How Do You Keep Self Confidence?
Having self-confidence is that feeling of trust in your judgment and abilities and appreciating your qualities. It can be a tricky thing to build up and maintain!
The research found by our team at FinditHealth found that self-confidence is essential to overall health and psychological well-being. It’s time to learn how to be more self-confident and the benefits you receive by increasing your trust and belief in yourself. Keep reading to find handy tips to help boost and keep self-confidence.
How to Be More Confident
Confidence can refer to a variety of things. The main two are trusting your abilities, a general sense of belief, and confidence in specific situations. For example, you will probably have high self-confidence in an area of your expertise but have a lack of confidence in other areas that are unfamiliar to you.
Your confidence level even affects how you view and present yourself to others. Ultimately gaining self-confidence is a great form of self-care. Self-care is activities that help you better yourself and also get to know yourself on a deeper level. These are vital acts that will help you discover your passion and purpose in life.
Self-confidence can be very hard to develop because it’s not something we are born with and have a sense of knowing. You also have personal experiences that cause you to lose confidence and suffer from low self-esteem throughout your life. These challenging situations, and just difficult situations, cause us to have a lack of confidence. Confident people know their beliefs and desires and always do what they believe even when they are the only ones. They are also willing to take risks, and they know growth is the key to life. Confident people also admit their mistakes and use them as an example to learn. Lastly, confident people are optimistic and happy.
Having and building self-confidence can also lead to higher understanding of spiritual abundance. Because with confidence you have a deeper sense of self and what you desire spirituality. Spiritual abundance can help you manifest and reach your dreams with a clear purpose.
Tips for Building Self-Confidence
There are several things you can do to build your self-confidence. Sometimes all you need is minor changes to your mindset. In contrast, others will take more time to become familiar with habits and ways of thinking.
First, it can be easy to lose self-confidence if you believe you haven’t accomplished anything. It’s essential to make a list of all the things you are proud of in your life and your accomplishments. We encourage you to keep this list close by and keep adding to it through the days to come. When you have low self-esteem days, pull out the list and use it to remind yourself of all your incredible accomplishments.
Everyone has strengths and talents, and by having this list, you will be able to build confidence in your abilities. Self-confidence also gives you the ability to try new things and take chances. We often stay on the safer side of things and miss out on taking chances. While ultimately everything that happens to you has a reason, there are numerous benefits to taking a chance for your mental health and personal growth. It might be hard to start, but over time, you will realize how important it is to take a chance and become more comfortable with it. Ultimately, everyone could benefit from having healthy self-esteem.
The next tip is to work on goal setting. Set goals and outline the steps you need to take to achieve them. These don’t need to be huge goals but small achievements that you can cross off a list to help you gain confidence in your ability to get things done.
When working on building self-confidence, this can be a great time to stay off of social media. It’s so easy to compare ourselves to others on Facebook and Instagram. While it’s natural to make comparisons, this doesn’t boost your self-confidence and causes it to lower. When people compare themselves to others, they experience envy and feel worse about themselves.
It’s important to remind yourself that it is not good to compare yourself to others as everyone is living their own life, and it’s not a competition. It can be helpful to keep a gratitude journal to remember your strengths and talents and areas of life where you feel blessed. This will help you focus on your own life and evolve your journey.
You’ll never feel confident if you have negative commentary running through your mind telling you that you’re no good. Think about your self-talk and how that might be affecting your self-confidence. Talk to yourself as you would talk to a loving friend. Give yourself kindness when you make a mistake or face setbacks. It helps you better navigate challenging emotions, by enhancing your connection to yourself and others. We are all human, and it’s best to treat ourselves with compassion.
Lastly, find hobbies that you are passionate about and enjoy doing. It could be photography, sports, knitting, or even Kundalini yoga! When you’ve worked out your passion, commit to giving it a go. Suppose you’re interested or passionate about a particular activity. You’re more likely to be motivated, and you’ll build skills more quickly.
Being surrounded by negativity can limit your abilities and decrease your self-confidence. Because it makes you think you can’t handle anything or that you shouldn’t even try.
Having a positive attitude and being surrounded by positive people can help you overcome self-doubt, foster deeper self-compassion, and take on new challenges.
For example, instead of telling yourself, I can’t handle this or that it’s impossible, try reframing to I can do this or all I have to do is the test.
Last, close your eyes and think about how your friends make you feel. You want to be surrounded by people that lift you and motivate you to be the best version of yourself. The people you spend time with directly influence your thoughts and attitudes about the world. Seek out people who make you feel good and optimistic and bursting with self-confidence. A positive attitude and self-confidence go hand-in-hand.
Self-confident people share similar qualities and even carry themselves differently. Most are self-assured and very happy with the person they are and their life. They radiate joy and happiness every day. Having this happiness with who and where you are, and the people you are surrounded by will increase your self-confidence.
A confident person is someone who acknowledges their achievements and effort. They are their cheerleaders without needing validation from someone else. Being sure helps you seek new opportunities and trust yourself a lot more.
Another essential quality of a confident person is self-awareness. Self-awareness means being aware of your kind of person, strengths, skills, weaknesses, faults, and aspirations. You’re self-aware if you know you need more training to be a good speaker. Knowing where you’re lacking, or your strengths help you better understand yourself. It’s important to understand yourself before you try to understand others.
A confident person never makes judgments or jumps to conclusions without having all the facts. Objective thinking is a robust quality that can help you build relationships, solve problems, and develop creative, practical solutions. By having multiple perspectives, you will become a better listener to people around you. A good listener makes a great and lifelong friend. It also allows you to ask relevant questions and truly help someone. You are not trying to prove you know more than someone and are fully content with your abilities. A person with self-confidence gets this confidence from knowing their self-worth from their accomplishments and thoughts.
They also know how to handle and react in situations. Last, self-confidence will allow you to go farther and become more successful in the workplace. Often, when we lack self-confidence we have aggressive body language toward others. If you aren’t living your life to your highest potential, you will have anger and negativity that can consciously and unconsciously come out in the workplace.
Conclusion – Research by Findithealth.com
Research by FinditHealth found that improving and maintaining self-confidence can only positively affect your life. It allows you to feel better about yourself and your abilities, strengthening your relationships and becoming more resilient to stress. We hope you enjoyed the article and have fun boosting and maintaining your self-confidence.
Luz Chacon is a Health Educator, Wellness Coach, and EFT Tapping Practitioner with 30+ years in health advocacy. Specializing in stress management, wellbeing, and holistic health, she created a 40% stress reduction employee program. Luz is dedicated to helping busy individuals prioritize self-care, break patterns, and reach goals. She offers programs for organizations and individuals. Luz is passionate about sharing her health research and guiding informed choices!