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4 Top Ways to Boost Confidence

4 Top Ways to Boost Confidence
Carol Trehearn
Written by Carol Trehearn

You’ll never know how confident you really are until you start challenging yourself.

There are many things in life that knock our confidence. They could be work-related issues or personal problems, but looking for ways to get past them will help improve your overall lifestyle.

Self-confident people have the ability to inspire others and influence everyday situations with ease.

Having a strong mindset and conviction in your decisions, can put you in good stead to enjoy the benefits that come with having increased confidence.

If you can get past some initial barriers, then you’ll be able to look at things in a more positive light and develop an increased self-awareness.

4 Top Ways to Boost Confidence

If you’re looking for ways to boost your confidence, check out these top tips.

Embrace your failures and enjoy the success

No one is good at everything, but you can certainly give it your best shot. Sometimes you’ll fail at things but realizing where you went wrong and correcting it, is great for increasing your confidence about succeeding in things.

Never giving up is trait often exuded by self-confident people and succeeding after initial failures or getting through adversity is a massive confidence booster for future goals.

Improving body language

Body language is a big factor in showcasing how confident you feel in front of other people. Elements such as posture, eye contact and your smile could all have impacts on how people perceive you and also whether you look confident in the situation.

Simple things such as pulling your shoulders back and standing tall can make you appear more confident even if you don’t feel it. Smiling is a major factor in looking and feeling good too, as this happy vibe is contagious and radiates confidence.

Challenge yourself

You’ll never know how confident you really are until you start challenging yourself. Getting out of your comfort zone sees how resilient you are in certain situations plus helps you learn different strategies for future growth.

Working with others and learning to cope with issues together is another step in challenging yourself, as this will help to put your opinions and thoughts across confidently in a high-stress situation. To test your strengths in these conditions, trying an Escape Room Memphis experience can help to improve your confidence skills in team activities.

Get rid of negative thoughts

Negativity breeds low confidence so staying away from as much of it as possible will help to keep you on course. These negative vibes can come from several places including close friends and family to work environments.

In some cases, you can’t get away from certain people for long periods of time but taking breaks from them can help dramatically.

If you have any particularly toxic people in your life, it’s best to evaluate your circle as they could be having detrimental effects on your self-worth and confidence levels.   

There will always be tough times when you’re trying to steer the path to increased confidence and a healthier mindset, so knowing what and how to cope with these obstacles will help to build a more confident you.

Identity Magazine is all about guiding women to discover their powers of Self-AcceptanceAppreciation, and Personal Achievement. We ask that every contributor and expert answer  the Identity 5 questions in keeping with our theme. Their answers can be random and in the moment or they can be aligned with the current article they have writtenIn that way, and as a team, we hope to encourage and motivate each other, thus inspiring you to Get All A’s.

1. What have you accepted within your life, physically and/or mentally?Additionally, what are you still working on accepting? Now, we’re talking about resignation, rather stepping into, embraced, and owned.

I’ve accepted that I am where I am and that’s a good thing. 

2. What have you learned to appreciate about yourself and/or within your life, physically and mentally? On the other hand OR in contrastare there elements of who you are that you’re still working on appreciating?

 I have found that when I appreciate everything I’m in a good space.  I need to be more mindful of my tolerance of others.

3. What is one of your most rewarding achievements in life? Tell us not onlywhat makes YOU most proud but also share the goals and dreams that you still have.

I’m proud of living my dream of an alternative lifestyle on a small holding surrounded by animals.  My dream is to make enough time to write and paint more.

4. Of course, we all have imperfections, or so we think. In truth, we are all perfectly imperfect. What are your not-so-perfect ways? Likewise, what imperfections and quirks create who you are—your Identity?

I love peace and quiet and ironically that’s not so easy to achieve in a world filled with people.  

5. “I Love My…” is an outlet for you to appreciate and express all the positive traits that make you…well…YOU! In fact, sharing what you love about yourself will make you smile, feel empowered, and uplift your spirit and soul. (We assure you!) Therefore, Identity challenges you to complete the phrase “I Love My…?”

I love my own space and my independence. Love my family, friends and my pets.

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Carol Trehearn

Carol Trehearn

Carol has a love for freelance writing.

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