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How to become more confident
How to become more confident
How to become more confident
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How to become more confident

  1. HOW TO BECOME MORE CONFIDENT Self-confidence and self-esteem are not the same thing. Self-confidence is how you assess your talents and abilities; self-esteem is how you evaluate yourself as a person. However, it is something that many people wish they had more of.. Best Videos for More Tips on Growing Confidence: https://linktr.ee/Harbyola Whether your self-confidence needs a major boost or just a bit of a top-up, here are some tips to get you started: 1. Recognise your strengths Imagine how nice it feels when someone compliments you and expresses their gratitude for anything you've said or done. Praise is a powerful confidence booster, but it doesn't have to come from others. Evaluate all the things you do well, especially those you do better than others, and give yourself a huge pat on the back. If it helps, make a list. Include information about your abilities, qualifications, and contacts. Then, after you're done, write a list of your outstanding accomplishments. Try to see yourself through the eyes of someone else if you're having trouble being impartial. What do they think you're good at, or what do they think your greatest achievements are? And, if a project has gone badly, concentrate on one aspect that went well while also learning from the experience. You may then concentrate on how you've progressed as a person and how future initiatives will be more successful. 2. Tackle stress If you want to feel confident, you must learn to manage stress. If you give in, you'll be more likely to have negative thoughts, which you should avoid if you want to boost your self-esteem. Learning to manage stress, on the other hand, may give you a sense of control over your life, which is empowering in and of itself. There are several things you can do to better control your stress levels. Regular exercise can assist because it releases endorphins, which are'relaxing' hormones. Being active can also offer you a lift by diverting your attention away from any negative thoughts that are eroding your self-esteem. So try going for a walk at lunchtime instead of working
  2. through with a sandwich. You may also try a calming exercise like yoga or t'ai chi, which can also help you feel more relaxed. Meditation is also recommended as a stress-reduction technique. An increasing number of professionals are recommending mindful meditation, which tries to make you more aware of what's going on in the current moment. 3. Do your homework Many people, even those who normally feel sure of themselves, find their self-confidence flies out of the window whenever they're faced with certain situations – making a speech, for instance, or going for a job interview. Being as fully prepared for the event as possible is the key to overcoming performance nerves. For example, if you're taking an exam, make sure you do your studying and revising in plenty of time. Or if you're going for a job interview, find out as much as you can about the company and the position you're applying for well ahead of the day itself (read Top ten interview tips for more advice). If you've done your homework and have all the information you need to do well, it can work wonders for your confidence. 4. Practise resilience People with bags of self-confidence are rarely put off when they confront obstacles or when things don't go according to plan. Instead, they embrace new challenges because they aren't constantly defining themselves by their failures. That way, if they do fail at something, they are much more likely to consider it as a learning experience than feel despondent about it. Learning to be more resilient at work and at home means you may be able to cope better with most of the things life throws at you – and that in itself can give your self-confidence a huge boost. 5. Try something new You won't do your confidence levels much good if you never try new things. Sticking with what seems safe and familiar is all very well, but developing self-confidence requires taking some
  3. risks, if only to learn how not to let things get you down when you don't succeed. Overcoming the fear of failure can be a major confidence builder, but you'll never achieve if you never step out of your comfort zone. Start by tackling something small – whether it's work-related or a personal challenge. And if things don't work out as you'd expected, remind yourself that you're still one step closer to success. 6. Act confident If all else fails, fake it. Even if you don't feel particularly confident, act as if you are. You may be pleasantly surprised at how positively it can affect people's reactions to you. Make sure your body language is confident: stand tall, relax your shoulders and hold your head up. Remember to keep good eye contact with others and smile – that way, people will see you as someone who's relaxed and feeling sure of yourself. There's another good reason why you should practise faking confidence. Many experts also believe the more you practise acting as if you have lots of self-confidence, the more it will increase your real confidence levels.
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