Do you feel as though your self-confidence isn’t quite what it should be? If so then now is the time for you to do something about that. Life is too short for you to feel bad about yourself, so take a look below to see if there’s anything you can do to make a positive change.
This may seem a little obvious, but you need to take the time to groom yourself. It’s amazing how a shower or a shave can make you feel so much better. If you don’t feel as though you have the energy for this then force yourself. If you do, then you will be able to refresh your mindset.
If you dress well, you’ll feel better about yourself. You will feel more presentable the next day and you will also feel like you can tackle the world. Dressing well will look different, depending on who you are. For some, dressing well means putting on a $500 watch, for others, it’s about putting on their favorite band t-shirt. Either way, dress in a way that makes you feel good. It’s very easy for you to find casual clothes that are presentable, and you don’t ever need to compromise comfort in favor of looking good. The sooner you accept this, the better you’ll feel about yourself.
Change What You Don’t Like
If there is something you don’t like about yourself, then make sure you change that. If you don’t then you may end up struggling with your image more than you have to. If you hate your teeth then take the time to sign up with a cosmetic dentistry service. If you dislike your hair, visit a local salon to see what they can do for you. Making a change can be difficult, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible.
Eliminate Negative Thoughts
It is so important that you kill negative thoughts where possible. Be aware of the way you talk to yourself and also be aware of the thoughts you have. When you are out running, you may be tempted to say to yourself that it’s too hard and that you can’t possibly continue. This is normal, but if you can push through those negative thoughts then this will help you more than you realize. Tell yourself that every step you take is a step further toward your goal, and be mindful of the way your perception changes when you adopt this mindset.
Sun Tzu once said that if you know yourself, you will win battles. When going into a battle, the wisest general will know their enemy very well. The same concept applies to your self-image. You need to be able to overcome your negative perception and you also need to know yourself. Take note of your negative thoughts, and even create a journal as this will help you to analyze your thoughts accordingly. Think about all of the good things you have going for you, and what you do well. You also need to think about your limitations, and if they are present, or if you are just imposing them on yourself. If you can keep this in mind then it’ll help you a lot going forward.
Steps to Happiness with Teresa Greco, “Accessing Our Inner Wisdom”
You don’t just need to think positively, you need to act positively. Action is usually the key if you want to develop self-confidence. If something goes wrong in your life then it can be easy to feel down about it. That being said, if you let this get the better of you then you may find that you end up struggling and that you can’t work through the situation. If you want to do something about this then view things through a positive lens. If you have lost your job then sure, this is a major life event, but at the same time, it could pave the way to you having a brighter future with a job that you love even more.
Know your Principles
You need to know your principles and you also need to live by them. What are your principles? What do you like to follow? It may be that you are selfless and dedicated to helping others, or that you are a highly driven person who likes to take action. Either way, if you know the way that you work then you can create a philosophy for yourself. This will help you to create an identity, and it also helps you to distinguish yourself from the crowd. If you can do this then it’ll boost your confidence.
This is such a simple thing but it can make a major difference to your life. A person who has authority tends to speak slowly as it shows confidence. If you feel like you're not worth listening to then you may find that you end up speaking fast, but this will work against you. Practice in front of a mirror, as this will make a major difference to the way you feel about yourself. Don’t take it to the extreme, and always try to find that fine balance where possible.
If you have a horrible posture then now is the time to do something about that. Stand tall and make sure that you take note of how it makes you feel. When you walk tall, you will evoke a sense of confidence and this can help you more than you realize. If you find it hard to stand tall then try and walk to some music. Put on your favorite song, and notice what a difference it makes to the way you carry yourself. Little things like this will help you a lot. If you are stuck for music that makes you feel good, then listening to power metal is always a good idea. It’s uplifting and feel-good, not to mention that the faster tempo helps to put a spring in your step. Pop music is also great if you prefer that genre. Either way, it doesn’t matter what you listen to, as long as it makes you feel good about yourself.