Confidence as a dictionary definition means to have “a feeling or consciousness of one’s powers” (Merriam Webster). And as we know it, it means to “feel comfortable in your own skin.” Although it sounds extremely simple, it is a lot more complicated and many people have a problem acquiring a level of self-confidence. Well, worry not because today we are teaching you 3 amazing techniques to feel more confident.
1. Learn More About Self:
One of the main reasons people don’t have confidence is because they don’t know themselves. You usually get confidence through a quality you find in yourself, if you are under confident you are making other people do the judgment for you. So start off by introspecting- what are you good at? What are your best qualities? Why should you be proud of yourself? What do you suck at? What area of your life needs most work?
When you answer these questions honestly you will be much more aware of self. You will know what you are good at and can focus more on those qualities. You will also know which areas of your life need the most attention.
Extra tip: Watch shows and read books, find out who you most relate to and who you want to relate to. Find out the kind of life you want and start working towards it.
2. Practice In Private, Confidence In Public:
Practice makes perfect counts in confidence as well! You have to practice to be comfortable with yourself. If your personal appearance is the reason for your low confidence go in front of the mirror and tell yourself 10 times a day that you are beautiful. Are you trying to look better and accentuate your natural beauty? Experiment with makeup and tell yourself you look amazing. If your self-confidence is low because of the way you communicate, practice public speaking in front of your family. Is your posture something you want to improve? Do posture exercises.
The point is the more you privately practice to better yourself the better you will feel in public. And remember to also give time to things you are good at, when you are feeling less confident about yourself just mention those areas of your life and it will make you feel better.
Extra tip: Dress well to feel good. The better you dress the more confident you feel, be comfortable and create your style!
3. Fake It Till You Make It:
You have heard it before and you will hear it again and again. Sometimes you just have to play a pretend game like you used to as a child. Pretend that you are totally self-confident, if you think about it that’s what Regina initially does in Mean Girls which can be seen in the scene of her house. You have to make yourself feel it, and as the time goes by you will come to believe it as well.
Honestly, use the trick of faking it for everything and anything positive you want it life. It seriously works, if you read The Power of Your Subconscious Mind, you will even understand the science behind it.
Extra Tip: Think of the women you admire and want to be, read books about them and watch their interviews and copy their style and values until you figure out your own.
That’s all for today young ladies. I hope you feel very confident, because you deserve to feel amazing.