Self confidence shines and fades and takes work to build, develop and maintain.
We all experience moments which challenge our confidence, however, when we understand the sources of healthy self confidence we can always work on cultivating it within ourselves.
.1. Stand or Sit in a Posture of Confidence
Find the sensations of confidence and practice feeling them more in your body. Feel your feet on the ground, keep your body relaxed and open. Posture does not just reflect the level of confidence but also sends messages to the brain to change the way you feel.
.2. Practice Mindfulness
Mindfulness is proven to have major benefits for your physical and psychological well-being. You can practice mindfulness anytime, anywhere. You can give try it right now. Notice your breath flowing in and out, the many sensations that you are experiencing. Feel the energy, the quiet, or the noises that surround you. Feel your presence.
.3. Visualize Confidence
Close your eyes and relax your body. Stay connected to the relaxation and see yourself speaking on camera or doing whatever activity for which you would like more confidence. Allow the feelings of a comfortable presence to saturate your body and your mind.
.4. Take Risks & Make Mistakes
Allow yourself to be a learner, to be a novice. Trust that it’s okay not to be perfect; in fact, you’ll likely provide inspiration to others in similar situations. When breaking out of your comfort zone and starting something new, you are expanding your own limitations. When you successfully complete something that is out of your confidence zone, you are building confidence in yourself.
.5. Clarify Your Goals
The S.M.A.R.T goals offers a guideline for goal-setting in which goals are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound. Making progress towards your goals is the platform upon which healthy self confidence is built.
.6. Speak well to yourself
Speak to yourself with compassion, kindness, and encouragement. After all, the most important relationship you have in your life is with yourself, Make it a good one! “Accept yourself; be the one that says the words of encouragement you long to hear.”
.7. Ask for Help & Offer your Help
When we reach out to others we can see our efforts flourish in ways that we could never achieve on our own. “Doing a kindness produces the single most reliable increase in momentary well-being than any other exercise we have tested.” Martin Seligman
Self-confidence shines and fades and takes work to build, develop and maintain.
We all experience moments which challenge our confidence, however, when we understand the sources of healthy self confidence we can always work on cultivating it within ourselves. Sign up and share with us your Self Confidence experience.