It is true that not everybody has a high self-esteem that helps them in socializing and speaking in front of people, trying new things, reprimanding someone or expressing their minds. Notably, to be able to do those activities, it requires self-confidence, among many other things.
Without self-confidence, you can easily be taken as weak, uncharismatic, incompetent and it also makes you an easy prey for those who want to take advantage of you.
Sometimes, criticism from the people around you results in your lack of confidence. Besides external factors, inner struggles can also make you lose your self-esteem. More often than not, your skepticism and self-doubt will leave you sleepless at nights.
There is no easy way, nor any form of medications that can help you boost your self-confidence. However, there are a few useable methods and approaches that can help you unleash your inner glow and drive your composure.
You Are What You Believe You Are
“If I can see it, then I can do it, if I just believe it, there’s nothing to it.”
In-line lyrics from I Believe I Can Fly by R.Kelly is a great example of how your faith and beliefs can help in making you bolder and more confident.
If you imagine yourself to be timid and shy, then you will likely believe that it is who you are. But, if you imagine yourself to be someone you idolize, who is stronger and better, your faith will eventually come to life.
Compliment Yourself, When No One Else Will
The hardest thing to do is to honor yourself with praise and compliments. If you are a person with low self-esteem, you probably know that you have more self-doubt and negative thoughts.
One thing to keep in check is, whenever you doubt yourself, it will not help boost your confidence in any way, as it would raise your anxiety. So, check your thoughts and be wary of negative comments, and replace it with compliments that will surely help you instead.
Face Your Fears
Facing your fears and trying to overcome them is one way to gain self-confidence, that many don’t understand. Overcoming fear is not easy, but there is no other way for you to deal with it. All you can do is list your fears and try to tackle them with one slow step at a time.
Few things to remember in overcoming your fears are to put all remote possibilities out of your mind and stop worrying about things you have no control over.
Help Those in Need
When you help others, you will appreciate what you have. Undeniably, doing good to people and practicing kindness are something that will boost your mood and confidence.
Sometimes, instead of focusing on your own weaknesses, you can engage in voluntary activities to help others. At the same time, it helps to boost your confidence.
Take Care of Yourself
Increasing our self-confidence not only depends on our mental condition but also in our physical and environment. If you are experiencing fatigue and extreme loathe at oneself, it is definitely hard to feel, look and be confident.
To take care of yourself best, make sure you have enough rest, be wary of your health and hygiene. Also, familiarize yourself with the clothes that make you feel more confident. For instance, if the color red helps you feel a lot stronger, nobody in the world can stop you from wearing them often.
Our Two “Sats”
Don’t worry if you lack confidence! It is fixable and what truly matters is your efforts to improve yourself in so many ways. Remember not to limit yourself and don’t get too hard on what you are lacking, but to focus on how to unleash that glow and confidence instead.
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Nurul is an English Language graduate who is highly passionate on writing, she literally breathes on it. An avid reader and a critical thinker, she covers on blockchain news during day and weeps at sad novels at night.