It sounds easier said than done to claim there are ways for how to build confidence from a base of zero, but it can be achieved.
For some people, confidence comes and flows through them naturally, but for others, it takes a lot more work to find the kind of self esteem and stability that leads to exuding any kind of confidence. Alternatively, somebody who might once have had lots of confidence, may have experienced something traumatic or upsetting in their lives that has lead to a complete loss of all of the self worth that they previously had. If, for one of those reasons or any other, you have found yourself in a position where your confidence is at an all time low, then it might seem like getting it back is an impossible task. This definitely isn’t the case. Here is how to build your confidence from a base of zero.
1. Release ALL Negativity
This is easier said than done, but you need to try to train your mind and body to ignore any negativity that you feel is coming your way. People don’t usually advise escapism to try to solve a problem, but if you need to travel in your mind to a completely different place in order to rid your mind of negative thoughts, then go ahead and do it. The longer you can spend without these negative thoughts interfering, the more healthy your base is going to be to try the next steps.
It sounds silly, but you would be amazed at the transformative power of smiling. Even when you don’t feel like it, try to put a smile on your face, and you will feel the change in attitude towards you from those in your vicinity. The more you smile, the more positive energy you will receive from others, and you will then be able to use that positive energy and turn it in to self esteem and self confidence. It’s almost like faking your way out of feeling bad!
3. Try to Look Good
Our physical appearance can have a bigger than expected impact on our confidence and self esteem. If you like the way that you look, you are instantly going to be a better state of mind. Treat yourself to a blow out at the hairdressers or a manicure at the nail salon, anything that is gong to make you feel good about yourself. These outward thoughts will soon start to turn inward.
4. Expand Your Knowledge
We really do mean it when we say that knowledge is power! If you are feeling a little helpless or that you aren’t worth much, then spend some time educating yourself on a subject that you love, or even maybe taking up a new hobby that you can become proficient at. The feeling of mastering something or being an expert on something is really wonderful, and it will definitely give your confidence a boost.
5. Think Positive
No matter what happens to you on a day by day basis, commit to always trying to find the positives in every situation. The more you train your brain to see out the positive and ignore the negative, the happier you will be and the more naturally this air of positivity will come to you.