10 Self Confidence Boosters

Self confidence boostersDo 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.

Get published

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.

Take notes

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!

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3 responses to “10 Self Confidence Boosters

  1. lifecoachmarie

    Hi, I found your blog because I was looking at organization ideas, but I’m so glad I found this post. We have similar thoughts on this. One of the biggest ones: facing a fear. Another biggie from my perspective: let go of worrying about your own confidence and start focusing your energy on other people. I wrote a blog about the topic of confidence myself, if you want to check it out :-)http://mariewetmore.com/2012/01/26/confidence-exercises-build-more-confidence-and-take-off/

  2. sharonmarkovsky

    I agree with Mackenzie! Great tips! I love the say no to something in particular. A very wise person said to me once that saying “yes” to something meant saying “no” to something else. And in many cases it is your sanity cause you are overloading yourself!

    Great post!
    Sharon
    http://www.sharonmarkovskky.com

  3. Great tips Michelle! It’s amazing how powerful stepping out of our own comfort zones can be! And who doesn’t want to feel a little better about themselves at times? Thanks for sharing!

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