I was reading a fantastic article the other day that was all about people’s biggest regrets in life, and at the top of the list was confidence. That was the one thing people wish they’d had more of. They wish they’d been more confident in who they were because self-confidence is often the defining factor in what allows someone to chase their dreams and not ponder what if.
Of course, confidence isn’t something that you can just purchase from a vending machine or buy over the counter at your local pharmacy. However, there are certain things you can do to start topping up your self-confidence meter. Some may work wonders, others may fall flat on their face and a few may come together like Power Rangers to make a sort of confidence Megazord.
Look A Million Dollars & You’ll Feel It
The way we look has so much sway over how we feel because it is the only part of who we are that others can see, at least at first. So work on your self-confidence by starting with your self-image. Take a shower, shave your legs, groom your hair, and dress like the person you want to be. All of these things will have a huge impact on how you feel when you look in the mirror, and you’ll be able to stride out of that door with more confidence than The Rock at Wrestlemania, sparkle or whoever your confidence hero is.
Smile Like You Mean
This may seem a little trite to you, but according to Dr. Pedram Soleimani, smiling has been proved to have a huge impact on our state of mind and our immediate emotion. If you don’t believe us, then try it. Next time you are walking down the street and you are feeling a little anxious, try smiling. Put your earphones in, put on your happy song and smile. This tiny thing tends to have a chain reaction that envelops your whole body. It starts with a smile and it ends with you taking on Everest.
Be The Change You Want To See
We can absorb so much confidence by instilling it in others; make them feel great. Compliment someone on something, whether it be the looks, their style, their generosity or their personality. Giving others confidence, helping them be the best person they can be, wow, that has this incredible effect on our own levels of confidence. But don’t just talk the talk, walk the walk too. Be generous. Go out of your way to help others, either with money, time or unwanted stuff. By doing something bigger than just us we experience something wonderful, something intrinsic that triggers a new found confidence.
Know Who You Really Are
This is something that is becoming harder and harder to do because there is so much noise that fills our lives these days. Social media is one of the worst culprits for that; that fact we are all famous to some degree, in some circles. That can equate a lot of pressure to handle, and we start presenting ourselves as we want to be seen without ever really giving ourselves the chance to get to know who we are. I recommend you give yourself this chance if you want to find self-confidence. Put down your phone. Go for a walk by yourself. Book a solo holiday. Travel for a month and avoid the tourist traps. Take up a hobby. Whatever it is, be proud of who you are and remember, there is no competition because you’re the only you in the whole world.
And what about you? Where and how do you find confidence? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section below.
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