Whether confidence is a day to day struggle for you or you are just looking for simple ways to feel more confident, we all could use ways to give our confidence a little boost. The good news is that there are a lot of small changes you can make in your every day life to boost your confidence. Check out these five easy changes you can make today:
Stop being so hard on yourself – We are our own toughest critics. We hear this time and time again. What do we do about it? When you look at yourself in the mirror, try saying some affirming words, such as, “I am beautiful,” or “My hair looks great today.” You will be surprised at the small difference this can make. When you catch yourself getting hung up about that wrinkle or blemish, try turning your thinking around. Don’t analyze your faults, instead try focusing on your good qualities.
Stop comparing yourself to others – In today’s world, with social media at our finger tips, it can be hard to not compare ourselves to others. Keep in mind that social media only gives you a snapshot of one moment in another person’s life. Take a moment to remind yourself of all of the great things you have done over the last week and all the things you are grateful for in your life.
Treat yourself – Be good to yourself. In order to boost your confidence, you need to treat your whole self. Do things you love. Eat healthy foods that make your body feel good. Get enough rest. Buy yourself that cute pair of jeans. Exercise your body and keep it moving. Exercise releases endorphins, which is what makes you feel happy!
Recognize your strengths – Find something your love or are good at and do it! Capitalize on your strengths and work to remind yourself of those strengths. Take some time to think about all the things you love about yourself, all of those strengths, and write them down. Refer to them on days when you need them.
Set goals – Take some time to sit down and make yourself small, short-term goals. Small things like, put ten extra dollars into savings this month. Write them down. It’s important to write them down to both hold yourself accountable and to be able to see them on paper once you accomplished them.