Do you need a little help feeling more confident? Even if you don’t, there’s always room for growth in this area. Self confidence comes from challenging yourself to step outside of your comfort zone and real that you really are capable of more than you thought. Now, maybe you know you want to be more confident, but don’t know how. Here are 10 things you can do to boost your self confidence:
Start a conversation with a stranger
This can be the grocery checker, the person standing behind you in line, or even someone in your office you’ve never had the chance to meet.
Try something new
We get comfortable with the things we know and do really well. Try something new because you may discover one more thing you can be confident doing.
Do something that forces you to face a fear
Many of our fears are silly. Nothing says confidence like fearlessness, even if you have to fake it.
Start a blog or join a social network. It’s exciting when you discover that there are people out there who want to hear what you have to say.
Go to a networking event
I get terribly anxious at networking events, or any social situation where I don’t know anyone. I make myself set a goal, like “I’m going to talk to 3 different people in the next 30 minutes.” Being on a mission makes me feel more confident.
By a new outfit
There’s something about new clothes that makes you walk a little taller and carry your head a little higher. When you look good, you feel good.
Set a fitness goal
Beyond the health benefits of working out, it also helps you create a more positive mental image of yourself.
Develop new skills
Learn the skills you need to do the things that are going to make you succeed and accomplish your goals.
Say “No” to something
People who aren’t confident say “Yes” to everything because they are too afraid to rock the boat. Don’t get taken advantage of. Stand up for yourself, and say “No” if you have too much on your plate.
We all have role models we look up to. Take mental notes on what makes them confident and emulate these qualities. How do they behave? How do they carry themselves?
Do you have any other ideas for how to boost self confidence?
To a happy, healthy, and productive life!