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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 control us, 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 starts 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 from social anxiety
6. Increased energy and motivation.

All this 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 positive. Our thoughts have a significant influence on our external realities. It is important to have positive attitude and approach towards life. 
Developing positive thinking helps in releasing stress and focusing on the good side of life.

How you can stay positive?

When negative thought or any negative circumstance arises, remind yourself that your reaction on the situation determines the outcome. You can also read any inspirational blogs (like Success Trending 😃) or books which 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 strategy to build self-confidence. Knowledge is never waste. Reading helps in improving mental stimulation, analytical thinking, knowledge, focus and makes you to form your own view points. This leads one to be more knowledgeable and later becoming confident. Knowledge is always free, you can find information on internet, read books and magazines. 

3. Self belief

Believing is one of the top most quality that will not only help you expressing 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. If you don't believe that it's possible to make new things work, then it's hard to make any progress.
Self belief is important. It plays a major factor in turning your life for better. To be self confident, it is important to trust your own abilities and capabilities. When you start believing on yourself, you start taking actions which brings positive effects in our life. And habit of believing ourselves create a self confidence in us.

4. Change

Self confidence depends on a combination of good physical, emotional and social health. It is hard to feel good about yourself, if you don't like your physique or constantly have low energy. 
Start cultivating good exercise, eating and sleeping habits. In addition dress the way you want to feel good. Build your self-confidence by making the effort to look after your own needs. 

5. Take Action. 

Any idea will remain idea if action has not been 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 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 which needs to be learnt and practiced.

7. Shift to an equality mentality

People with low self confidence see others as better or more deserving than themselves. 
Instead of carrying this perception see yourself as being equal to everyone. They are no better or more deserving than you. 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. If we keep thinking about our weakness and do not take any step, we will loose our self confidence. 
If Sachin Tendulkar had thought he is short in height, he would not have been god of cricket. If Amitabh Bachchan had thought that his voice is not fit for movies, he would never had been king of Bollywood. Both are great examples of confident personalities.

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 occurred in past it's important to seek a professional help and change yourself for a better future.

What is your view on self confidence? Let us know in the comments.

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