8 Simple Ways To Build Self Confidence And Self Esteem

We all have experienced low confidence at some point in our lives. However, If we allow negative thoughts to dominate us, however, they can adversely affect our beliefs about who we are and what we are capable of. Low self-confidence can lead to stress which can disturb mental health. Self Confidence is extremely important to live life positively. When you start believing in yourself, positive changes start happening in your brain which effectively creates positive vibes resulting in you feeling great.

What happens when you are confident and how you can improve your self-confidence?

According to research, being confident leads to :
1. Better ability to influence others.
2. Increased positive attitude
3. Improved performance at work
4. Reduced negative thoughts
5. Less fear of social anxiety
6. Increased energy and motivation.

All these traits are found in confident personalities. If you want to improve your confidence, or lack self-confidence, these tips can help you in boosting your self-confidence -

1. Positive Thinking

If you want to be self-confident, you'll need to ensure that you are thinking positively. Our thoughts have a significant influence on our external realities. It is important to have a positive attitude and approach to life. 
Developing positive thinking helps in releasing stress and focusing on the good side of life.

How you can stay positive?

When a negative thought or any negative circumstance arises, remind yourself that your reaction to the situation determines the outcome. You can also read any inspirational blogs (like Success Trending 😃) or books that can boost your positivity. You can also stay also give yourself a time out and engage yourself with things which you find enjoying like go for a walk where you can feel joy with nature.

2. Empower yourself 

Empower yourself with knowledge.  It is one of the best strategies to build self-confidence. Knowledge is never waste. Reading helps in improving mental stimulation, analytical thinking, knowledge, focus, and makes you form your own viewpoints. This leads one to be more knowledgeable and later becoming confident. Knowledge is always free, you can find information on the internet, read books and magazines. 

3. Self-belief

Believing is one of the topmost qualities that will not only help you express who you are but also help you to live on your own terms.
Self-belief is important. It is through belief we are willing to test, experiment, and try new things even when we feel uncertain. When you don't believe that ideas will work, then it is hard to make any change.
Self-belief is important. It plays a major factor in turning your life for the better. To be self-confident, it is important to trust your own abilities and capabilities. When you start believing in yourself, you start taking actions which bring positive effects in our life. And the habit of believing ourselves create self-confidence in us.

4. Change

Self-confidence depends on balance of good physical, mental, and social wellbeing.
It's hard to feel good about yourself if you don't like your physique or have low energy on a constant basis.
Start cultivating good exercise, eating, and sleeping habits. In addition, dress the way you want to feel good. Build confidence in yourself by making the effort to look after your own needs.

5. Take Action. 

Every idea will remain an idea until action is taken. Imagine Bill Gates or Steve Jobs had never taken an action, they would not be successful. Success does not come without action. You need to ensure that you take regular and consistent action towards your goals and aim in life. Taking action with positive thinking can definitely bring you success and this will turn your self-confidence high. 

6. Preparation

Prepare yourself as much as possible. Whether it's for giving a speech in the class or leading the seminar or participating in public speaking. You need to know what you're doing and how to do it, to be confident. You need to practice it. No one ever can feel confident while speaking on the spot.
You can also practice confident body language. Gradually, it will become a part of your personality. Watch confident people or celebrities. Observe how they pose confidently in public. Always remember, no one gets confidence by birth. It's a skill that needs to be learned and practiced.

7. Shift to an equality mentality

People with low self-confidence see others as better than themselves, or more worthy. Instead of carrying that perception, you see yourself as being equal to all. Change your thinking to an equality mentality and you will automatically see an improvement in your confidence.

8. Accept your weaknesses

We all have weaknesses, we need to accept them and take action on them. When we continue to think about our weaknesses and do not take any action, we lose our self-confidence.
Had Sachin Tendulkar felt he's short in height, he wouldn't have been a god of cricket.
Had Amitabh Bachchan felt his voice was not suitable for films, he would never have been the king of Bollywood.

you are the best

Being confident is important in achieving success and happiness in your personal and professional life. If low self-confidence is from a shock of traumatic events that occurred in past it's important to seek professional help and change yourself for a better future.

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