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5 Effective Ways to Boost Your Confidence Through Sports

Updated on September 3, 2020
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Nikhil is a freelance writer for a year who love sharing useful and interesting articles on various topics.

Introduction

A few years back, I shared a quote on Twitter:

“Playing sports is the easiest way to build confidence.”

At that time, I didn’t know I could write a whole article on this. I don’t remember the reason behind sharing this on social media, but I think it is true.

So, in this article, I’m going to share my personal opinion about why I think sports can be the easiest and most effective way to boost your self-confidence.

So, without any further wait, let’s get started:

Boys playing football
Boys playing football | Source

1. Get to Work in Team

The first reason why I think sports can boost your confidence is that it involves teamwork.

When you’re playing sports, you engage with people of various types. They come from different backgrounds, religions, beliefs, and different corners of the country. And when you talk and play with them, you get to learn teamwork.

You become more confident with people as you've already interacted with different kinds of players. So, this way, sports can prove to be an effective way to gain self-confidence.

2. Mental and Physical Strength

When your mind and body are fit, you automatically feel confident.

Sports involve the physical and mental aspects of your body. It pushes your mental and physical strength to think and do the best in the game. And when you do this regularly, you become competitive and confident.

While playing sports you have the feeling to compete with your rivals and this will push your limits to perform the best in the game.

So, when you play sports, you become aware of your strength and become more active. It will help you gain self-confidence.

3. Reduces Stress

Sports can be a great stress-buster for you.

If you’re having a hard time sleeping, or you’re someone who is over-thinking about the smallest of things in life, then sports can help reduce your stress.

If you start playing sports daily, or weekly, you’ll notice a big change in your sleeping patterns. You’ll start feeling satisfied with your day and, ultimately, with your life. And this will help you become more confident about who you are.

You will start expecting less from others while believing more in your efforts.

Sports reduces your stress and, thus, makes you more confident
Sports reduces your stress and, thus, makes you more confident | Source

When you start playing sports, you give your mind an excuse to get rid of stress and anxiety.

If you make yourself busy, especially with physical activities like sports, you don’t enough time to think about stress. And this will help you become healthy and happy in the long run.

Have you ever seen a sports player depressed or anxious? To be honest, I haven't.

4. Better Mood and Appearance

Have you ever thought about why most sports players have clear and pimple-free skin and appearance? And why they mostly have a good sense of humor? It’s all because of sports.

People who indulge in physical activities have a healthy and soft skin. That is the reason they generally don’t have any skin problems. And when you’re happy about your skin or the way you look, you feel confident both inside and outside.

As sports can help you tackle anxiety and stress, it also helps you appear and behave confidently.

Playing sports helps make your mood happier
Playing sports helps make your mood happier | Source

5. Build Your Rapport

Sports allow you to build a good rapport with your team members or with the people you're usually playing with.

When you spend time with other players, you get to know each other personally. Learn about their likes, interests, and make yourself engaged with them. This way you get to build a good rapport with them which will help you in various aspects of life.

People who are friendly in nature and get mix with others easily are the ones selected frequently. So, when you network with other players and get involves on a personal level, you become more confident about yourself.

You start feeling that you're important and that you can make a difference without your presence.

Sports can help you build good connections and rapport with other players
Sports can help you build good connections and rapport with other players | Source

Do you think sports can be a sure-shot thing to boost your confidence?

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Conclusion

Confidence is a human quality that is a must in today's competitive environment. Whether you're a teacher, an electrician, a shopkeeper, or a student, you must wear confidence as your most precious asset. And with the help of sports, you can easily build or boost your confidence level.

If you have confidence in yourself, you can achieve anything that comes your way. From learning to drive a car, managing an event for the first time, or organizing a live event, everything becomes extremely easy.

So, do you want to gain confidence in an easy yet effective manner? If yes, then start playing sports today!

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Nikhil Sharma

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    • Niks007 profile image

      Niks 

      9 months ago from India

      Sports has numerous benefits. It boosts your inner confidence and that, in turn, reflects in your outward behavior. Sports is indeed a surefire way to gain a confident character as well as demeanor. Nicely written article.

    • sachnikh profile imageAUTHOR

      Nikhil Sharma 

      10 months ago from India

      Thank you for agreeing with my opinion, Danny.

      Yes, sports can help boost your confidence by interacting with players from varied culture, family, and background.

    • Danny Fernandes profile image

      Danny 

      10 months ago from India

      Very true. Sports not only boosts confidence but interaction also.

    • sachnikh profile imageAUTHOR

      Nikhil Sharma 

      10 months ago from India

      Thank you, Ankita, for reading the article and sharing your comment. I'm glad to know that you liked my work. Stay connected!

    • Ankita B profile image

      Ankita B 

      10 months ago

      I definitely agree with all the points you have written. It was a great article to read. Thanks for sharing.

    • sachnikh profile imageAUTHOR

      Nikhil Sharma 

      10 months ago from India

      Same is with me, Liza.

      I used to play basketball, football, and cricket in secondary high school, but didn't got much opportunities in college.

      But during the lockdown period, I played cricket in my rooftop with my cousin brother that I really enjoyed!

      Yes, playing sports does help in easing your mood and keeping you mentally and physically fit.

      It's really nice that your husband has become your best teammate and he is teaching you basketball.

      Thank you so much, Liza, for sharing your thoughts.

    • lizmalay profile image

      Liza 

      10 months ago from USA

      When I was in primary and secondary school, I used to be active in sports. I have presented my school with a different type of sport, such as netball and volleyball.

      However, I stop being active in sports while I was at university as I was so busy with classes and assignments. I like playing sport. Now, I am trying to get better at basketball. Thanks to my husband, he is my teammate at showing me how to play the sport.

      Playing sport definitely improves my mood and build my physical and mental health, Nikhil.

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