Motivation

A Guide to Building Your Self-Confidence

Sep 25, 2021

Confidence is the ability to believe in yourself. It can give you the power and drive needed to establish and achieve your goals. Projecting feelings of confidence can lead to an increase in credibility, make a strong first impression, help you deal with pressure, and tackle problems in every aspect of your life. If you feel as though you’re lacking confidence, or want to take some steps in building it, we’re here to help. How can you build self-confidence

Get Work Done

It’s said that confidence is built on accomplishment, so it would only make sense that finishing tasks would contribute towards it. Begin with establishing daily goals, both work-related and personal, that can contribute to larger and more long-term goals.

Progress takes time, so staying persistent is key. 

Doing so will help you meet weekly and monthly goals, ultimately increasing your success and confidence in your ability to work. Just remember that, while setting larger goals, progress takes time, so staying persistent is key. 

Exercise regularly

You may be wondering to yourself, what does exercise have to do with confidence? Aside from the common health benefits that exercise can provide, you can also use it as a method for a confidence boost.

About 70% of Americans who work out for at least thirty minutes a day, seven days a week, feel good about themselves and their appearance. 

While fitness activities are most associated with health and weight loss, the chemicals your brain releases can improve the way you view yourself. Don’t believe us? A study completed by The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index suggests that about seventy percent of Americans who work out for at least thirty minutes a day, seven days a week, feel good about themselves and their appearance. 

If you’re unsure of where to begin or feel that you lack the confidence to go into the gym, start small and work your way into more significant exercises. For instance, you can begin your fitness journey with a simple activity such as a walk or jog.

Running boosts self-confidence

Once you feel comfortable doing those, you can add more to your routine, such as running and weightlifting. When you’re working out, it’s important to remember that everyone surrounding you is there for similar reasons, whether it be to lead a healthier lifestyle, gain some muscle, or a little bit of confidence just like you! 

Look Good, Feel Good

It should come as no surprise that the way you feel on the outside can directly affect the way you feel about yourself. No matter if you have skin troubles, or need a wardrobe update, spending some extra time on your appearance can help immensely. 

Skin concerns such as acne and blemishes can put a damper on your self-esteem. With all of the products the market has to offer, finding a skin regimen that works for you and your skin can feel quite challenging. To successfully navigate the world of skin care, first determine your skin type, such as oily, dry, or a combination of both. It’s important to do so as each type of skin has different needs.

Next, you should know that a typical skin care routine consists of three necessary steps: cleanser, toner, and moisturizer, followed by any treatment products to address pesky skin concerns. 

When looking into specific treatment products such as an acne cream, look for active ingredients like niacinamide. If this word seems scientific and strange, that’s okay! A lot of skin care ingredients can be long and hard to pronounce words, but they don’t have to scare you away. Check out this post for more information on niacinamide and what it can do for your skin.

Enclothed cognition phenomenon : how you dress can have a significant impact on how you behave and feel.

Revamping your clothes and style can be a great way to get you out of your comfort zone and help you find something you may not have tried otherwise. Begin with a purge of your closet. Find pieces you no longer wear, and if they are gently used, consider donating them to a local shelter.

There is a phenomenon called enclothed cognition in which studies have shown that how you dress can have a significant impact on how you behave and feel. Putting on your favorite outfit, or picking up a few new pieces to add to your wardrobe can help you look and feel your best on a daily basis. 

Believe in Yourself

As the saying goes, “if you can believe it, you can achieve it.” If you’re wondering what positive self-talk looks like, it’s quite simple. Start by finding good qualities about yourself, for example, say out loud phrases such as “I am smart,” and “I am strong,” or “I am capable.”

Affirmations self-confidence

Research shows that by replacing any negative thoughts you commonly experience with positive ones, you will begin to see an improvement in your self-esteem and confidence. Once you make yourself aware of when you experience negative thoughts (for example, before a work presentation or public speaking), you can then proceed to flip them into something more positive. 

Of course, building your self-confidence begins with you. No matter which steps you decide to take, whether it’s all or just a few, doing so will ensure that you create a more positive and confident version of yourself.

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