come in our way and put us off.

I often hear the phrase that “what others think of us is none of our business” and do you know that is so true.

Instead of getting worried about the opinion of others, we should just believe in what we want to do and do it.

Here are a five simple steps which can help us to maintain a strong belief in ourselves and succeed in whatever we want to do:-

  1. Stop worrying about what others think. What matters is what you think.
  2. Don’t compare yourself to others. If you do, this will only weaken your belief in your goals. You are unique and this quality will strengthen your belief. When you waste time making comparisons, you allowing some irrelevant thing to steal your joy. You have to be focused about your goals and not the goals of others.
  3. Set goals. They give you focus and guide you to where you want to be.
  4. Use a journal to help you see the progress you are making and how far you have come. This means that you become more motivated in achieving your goals.
  5. Live your dreams. Don’t allow yourself to be put in a box defined by others. If you have a specific dream, then go for it. So many people are dissatisfied because they have been told that they must live in traditional roles and if they don’t there is something wrong with them. Do what makes you happy and have a strong belief to live out your dreams.

Remember not to let anyone put you down. Be strong in your own unique belief and you can achieve whatever you put your mind to.

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