It likely comes as no surprise that we’re our own biggest critics. From the way we look to our capabilities and everything in between, we harshly judge ourselves on a daily basis. Sure, there are a number of reasons for such behavior (upbringing, relationships, media, etc.), but having low confidence can have a negative impact on every aspect of our lives.
From having a healthy and active social life to excelling in the workplace, having a strong belief in who you are and your abilities is vital to overcoming life’s challenges and succeeding. People who are confident have a true understanding of their authentic selves and are secure in who they are (flaws and all).
Having confidence is not only attractive, it is the foundation to mastering every area of life. Be that as it may, always having a positive outlook on yourself isn’t easy. Doing little things every day to improve how you feel about yourself can help to break down barriers, alleviate triggers, and ultimately, boost your confidence. Continue reading to learn little ways to boost your confidence in a big way!
1. Daily Affirmations
That negative self-talk you hear each day needs to be tuned out. That small voice in the back of your head that tells you that you can’t do it or you’re not enough lowers your confidence. To counteract the negative self-talk, write down some positive affirmations about yourself and repeat them daily to boost your confidence.
There are plenty of affirmations you can state each day. “I’m worthy, I’m beautiful, I can do this, I look good, I’m a great person, I am capable of getting through this…” The more you hear these positive words the fainter that small negative voice becomes.
2. Dress to Feel Good
Though your confidence comes from within, your outer appearance can have an impact on how you feel about yourself. If you’re wearing things that don’t fit, make you feel uncomfortable, or don’t relate to your personal preferences, this can lower your confidence. So, make a point each day to dress in a way that makes you feel good.
From the comfy yet trendy bralette and matching panties to the hat on your head and shoes on your feet, everything you wear should be a representation of who you are, accent your best features, and above all else, puts a smile on your face. You’ll be surprised how rocking fashions you love can make you feel great from the inside out.
3. Learn Something New
The more you know the more empowered you feel. Knowlege can do wonders for improving how you feel about your capabilities to succeed in life. For example, learning a second language could boost your confidence in landing a job in the field of your dreams.
You don’t have to earn a ton of degrees to learn new things every day. You can sign-up for a text messaging list to receive a new word each day, read a chapter of a book on a topic you’re interested in doing, take up music lessons, or enroll in an online course to pick up a new professional skill.
Taking care of your mental, emotional, and physical health on a daily basis is ideal for feeling good about yourself from the inside out. Create a routine that incorporates self-care activities. Whether it’s having a smoothie and reading a book in the morning, going for a jog after dinner, taking a bath or shower before bed, or writing in a journal, do something every day to make yourself feel special (because you are).
There are a lot of external factors that eat away at how we see ourselves on a regular basis. Allowing them to deteriorate the way you feel about who you are and what you can do, will make navigating and succeeding in life very difficult. You can turn things around and radiate confidence by taking daily actions like those described above.