If you’ve lived long enough, you know that your self-confidence may vary depending on the current situation you’re facing in your life. When you’re a little kid you don’t worry about much of anything and you think you can conquer the world. When you’re a teenager you struggle with low self-esteem at times, but other times you feel like you own the world. When you’re adult you drift between the two extremes almost daily.
Even though your confidence level may fluctuate, there are a few things you can do to unlock your confidence and keep it at a skyrocket level. If you really want to face life with the confidence you’ve always hoped for, make these tips a part of your life.
It’s true what they say, laughter truly is the best medicine. If you actively try to laugh every single day, your doom and gloom will fade and before you know it you’ll have more confidence, more happiness, and more abundance than you know what to do with it. It doesn’t matter what is going on in your life—laughter is always the cure.
Meditation will help you get in touch with your inner feelings, boost your energy, and increase your confidence. Sitting in silence and reflecting on your life not only decreases the stress you feel in your life, but it also allows you to focus on the source of your problems and figure out a way to solve them. When you work on solving your own problems it gives you more confidence in the short-term and the long-term.
Love Yourself Unconditionally:
It’s not always easy to love yourself, especially when your facing confidence issues. The solution: love yourself even more! Don’t listen to what other people say to you or about you (unless it boosts your confidence), and focus on what makes you happy. The best part: when you focus on step one and step 2, loving yourself will come as a natural result. Just try it for a few weeks and see what kind of difference it makes in your life.
Success, both social and economic, is fueled by the power of self-confidence. Whether you want to impress an interviewer, win a client or land a date, self-confidence is essential. Some are naturally born with it, but many others have to learn how to build theirs up. In the following paragraphs, we detail confidence-building techniques for those needing them.
Remember your better qualities:
Rather than fixating on your negative qualities, make a conscious effort to focus on your most attractive attributes. On a daily basis, you should list what you most admire about yourself.
Exude confidence through dominant body language:
Confident people generally express it outwardly in their body language. Trick yourself into feeling more self-confident by emulating the body language of confident people. Avoid slouching, crossing your legs and the tendency to ball up in public. Instead, open up, take up more space, hold your head up and stand tall.
Speak with a strong voice:
Try to speak more deeply and loudly, drawing air from deep in your chest to better project your voice. Consciously practice this until it becomes second nature.
Establish a powerful mind, body, spirit connection by practicing the Eastern meditative arts:
Practice Eastern meditative arts like tai chi, yoga and the martial arts. This will increase your mental acuity and develop links between your inner mindset and your outer physicality. Ultimately, this will help you put your new confident mindset into action and promote personal growth.
Take some risks:
Confident people take risks. Practice taking risks, starting with less costly ones and moving up to those that are riskier. Attempt to talk to new people and gradually move on to more challenging things. As you take more risks, you will gain the confidence to try new things and move beyond your perceived limitations. This conscious behavioral modification will eventually become more ingrained subconsciously and you will begin to naturally behave more confidently.
Listen to confidence-inspiring music:
Find songs that motivate you to become more confident. Then, whenever you need a quick mental energy boost, repeat those songs until the desired effect is achieved. The motivational energy of the songs will psyche you into feeling powerful and confident.