We all need a bit of a boost at times. Life brings many challenges, and some of them are difficult to face. We deal with loss, disappointment, and stress. This is in addition to problems faced on a global scale. Though we try to remain positive, there are times when things get us down. We feel ‘less than’ and ‘not good enough.’ During those times, there are a few simple things you can do to boost your confidence.
Sometimes things go wrong. Sometimes we do the wrong thing and make mistakes. This is being human. Accept this quickly and move on. Work out what went wrong, and take steps to remedy it. It’s not about the thing that went wrong; it’s what you did to fix it that counts.
It’s also worth taking stock and working out why this happened. You can then put steps in place to avoid it happening in the future.
- Outward Changes
We all have bad days, and some are worse than others. There are times when we don’t feel like getting out of bed, let alone leaving the house. It can take a huge effort of will to put one foot in front of the other. On those days, try anything you can to make you feel a little better.
Though we know that personal growth comes from within, our appearance is still important. Looking great can sometimes give you the boost you need to get you through the day. If you look good, chances are you will feel better too.
There are many things you can do to present a confident exterior:
- Try a different hairstyle. There are lots of examples and tutorials online.
- Put on some makeup and a show-stopping, lip plumping gloss.
- Wear high heels.
- Wear bright colors.
- Accessorize your outfit.
Speaking of outward appearances, try smiling, even if you don’t feel like it. Scientific evidence shows that the simple act of smiling makes us feel better. Smiling affects your brain, relieves stress, and relaxes your body. It is also contagious. Try smiling at a stranger and see if they smile back.
- Encourage Others
Help others by boosting their confidence. There are several ways you can go about this:
- Smile (see above).
- Verbal praise for something they have done.
- Written praise in the form of an email or note.
- A ‘thinking of you’ card.
- Asking how they are.
- Offering to help.
- Suggesting a quick coffee or lunch.
Encouraging others helps them, and it helps you too. It feels good to assist other people and it can be empowering.
- Go Out Of Your Comfort Zone
Trying something you haven’t done before can help boost your confidence. You can pat yourself on the back for trying something that you didn’t feel comfortable with. And the sense of achievement you feel can perk up your mood.
The above are simple, confidence boosting tips to make you feel better. However, we recognize that there are some problems that require more than a quick fix. On these occasions, you may need to seek the help of other people. Either a friend, family member, or professional guidance from a therapist or your church pastor may help. But for simple, everyday problems try the above. You might be surprised by the results.
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