Self-confident people are admired by others and inspire confidence in others. They face their fears head-on and tend to be risk takers.
Wouldn’t it be amazing to have this kind of self-confidence, every day? Guess what? You can!
Nobody is born with limitless self-confidence. Trust us on this: If someone seems to have incredible self-confidence, it’s because he or she has worked on it.
You can become someone who can pursue what you want despite the naysaying of others by taking control of your life and taking control of your self-confidence.
Here are 5 killer actions to boost your self-confidence:
1- Change Your Body Language and Image:
This is where posture, speaking pace, and eye contact come into play. You instantly feel better whenever you smile, and this is just a tiny little thing that can provoke a chain reaction. Remember to look at the person you’re speaking to show confidence.
Look at the person you’re speaking to. Keeping eye contact shows confidence. Go the extra mile and groom yourself and dress nicely. It’s amazing how much of a difference a shower and some makeup can do for your self-image!
Not only will this make you feel better about yourself, but others are more likely to perceive you as successful and self-confident as well.
Also, if you dress nicely, you’ll feel good about yourself. You’ll feel successful and ready to tackle the world.
2- Get Active and do one Thing that Scares you every day:
Doing something is almost always better than not doing anything. Face your fears and overcome it by doing something that scares you every day. You’ll gain confidence from every experience, and of course, you can make some mistakes. But mistakes are a part of life. It’s how we learn.
So, get out of your comfort zone, get active and face your fears. Don’t worry about making mistakes, there’s no other way to get better. Here’s one of our favorite Instagram accounts for inspo on how to get out of your comfort zone: @hellofears
3- Be Kind and Help Someone Else:
Helping someone else and being kind to others often enables us to forget about ourselves and to feel grateful for what we have. This is a tremendous way to improve your self-image. You’ll start to feel good about yourself, and this does miracles for your self-confidence.
It also feels good when you’re able to make a difference for someone else. Instead of focusing on your own weaknesses, volunteer to mentor, or teach someone else, and you’ll see your self-confidence grow automatically in the process.
4- Be Prepared:
It’s hard to be confident in yourself if you don’t think you’ll do well at something. Beat that feeling by preparing yourself as much as possible.
Learn everything there is to know about your field, job, presentation -whatever is next to conquer. If you’re prepared and have the knowledge to back it up, your self-confidence will soar.
Think about taking an exam: if you haven’t studied, you won’t have much confidence in your abilities to do well on the exam. But if you studied your butt off, you’re prepared, and you’ll be much more confident. Now think of life as your exam, and prepare yourself.
5- Stay Away from Negativity and Bring on the Positivity:
This is the time to really evaluate your inner circle, including friends and family. Think of people in your life who put you down and shred your confidence. Next, stay away from these people. They are toxic and don’t add any value to your life.
Kill negative thoughts, learn to be aware of your self-talk, and stop focusing on problems instead of focusing on solutions and making changes. Stomp on your negative thoughts and then replace them with positive ones.
These little actions can make a huge difference and help you make strides towards a greater level of self-confidence.
Be positive, even if you’re not feeling it quite yet. Put some positive enthusiasm into your interactions with others and get excited to begin your next project.