7 Simple Ways To Boost Your Self-Confidence And Feel Better

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How To Build Confidence & Feel Better About Your Self In 7 Simple Ways
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By Unwritten

Many of us have low self-confidence.

But while some believe that they can’t shake their lifelong low confidence, there are ways to raise your self-esteem.

If you struggle with low self-confidence, here are some ways to help you believe in yourself.

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1. Get active.

While it seems like a small step, exercising can have tremendous power in your journey to self-confidence. People who don’t like their appearance think exercise will improve their confidence, but exercise can help everyone.

Getting active helps stimulate your brain cells, which will give you that “can do” feeling. Daily exercise will also motivate you to do self-care every day, which will help your confidence increase.

2. Wear clothes that you love.

While it’s true that you should be happy in your own skin, making small adjustments to your wardrobe can also improve your self-confidence.

If you tend to dress in outfits that don’t truly make you happy, you send yourself the message that you aren’t worth your own effort. So, pamper yourself with flattering clothes to get that confident glow. 

This article will also show you how putting effort into your appearance can boost your morale in all aspects of your life.

3. Solve your own problems.

While you may think that others have full control of your life, nothing could be further from the truth. No matter what other people in your life say, you’ll feel far more confident when you take control of your own life.

If you see something in your life that seems problematic, you are the top authority on how to solve the problem. Instead of letting others dictate your decisions, solve your own problems, and you’ll come out on top!

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4. Know who you are.

You can’t live life confidently without knowing who you really are. Take some time every day to look inside yourself and figure out what shapes your identity and who you want to become. 

Journaling everything you feel each day can help you develop a strong sense of self. Read through those old journal entries from time to time to see what you’ve accomplished and how you’ve grown over time.

5. Throw out your self-doubt.

Oftentimes, when you’re developing your self-confidence, your ego will creep in and tell you that you’re not as good as ever. When you think this way, acknowledge that these thoughts exist, then throw them to the side.

Don’t let self-doubt wreak havoc on your self-confidence. After all, a negative attitude will only continue to bring you down. 

6. Pay attention to your body language.

It may seem silly, but the way you carry yourself can make or break your self-confidence. When you sit up straight or stand up tall, you tell the world that you know who you are and are confident in what you do.

When you sit with your shoulders slouched and your head down, however, you give off a vibe that screams “insecure.” So, even if you don’t yet know who you are, stand tall and fake it ‘til you make it!

7. Set goals.

For you to be sure of yourself, you need to know that you can achieve anything that you set your mind to.

The best way to persuade yourself that you are capable of success is to make a list of goals and work to achieve them. Your list should include both short and long-term goals, so that you always have something to work towards. 

If you struggle with self-confidence, there are plenty of ways for you to increase your pride in yourself. With these seven steps, you’re sure to develop the self-assured attitude that you’ve always wanted.

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