It’s all about confidence baby! Who else just sung that lyric in their head? When you learn how to be confident, you can use it in your everyday life to tackle all of your goals and challenges, as well as to stop second-guessing yourself, manage your fears, and become able to do more of the things that really matter to you. However, not many people realize that their self-confidence works just like a muscle – it grows in response to the level of performance required of it. Either you use it, or you lose it. Here are 23 everyday actions to boost your self-confidence!
Learn Something New
Sign up for that evening yoga class and enjoy it! Alternatively, read a book that has always caught your attention or find a short online course to do in your spare time. Learning new things stretches your abilities, keeps your mind active, and most definitely boosts your confidence.
Remove Negative Things From Your Life
Write a list of the things your tolerating and putting up with in your life, then write down how you can remove them. Pro tip: put the priority items at the top of your list, so you can begin resolving these first.
Celebrate All Of Your Wins
Look at a great or small win you’ve experiences and give yourself credit for your part in it!
Converse With New People
Today, go and have a conversation with someone you don’t know. This boosts confidence by breaking outside of your normal social circle and putting yourself out there. It can feel very empowering.
Say Yes, Where You Would Normally Say No
Next time you talk yourself out of doing something (a party, a challenging project, a date etc.), go and do it anyway.
Give Yourself Good Advice
Treat yourself like your best friend and give the same advice!
Take Yourself Off Auto-Pilot
Make deliberate decisions on what really matters to you. For example, if you normally work 9-5 but find yourself spending hours getting to and from work, try negotiate with your boss to mix your hours up a bit?
Laugh At Yourself
Scared of looking silly? It’s not a big deal; so don’t let it stop you.
Don’t Think You Cant Be Confident
There are already numerous things you do with natural self-confidence without even noticing it. You’ve got this girl!
This seems like such an obvious one but it truly is amazing how much a shower and freshen up can make in your feelings of self-confidence and for your self-image.
It’s hard to be confident in yourself if you don’t think you’ll do well at something, so get prepared! For example, study extra for that exam or role-play an interview with your friend.
It sounds silly but by standing tall and straight you feel better about yourself
Set Small Goals and Achieve Them
Set a goal you know you can achieve, and then achieve it. You’ll feel good about that. Now set another small goal and achieve that the more you achieve small goals, the better you’ll be at it, and the better you’ll feel.
Everyone instantly feels better then they smile and it helps us to be kinder to others as well.
Exercise can be a very empowering activity and is a sure way to feel better about you. Not a fan of the gym? Start by walking
Do Something You’ve Been Procrastinating
What is on your to-do list that has been sitting there for a while? Do it first thing in the morning and get it out of the way. You’ll feel great about yourself
Don’t Let People Put You Down
If there is someone in your life who puts you down or makes you feel small, you owe it to yourself to let them know that you expect something different from now on.
Admit When You’re Wrong
It may not be easy, but you should always be prepared to hold your hands up and change your mind if things are going south.
Be Around People Who Make You Feel Like You
Do this by spending more time with people who support and encourage you and less time with those who undermine you.
Participate In The World Around You
Ask yourself this question, what can I participate in that’s important to me?
Stop Comparing Yourself to Others
Keep comparing yourself to others? Stop it. Don’t try and validate yourself through comparison – you’re great the way you are.
It Is Okay to be Shy
There’s nothing wrong with being shy, and it doesn’t mean you’re not a confident person. Introverted people have the edge in many ways so don’t sell yourself short.
Clean Up Your Space
Your environment directly impacts your self-perception. If you’re surrounded by clutter then put a morning aside to clean up your stuff and get organized.
Treat Your Body Well
Your body image does matter because if you have a bad relationship with your body, you won’t be feeling confident in yourself.
Learn To Say No
Don’t say yes to taking on a task simply because you don’t want to rock the boat. You can politely decline requests you cant meet without needing to create excuses.