Studies show that more and more people nowadays are suffering from self-confidence-related issues. The problem is often seen among adolescents but is also experienced by adults of various ages.
Although this may seem to be a petty problem, experts say that poor self confidence affects the quality of an individual’s life significantly. If you have poor self confidence, you are less likely to achieve success or have healthy and happy relationships.
The good thing is that there are so many ways to improve your self confidence. Confidence building may be a long and at times challenging process but with the right information, the right attitude and the right support network, it can be successfully done.
3 Confidence-Building Tips To Get You Started
To help you get started on your journey towards having more confidence in yourself, I have shared below 3 of the most important confidence building tips you should remember:
1. Start simple.
They say that the first step is always the most difficult step. I believe that this idea holds true in confidence building.
It is best to start simple and slowly build yourself up. If you set your goals too high at the onset, you might end up not doing them, become disappointed in yourself, and feel worse than ever about who you are. For example, instead of rushing to be a great conversationalist in a social gathering, you could start by being more vocal around your family or closest of friends.
2. Focus on the positive you.
If I ask you to tell me 5 positive traits you believe you have, how long would it take you to answer me?
People who have poor self confidence would often struggle to bring positive things to mind because they have a tendency to only pay attention to negative things that confirm their negative view of themselves. If you had a hard time answering that question, then you now know why.
To improve your self confidence, you need to pay attention to the positive things you do, your positive qualities, positive outcomes or positive comments from others. It would help if you make a list of all the positive things about you and review the list regularly.
3. Surround yourself with the right people.
The way you feel about yourself is greatly affected by the people around you. If you are serious about boosting your self confidence, be selective about who you mingle with and avoid negative people and spend more time with positive and supportive peers.
Negative people have a tendency to suck your mental energy, disrupt you with their negative thoughts, actions and judgments, disrespect you and make you feel inferior. On the other hand, positive people will get you into a positive frame of mind give you sensible advice, build you up, and push you in the right direction.
So, if the people who you are currently mixing with tend to bring you down a lot, start finding new people to be with.
All of us at some point or another have felt uncertain about ourselves, doubted our abilities or thought negatively of who we are. It is normal for people to have periods of insecurity. However, feeling constantly dissatisfied and unsure of who you are and what you can do can significantly reduce the quality of your life. Hence, if you feel like you are having issues with your self confidence, you should make all the efforts to improve it.
The process of confidence building is not easy, but with the right knowledge, mindset and support network, it can be done.
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