Sometimes your confidence can take a terrible nose dive, which can cause bad thoughts about how you feel about yourself and your life.
You can end up only focusing on the negative things that may be happening in your life, instead of the positive aspects of your life and I’m sure if you think carefully there are far more positives in your life than negatives.
It’s important to know how to value yourself, so I’ve put together 5 tips to help you boost your confidence.
1. Forget the past
When you start to feel low about where you are in life, maybe you wanted to be in a better role at work or you wanted to get to a certain fitness level and have lost a few extra pounds by now. If it’s yesterday’s news then it’s old new. Tomorrow is a new day so forget the past and make a new start on reaching your goals from today. Confident people focus on the here and now and the future so do the same and your confidence will soar.
2. Stand tall
Do you find that when you are lacking in confidence your shoulders slump, you look at the floor a lot and rarely smile? When you do this you automatically feel crap about yourself and everything that is going on in the world. Instead stand tall, hold your shoulders back, smile! Try it, it really does work. Go, try it now!
3. What’s the worse that could happen?
Instead of thinking I can’t do this, I’m going to make a fool out of myself, think what’s the worse thing that could happen! This can apply to every part of your life. If you just focus on the potential problems that may or may not happen then you are just wasting your energy and time. Think about what can be achieved by doing the things that you are worrying about. Invest your time wisely, don’t waste it. You can overcome anything, you’re stronger than you think.
4. Be nice
When you are feeling low and lacking in confidence do you speak to yourself in an unpleasant way? Telling yourself off and calling yourself stupid? Most people do when they are lacking in confidence.You don’t speak to your friends like it so why would you speak to yourself like it? Cut your negative talk out and start treating yourself with respect.
5. Model someone
Do you know someone that has the confidence that you admire and wish you could be just like them? If you do then start observing their behaviour, attitude, beliefs and how they communicate with other people. Now start to model their behaviour, get as many tips from them as possible so you can use them in your own life.
These tips can boost your confidence and increase your self-esteem and once this happens you will start to see yourself and life in a more positive way.