Confidence is that power within which helps us contemplate, dream and grow. Without confidence, we cannot live life to a full extent. Often our confidence levels not only depend on how we think but also on our environments. Negative environment can kill confidence and really bring us down. However, there are some easy ways to overcome this and boost confidence despite what people tell you. Read on below for proven easy ways to boost confidence:
1. Start with the body
Every confident person is confident in his/her skin. So it is vital that you have a great relationship with your body. Eat healthy, dress smart and work out every day to develop a body you are proud of. When you look good you feel good and are naturally confident. Here are some easy tips to help:
- Ladies shave your legs- this simple act can go a long way in helping you feel confident.
- Wear a deodorant-smell nice always.
- Brush your teeth after each meal.
- Ladies-wear lipstick-you will feel good just by doing so.
- Cut out on sweets.
- Sleep for at least 8 hours daily.
2. Overcome your environment
People who are constantly told they are “no good” become like abused dogs that walk with their tails in between their legs. Your first step to overcoming this and boosting your confidence is to rise about this negativity. Counseling can help in case you cannot do it alone. Speak to a trusted friend, teacher or advisor or a mentor. This will help you find yourself and rebuild what has been taken from you. Summon up your inner strength and step out of the relationship that has been hurting you.
3. Embrace your fear
Will Smith once said; “Life at the other end of fear is amazing”. He gives the example of bungee jumping out of an airplane to demonstrate this. The point when you are just about to jump is akin to staring at death itself. But once you jump, you feel like God and you wonder why you spent all that time worrying and being afraid. So embracing your fear is the first thing to do if you wish to boost confidence.
4. Love yourself
Your relationship with your self is the key to your relationship with others and also to how you portray yourself outwardly. So start by having a healthy and respectful relationship with your own mind and body. This is crucial for boosting self esteem and self confidence.
5. Clear your thoughts
Clarity rings focus which brings confidence. Be self assured. Know what you are doing. Stop the frenzied thoughts by meditating.
6. Be open to new ideas
When you are open to new ideas, a great deal of learning occurs. And when you learn new things, your confidence levels go up to. Knowledge is power and Experience is the best teacher, so go out there, experiment things, albeit safely and learn something new every day.
7. Have strong morals
Be noble and keep your word. When you have integrity, then truth will always be on your side. Never take the support of lies as one lie needs another and another until it spirals out of control. Those who have a strong foundation and unshakeable values are naturally confident.
8. Be self reliant
Being self reliant does not always mean that you do everything alone; you need a team too, and these are the people who love you and whom you love. At the same time, you have to be a dependable person as well. Once you know you can depend on yourself then you will automatically get the confidence that there is not a problem too difficult to solve.
9. Contribute towards the betterment of the world
Help others when you can and strive for the betterment of those around you. Knowing that you have left the world even a little bit better than it was is a great confidence booster. It need not always be material or monetary help- even a kind word or an outstretched hand can do.
10. Do not underestimate the power of positive thinking
Positive thinking is very important- never underestimate it. Change each negative thought into a positive one through awareness. It is not easy but with a little practice you can do it!
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