Ways to Boost Your Self-Confidence

General News | Oct-09-2021

Ways to Boost Your Self-Confidence

There are many times in our life when we lack confidence in ourselves. Sometimes we even lack the overall confidence that is needed to live a healthy life. There are ways through which we can build confidence-

1. Stop comparing to others: Researches have found that people who compared themselves to others experienced envy. And the more envy a person experienced, the worse they felt about themselves. Keep reminding yourself about your strength and success. When you notice you are drawing comparisons, recall that doing so isn’t helpful. Everyone is running their race and life isn’t a competition.

2. Practice positive self-talk: Using positive self-talk that is optimistic can help you foster self-compassion, overcome self-doubt, and take on new challenges. It allows us to look at the bright side and encourage ourselves. It gives us greater life satisfaction, thus increasing our self-confidence.

3. Face your fears: Practice facing your fears like if you are afraid that you will embarrass yourself in front of everyone, try it anyway. Tell yourself that it is okay, it’s just an experiment and see what happens. You will probably learn that making a few mistakes is not as bad as you thought. And whenever you move forward, you will gain more confidence in yourself. When you face your fears and try doing out difficult things, you built confidence in yourself.

4. Know your principles and live them: What are some of the principles that you live upon? Give them to yourself and give a thought to the principles you follow or want to follow and start living on them.

5. Know that the world is not focused on you: This means that you don’t have to be excessively sensitive about what you are and what you are doing. There is no need for perfection. Forget about trying to please everyone or about being perfect. Trying to be perfect and being a people-pleaser puts too much pressure on you and creates unnecessary anxiety.

Trying doing out these things and you may see a change in your self-confidence. Sometimes even a small thing can lead to a big change. You will be more positive about yourself and self-assured. These were some ways that will help you boost your self-confidence.

By: Maitrei
Happy English School

World Mental Health Day