How To Be More Confident

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There are so many reasons that break your confidence level, from small things such as having dark circles under your eyes to more serious problems like failing a university entrance exam. However, there are also many simple, easy, effective ways to help you regain your self-esteem. Here are some tips that you can follow to gain more confidence.

1. Be prepared to take risks

Lots of people avoid doing something new or scary even when they know that they will expand their minds. This will be totally bad if you want to boost your self confidence. How can you find your potential if you never dare to try new things? How can you possibly get over your biggest fear if you do not step outside your comfort zone? So challenging yourself to master something will give you the courage and make you more confident.

2. Do something you love

Embracing your interests is another way to boost your self-esteem. Painting, learning a musical instrument, taking part in a cooking class, or just watching your favourite TV program are examples. Doing something you love or you are good at not only brings you pleasure but also improves your skills. In addition, it will reinforce that you are competent, make you feel capable of handling any task that comes your way, and subsequently boost your confidence.

3. Celebrate progress and small victories

Everything you have done in your life is considered as an accomplishment and there is no reason why you do not celebrate it. Focusing on your better attributes not only distracts you from flaws but also boosts your sense of worth. So when you are feeling down, you can make a list of the things you excel at or you are proud of. By doing this way, you will feel more confident in yourself and strongly believe that you can tackle bigger and harder projects.

4. Stop putting yourself down

Negative self-talk is believed the biggest thing that keeps you from feeling good about yourself. If you do not do well at a particular task, it does not mean that you never will or you are a loser or you are not talented. The important thing is that you should not look down yourself. You can be disappointed but after a little while, you should let it go and move on. Besides, you should not compare yourself to other people but just stay focused on you and on the things that give you happiness.

5. Wear something you like

Putting on the outfit you like or you look fantastic in makes you act more confident.

6. Sit up straight

Researchers suggest that people with good posture have more confidence in their thoughts than slouchers.

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This article was published on 2013/08/10