How To Improve Your Self-Confidence: A Productive Rant*
Are you familiar with the feeling of lack of confidence? I know, I am. Sometimes it can stop us from doing the things we really want to and sometimes it just makes us feel lower about ourselves. But I have good news for you! A lack of self-confidence is something you can fight. Here’s how you can do it right now!
Keeping track of things
People who lack self-confidence often don’t have that sharp an idea of why they feel that way. The problem with this is that you can’t begin to solve ‘problems’ unless you actually know what they are. Some people are afraid to think too long about these things – and it’s true that you shouldn’t dwell on them – but keeping track of the things you don’t like about yourself can actually help in the long run.
The fact is that it is possible to change a lot of the things that people with self-confidence problems tend to worry about. Want to improve your health? If you’re having trouble losing or gaining weight by yourself, speak to a doctor or a nutritionist. Don’t think that you have enough knowledge about something? Take an online course in something. Don’t like your style? Change something about it to your desires.
Kill your perfectionism
Perfectionism really is the enemy of getting anything good done. It paralyses you, rendering you unable to really complete any of your goals. If you feel like you need to be perfect, or that everything you work on or create has to be perfect, then you’re never going to feel that confident with yourself – precisely because perfection isn’t something you can actually achieve.
Getting over perfectionism isn’t something impossible. You just have to remember that people won’t judge you as harshly as you may think simply because what you have to offer isn’t perfect. Other people don’t expect it from you, so you shouldn’t expect it from yourself. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t strive to improve yourself if you feel like you need to, but don’t let that need suffocate you.
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Getting spiritual about it
Self-confidence is a very abstract thing, and it’s not always possible to turn every problem you have into a to-do list that will fix everything. This is why some people may want to turn to the more spiritual side of the matter.
Spiritual self-confidence seems hard to define, but it has a lot more to do with intuition. If you feel a vague sense of being unconfident about where you are in life right now – a discomfort that can’t be explained away with dissatisfaction with your professional, financial, or romantic circumstances – then you may want to consider getting a psychic reading.
Give Yourself Some Credits
Seriously, just stop and appreciate how amazing you are! Look back at the things you achieved, the things you can do and did in the past. Sometimes we are so focused on the negatives, on the things we can’t do that we forget about all the good things. You’re an awesome individual, I bet you have amazing ideas and dreams that you can achieve only if you start believing in your abilities.
Think about your strengths and talents. If you think that you have none, let me just tell you that it’s a complete and utter BS. We all are good at something, we just need to discover those things. So invest some time in the search of your strengths, they will be the best confidence boosts for you.
A few more tips
Honestly? Some of the best things you can do when it comes to self-confidence are physical in nature. When most people think about self-confidence, they think about mindset alterations. (Heck, that’s what I’ve been doing this entire article!) But it’s important to recognise that not everything can be fixed with tweaks in mindset. Sometimes, you need to be a bit more physical.
Exercise is one of the best things you can do; it boosts self-confidence because it increases your strength, helps you maintain a healthy weight, and boosts your ability to do things. Even walking differently can help you. Don’t slouch or look down at the ground – walk with your back straight, looking ahead. Pick up your walking pace. This will help you look a million times more confident – which will also help you feel confident!
What are your best tips on improving your self-confidence?
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