Habits to Improve Your Confidence
With better self confidence comes with the feeling that you know you can be or do anything. For some people, it is a higher sense of self-esteem, while others believe it is more about what they can achieve than who they are. No matter what confidence means to you, here are some helpful tips for improving it.
Try Visualization Techniques
Visualization is when you close your eyes, get into a calm and quiet state of mind, and visualize what it is you want. You have probably done this before if you are someone who daydreams, or when you try to think of your perfect scenario when you are laying down at night to go to sleep. Just think of something you want, whether a feeling or reaching a goal, and visualize it. If you are working on your confidence, this might be getting a big promotion, feeling good about your body or looks, or having others praise you.
Boost Confidence with Selfies
Yes, selfies can help with your confidence! If you have low self-esteem, it might be an adjustment to see pictures of yourself. But over time, you start to see all the amazing, unique, and beautiful traits that you have. Take lots of selfies, from different angles, in different clothes and environments, and with different types of lighting. Get creative, get bold, and get outside of your comfort zone. The more you see yourself in every different scenario and angle, the more you see how unique and beautiful you really are.
Get Better at Accepting Compliments
If you are someone who gets shy and awkward when someone compliments you, it can actually harm your confidence in the long run. Now is a great time to start practicing how you accept compliments. It doesn’t have to be complicated; a simple thank you will suffice. But don’t be afraid to be genuinely appreciative of compliments, and never say “no” or deny what they are complimenting about you.
Become Aware of Your Own Strengths
Your inner strengths are just as important as your physical traits; embrace them! Make a list of everything you are good at, even the smallest of things. Maybe you make really good scrambled eggs or you can solve a Rubiks Cube in only a few minutes. You might be good at creative and artistic activities or have achieved fitness goals. Your strengths might be kindness and compassion, or not being afraid of confrontation. It doesn’t matter what it is. If it is important to you, something you are good at, it’s worth feeling confident about.
Be Careful Who You Surround Yourself With
Unfortunately, there are some people who can be toxic to your confidence and make you feel worse about yourself. If you notice trends where you tend to feel worse about yourself after spending time with certain people, it’s time to let them go or at least try to spend a little less time with them.