How to Improve Your Self-Confidence

Self-confidence is such an important thing to have. Everyone needs it for their every day life in order to feel good about themselves. It also prevents you from holding back on pursuring your dreams and passions without any fear whatsoever. Having a good amount of self-confidence will benefit you in so many aspects of your life that you may not even realize it.

If you’re currently struggling with self-confidence, you’re not alone. Many people deal with it from time to time- myself included! But that doesn’t mean you have to suffer. Here are a few ways for you to improve your self-confidence whenever you need it.

1. Adjust your posture

Many people don’t have the best of posture- I know I don’t. For me, sitting at a desk for several hours on end always hurts my posture negatively. Then again, that’s the story for a ton of people. It takes no time at all to straighten your posture. This small move will surely make you feel taller, therefore improving your self-confidence in the process.

2. Push negative thoughts out of your mind

It can be extremely hard to stop harbouring negative thoughts in your mind. Whether they’re nagging worries that aren’t actually a big deal or genuine problems and concerns in your life, they can all hinder your self-confidence. The more you think about them, the harder it can be to become self-confident.

To address this, you need to be mindful whenever those negative thoughts come in your mind. When you do come across them, you should then try to forget about them. Replace them with more positive thoughts instead. It will take time to get into the habit of stop all the negative thoughts in your head. But by doing this, it will improve your self-confidence because you’ll be able to think in a more positive light for a change.

3. Take care of yourself

A lack of self-confidence can be caused by poor self-image. It happens to the best of us; when self-confidence decreases, it can affect thoughts about how you look too. With that in mind, taking care of yourself can help make you feel better overall. It doesn’t have to be super elaborate; a shower and fresh change of clothes may be enough. If you want to indulge in a full-on self-care day instead, go for it! What matters most of all is doing whatever you need to do to take care of yourself. Doing so will make help you feel better about how you look, which will also help your self-confidence as well.

4. Get some exercise

Don’t let this tip get you nervous. Getting active doesn’t necessarily mean partaking in super intense workouts almost every single day. It can be as simple as doing on a walk every day. But getting into (or back into) the routine of working out is a good way to increase self-confidence. It boosts your overall mood, which can a positive effect on your self-confidence, too. Add in the obvious physical benefits that come with exercising, and it’s a win-win scenario!

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What are tips and tricks that you use to improve your self-confidence? Let me know in the comments below, or  by messaging me on social media!

xo,

Elizabeth

Published by Elizabeth Sarah Larkin

Freelance Writer & Social Media Manager

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