When you look in the mirror, what do you see? Do you see a lonely geek, or a cute guy with a great sense of humor? Aren’t you tired of frowning at yourself all the time? Build yourself up and improve your self-confidence.
Here are 10 ways to improve your self-confidence:
Stop the negativity
Stop worrying. Stop thinking of what might have been, stop listening to what other people say about you. By getting rid of the negative thoughts, you’ll have more room to focus on yourself and the positive. Positivity comes from within.
Stop comparing yourself to others
Each person is blessed with unique abilities. Embrace this fact and focus on what you can offer the world, and not what others can give that you can’t. Comparing gives birth to insecurities, and insecurities kill your self-esteem.
Aim to get it done, not to be perfect
Nobody truly IS perfect, so stop trying to be one. Instead, make sure you get the work done. Just do your best in everything you do. It may not be perfect, but it’s excellent in your own ways, nevertheless.
Mistakes and problems are learning opportunities
Look at problems, hurdles and mistakes as your stepping stones. Don’t sulk in regret and bask in frustration. Instead, remember what you learned. Look at problems as mental challenges. This won’t just boost your confidence, but will majorly help you overcome these challenges.
Open yourself to change
Be ready to change yourself. Change for the better, that is. Lose old habits that drag you down, let go of the things that remind you of the past. Make room for improvements, for new things, and new memories. Let yourself grow as an individual.
Talk to your friends and family
Spend time with your friends and family. Talk to them about your fears, and let them reassure you. Let their affirmations and praises fill you up. You may not see why you’re exceptional, but they do. And if ever they do criticize you, do not think that they do it cause they hate your guts. Take it as a constructive criticism, it will help you build up yourself and learn from your mistakes.
Know your strengths and be proud of them
Make a list of the things you excel at, and the extraordinary things about you. Look at these lists and focus on them. These are your competencies. Be proud of what you can do and what you can offer the world.
Being grateful radically changes your aura and your outlook in life. At the same time, express gratitude to everyone that has helped you in any way. You’ll feel good about yourself, and you can lift another person’s self-esteem.
Spread the good
Instead of insults, ill-humor and rumors, spread love. Praise another person for doing a good job. Give out compliments. When you boost another person’s self-esteem, you’re actually helping yourself, as well. You’ll build up your own self-worth this way. Do not forget to give yourself a pat on the back for this.
Smile more often
Start your day right by smiling. You may have to face tons of paperwork, but when you smile, you’re expressing confidence. Show the world that you know you can do it.
These things might be easier said than done, but you can certainly make them happen. It may take some time and effort on your part. But at the end of the day, you’ll have enough confidence to face the world without fear.