Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit. – E.E. Cummings
Taking control of your self-confidence: If you are low in self-confidence, is it possible to do things that will change that? You can become someone worthy of respect, and someone who can pursue what you want despite the naysaying of others.
Below, are 5 of my favorite confidence boosters things that’s worked for me…
Groom yourself. This seems like such an obvious one, but it’s amazing how much of a difference a shower and some make-up can make in your feelings of self-confidence and for your self-image.
Dress nicely. You’ll feel successful and presentable and ready to tackle the world. Now, dressing nicely means something different for everyone … it doesn’t necessarily mean wearing a $500 outfit, it could simply mean awesome looks under $50 bucks.
Think positive. It may sound cliche, but it’s super true. Kill negative thoughts. You have to learn to be aware of your self-talk, the thoughts you have about yourself and what you’re doing. I imagine that negative thoughts are like bugs that I vigilantly am on the lookout for. When I see one, I stomp on it (mentally of course) and squash it dead immediately. Then replace it with a positive one, like (I am beautiful, worthy and kind)!
Act positive. More than just thinking positive, you have to put it into action. Action, actually, is the key to developing self-confidence. It’s one thing to learn to think positive, but when you start acting on it, you change yourself, one action at a time. Fake it until you make it and you’ll soon start to notice a difference.
Be kind and generous. A bit mushy, but it’s true, there is shear confidence in being kind to people. Being generous with yourself and your time and what you have, is a tremendous way to improve your self-image and self-esteem.
When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable. – Walt Disney *Start with yourself*