Feeling like you’re in a rut and can’t shake the idea that you’re not as pulled together as you’d like people to believe?
Or maybe you’ve always been a content bystander but you’re looking to boost your confidence and make your mark on the world. Confidence can be a tricky thing to master, but with a few baby steps and little practice, you’ll be able to take on the world in no time.
Here Are 10 Tips for Enhancing Self-Confidence:
We all have more knowledge in our heads than we think we do. If you are an expert on any topic, consider taking the time to teach someone else. Whether you are teaching a friend to ice skate, tutoring a child in math, or showing a grandchild how to fish, you’ll feel more confident knowing you have a skill you can share with the world.
Giving your time while expecting nothing in return is a mindset shift that brings out the best in a person. Similar to teaching, you’ll come away realizing you are useful, you are helpful, and you are appreciated.
Eat Dinner Alone
Eat alone in a public restaurant, at dinner time, without your smartphone. There are a number of reasons why this situation is terrifying to so many of us. Purposefully venturing alone into a situation reserved for being social is just not done. When was the last time you ordered something off of a menu without first conferring with your dinner companion? And how many of us know what to do with ourselves for 30-40 minutes without our smartphones? If you can get through dinner alone, you can get through anything.
Set A Goal and Stick to It
Setting a goal and failing to reach it can be destructive to your mental state but thankfully the reverse is also true. Setting a goal, creating a plan to reach that goal, and then celebrating your accomplishment is a perfect way to build confidence. With every goal you achieve, you’ll realize how motivated you can be, how much you can accomplish when you put your mind to it, and how much easier things can be with the right process in place.
Learn Something New
Right along with completing goals, is learning something new. Whether you are learning computer coding, knitting, karate, or French cooking, successfully learning a new skill also brings with it the confidence for trying something new, following a process, and maybe even meeting new people.
Setting affirmations programs your mind into thinking positive thoughts from the beginning. If your mind is full of positive thoughts, there is no room for negative thoughts. Start your day, your week, and your year on the right track with positive, purpose-driven affirmations to increase self-confidence.
There is nothing that breaks confidence like feeling unprepared, out of place or uninformed. Get ahead of those emotions and be prepared for every meeting, day at work, kid event, and vacation. Taking a few extra minutes to be organized and prepared ahead of time will give you peace of mind in the long run.
When you condition your body and mind to work together like they do while you exercise, the residual effects are surprisingly notable. The increase of this single health-focused activity makes you feel more confident physically and you’ll feel more alert mentally. Who wouldn’t feel more confident with so much working for you?
Positive thoughts bring positive actions. A lack of confidence is simply a negative, though that can be replaced. E.E. Cummings once said, “Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.”
Recognizing and appreciating who is in your life, the talents you have, and the opportunities you’ve been given is a constant exercise in positive thinking. Start each day with gratitude and you’ll find yourself in a better mood and radiating positivity and confidence without even trying.
Confidence is a choice, a conscious effort to believe in yourself, your talents, and what you contribute to the relationships around you. Building that kind of positive outlook on life takes practice and patience. Do one thing each day to encourage a positive self-image and it won’t be long before those around you notice a difference. What do you do each day to set your self-perception on a positive path?
Do you have any tools that have helped you enhance your own self-confidence that did not get mentioned above? If so, please share them with us in the comments section below!
Did you know you can find help here? From personal to professional well-being, connect with someone who can guide you to a happier, healthier, and whole life! Become a WU Friend today!
If you provide support or products that make the world a better place and help humanity live in health, happiness, and wholeness, join us as a WU World-Changer!
– The Wellness Universe
*Originally published on January 31, 2019.
All information, content, and material are for informational purposes only and are not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. The information supplied through or on this page, or by any representative or agent of The Wellness Universe, is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical, legal, or other professional advice. Health-related information provided through this website is not a substitute for medical advice and should not be used to diagnose or treat health problems or to prescribe any medical devices or other remedies. The Wellness Universe reserves the right to remove, edit, move or close any content item for any reason, including, but not limited to, comments that are in violation of the laws and regulations formed pursuant to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. None of the posts and articles on The Wellness Universe page may be reprinted without express written permission.
The Wellness Universe introduces you to Dr. Lynn Anderson Ph. D, ND, Holistic Health Expert Leader, Author, and Speaker in partnership with The Wellness Universe, Wellness for All programming instructing her live virtual flex course: HEALTH You Are What and How You Eat
Catch the recorded session(s) and be sure to join the next LIVE class!
Register today: https://bit.ly/HEALTHDrLynn
Self-development, self-care, and inspirational classes and sessions by Wellness Universe World Changer instructors who support your total well-being.
The Wellness Universe is here to serve your best well-being. If you are experiencing anxiety, grief, overwhelm, guilt, anger, or seeking ways to cope and get help for stress, relationships, parenting, or any other issue during this challenging time, we have wonderful resources for you to connect with. Our WU Best Help members are offering reduced rates, sliding scale payment options, and even pro-bono sessions. WU Best Help
The Wellness Universe is your resource for health, wellness, well-being, and transformation. We serve and support professionals who make the world a better place and individuals and groups who seek their best life.
A woman owned company; having the vision in 2013, Anna Pereira launched the first directory in 2015 bringing together a community of members making the world a better place to be found by those seeking their best life. The Wellness Universe has grown since then to be a one-stop shop for total wellness support! We are a vetted community, online directory, book publisher, resource center, event producer, content platform, and so much more, supporting whole-health and well-being on a global scale.
The Wellness Universe is a home that connects industry professionals in the health, wellness, and well-being fields to seekers of total well-being. WU provides our WU World-Changer members with peer support, Wellness Universe produced events (live and online), projects, visibility, business mentoring, and community. Through The Wellness Universe our WU World-Changer members serve WU Friends, seekers of health, wellness and transformation, with coaching, workshops, content and more.
The Wellness Universe provides individuals and groups seeking their best lives with access to our members, wellness content, educational resources, and guidance in all areas of wellness to transform visions of how they want to live life into the life they experience.
Through the directory, WU Featured Blog, SoulTreat wellness retreat, Self-Care Books, group well-being programs, and online learning center, The Lounge, The Wellness Universe provides many avenues to support whole health, mind, body, spirit and planet.