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Ways to Master Self Confidence

Updated on December 31, 2020
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Lanecia enjoys inspiring others through self-help articles. She has a master's degree in Library and Information Science from Kent State.

Take a look in the mirror. What do you see? Do you see someone you have always dreamed to be? Or, do you see someone who are trying to be?

Oftentimes, looking in the mirror is the place to start when you want to get to know yourself. But as the saying goes "looks can often be deceiving", meaning our perception of the ways things look on the outside is almost always a lie compared to the truth.

Many feel that self-confidence is hard to obtain due to the many possibilities of failure. However, with enough practice and thought it could be the easiest goal you choose to accomplish. Self-confidence is always a choice we choose to either have or not. Liking ourselves is not easy when we have no idea who we are or what we want. When you choose to want to love yourself, there are all sorts of never-ending possibilities. Here are some ways you can master self-confidence.

Read

There are endless ways to learn how to have more confidence. Choosing books and other reading material on the subject of self-confidence, will help you to learn what it means to be confident.

You can find tons of articles online about the topic of self-confidence. Unique articles and tips on self-confidence are also often displayed on social media. Reading self-confidence material everyday will equip you with knowledge on how to be more confident in your daily life.

Not only can you find good advice in self-help articles and posts, you may also discover ways to be confident in your favorite movies and novels. While you are reading about self-confidence, don't forget to put those ideas in practice each day so that they will stick in your daily life.

Tune-In

There are tons of videos online that will help you to build more confidence. Sites like YouTube have a wide selection of videos that can inspire you to believe in yourself. Start by typing the word confidence in the search bar and you will find hundreds of videos on self-confidence.

Inspirational podcasts is another great way to build confidence. Listening to radio shows can be a great way to find people who host podcasts to inspire you to have better confidence.

Also, if you are a fan of daytime television, there are also many shows that feature daily topics on the topic of confidence. Check your t.v.'s channel guide and descriptions to see what's available.

Work It Out

Exercising is probably one of the best ways you can gain more self-confidence. Have you ever heard the saying that "when you look good, you feel good"? Well, that saying actually turns out to be true.

You don't always have to go to the gym, try working out in the comfort of your own home. Go for walks within your local community, recreation center, or even outdoors for a cool breeze of fresh air.

There are also tons of fitness DVD/Blu-Ray videos you can rent or check out at your local library. YouTube videos are another great way to find fitness videos that fit your schedule and your fitness level. Subscribe to channels you find interesting and create a personalize routine.

Working out rarely starts out easy, but with time you'll get the hang of your routine. All you need is 30 minutes to devote to your physical health, yes that's it!

Not only will you boost your level of confidence for yourself, but you will look and feel excellent afterwards.

Feed Your Body

Working out enhances your self-confidence, but so does eating healthy. If you don't eat healthy, your fitness routine will be a waste of your precious time.

Feeding your body what it needs to function and thrive will help you to look your best. When you look your best, you feel more sure of yourself. You can wear that dress without feeling as if you are not worthy enough. Not only does eating well boost self confidence, but you will live longer to also enjoy the feeling of being more confident.

Focus on foods that are good to eat and those that are the easiest for you to prepare. Start with a simple recipe and build on what you enjoy. Tasty is one of my favorite websites to find delicious and simple healthy meals.

There are countless ways to begin eating healthy. It is also much cheaper to prepare healthy meals at home. Don't wait for the perfect day, now is the right time to begin. Keep in mind that self-confidence is easier to achieve when you are feeding your mind and body with the right fuel.

Get Social

When you are looking to boost your confidence level, sometimes hanging out with friends and family are a great way to remind yourself to be more confident.

Don't seek validation for who you are based off on the opinions of others. However, honest conversations about self-confidence can be a great way to consider new ways of looking at the concept of confidence.

Going out to social events also puts you in a position to talk more and display more confidence in yourself.

You'll also become more aware of ways to communicate effectively, which will help you to feel much better about yourself. Get involved in community social events near you or call up some friends to plan a night on the town.

There is a lot of advice out there about doing what scares you the most to build confidence. Sometimes facing your fears will lead to better opportunities, but this method is not always bulletproof so do what you feel is best for you.

Challenge Yourself

Challenging yourself is one of the greatest ways you can master self confidence. have you always wanted to go hiking, but think you can't do it? Challenge yourself to hike a trail that seems impossible.

Have you always dreamed of starting your own blog, but never thought you were a good writer? Challenge yourself to write at least ten posts this year.

There is a possibility that you may or may not fail, but you challenged yourself which made you stronger and more confident that you could take on such a task. Your challenge does not have to be drastic, only something you can do. If you have to, take baby steps. But, it is important to challenge yourself to learn and grow to be a more confident you.

Organize

Becoming more organized can help you develop more self-confidence. When you have your life in order, you will feel more confident that everything will fall into place. It could be as simple as writing a to-do list for the day or writing down goals for the week. When you are organized you have more possibilities, which will push you to have greater self-confidence.

Be More Open

You can get a self-confidence boost by just having a conversation. Practice being more open with people you meet or have conversations with. Sit up nice and tall and remember to give the person you are speaking with eye contact.

You will have a more meaningful conversation while boosting your self-confidence. While you are practicing to be more open, it is important to keep your thoughts positive. Negative thoughts almost always cause you to think negative of yourself. In order to have self-confidence you must think positive of yourself.

Finally

It may or may not take more than just my small list of ways to master self confidence. Just know that in order to develop a good level of self-confidence, you will have to continue to do things that will contribute to being more confident. If you have to educate yourself on the subject of true confidence, do it. Never feel as though you will not get there.

Continue to push to build a better you. Getting new haircut or buying a new pair of shoes are examples of ways you can contribute to your self-confidence. Also know that it does not have to cost money to maintain your self-confidence. Going for a bike ride or enjoying a day at the beach are also free ways you can maintain self-confidence.

Here is an Excellent TEDx talk by Dr. Ivan Joseph. Please Subscribe!

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.

© 2017 Lanecia Smith

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