Do you find yourself wishing you could be that little bit more confident but aren’t quite sure of where to start? We’ve come up with our top 7 tips on how to boost your self-confidence!
One of the biggest things that may be causing a slump in your self-confidence is your thought process. Do you see the cup as half-empty or half full? You might find it difficult at first but one of the best things you can do to tackle this is by practicing turning all your negative thoughts into positive ones. Stop thinking that the worst is going to happen and stop talking yourself down! Try to focus on the good instead - tell yourself that today is going to be a good day and that you can do anything you set your mind to! Take it a day at a time.
2. Body Language
You might think that there is absolutely nothing wrong with the way you present yourself to others. However, little things such as crossing your arms or looking at your feet while you are speaking to someone can be indications of how confident you are. Remember: the body is the mirror of the mind. Try to stand tall and make eye contact. Most importantly - smile!
A simple smile can make you look more confident even if you aren’t quite feeling it. Smiling releases endorphins, which can make you feel good too! Smiling can also be infectious… so pass it on.
3. Dress Yourself Up
There’s no need to go out and buy a whole new wardrobe here but you can throw on your favourite outfit. How do you look? You look great! When you dress nicely, you take pride in your appearance and you instantly feel good about yourself. The better you feel about yourself on the outside, the more confident you will feel within yourself.
4. Be a Risk Taker
Stop overthinking things. So much of your time and energy has gone into thinking about all the different scenarios of what can go wrong. A confident person will think “what’s the worst that could happen?” Don’t let the fear of the unknown or making mistakes stop you from unleashing your potential. You never know what good things are about to happen and mistakes only mean that you are continuing to grow and learn!
Exercising doesn’t just have physical health benefits - it has psychological benefits too! Go for a 20-minute walk or take up yoga or a new fitness class. Exercise releases chemicals into the body called endorphins which contribute to feelings of happiness and wellbeing. The happier you feel, the more confident you will feel.
6. Focus on Your Strengths
For many of us, it’s easy to brush off the things we are good at and the great things we have achieved. Take a few minutes to think about all the things you know you can do well. It can be something as simple as baking a cake or drawing - you are the best at this. There are hundreds of people who don’t know how to do it. You are full of potential and can do wonderful things!
Of course, this list wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t include hypnotherapy! Hypnotherapy works by finding the root cause of what is causing your lack of confidence and getting beyond your self-limiting beliefs. It allows you to look at the bigger picture
Don’t limit yourself by thinking you cannot be confident. Everyone has the ability to be confident in themselves - even you!