How To Have More Confidence!
Confidence affects everything we do, and when we lack it, it can have a detrimental to our well-being. So, what is it that is stops us from having confidence and living the life we want? It could be many things, but usually, it stems from having self-doubt, not feeling good enough, or comparing oneself to others all the time. When you constantly have low confidence, it can increase the likelihood of depression. The good news is that there are things we can do to improve confidence, and this guide gives you some tips.
What is Confidence?
Confidence is the self-belief that a person has about their abilities and qualities, and it is a key attribute that we possess to feel good about ourselves. Being confident doesn’t mean being cocky and arrogant; rather, true confidence is being self-assured and happy in one’s skin. But how do you gain more confidence if you don’t already feel it?
Looking after yourself is one way to feel confident. Wear clothes that make you feel good, rather than worrying about style. You could wear the latest fashion and still not be confident if you are not comfortable in what you’re wearing. Wear what you like to wear, and you will be relaxed on the inside.
While a lot of people can be confident without worrying about their appearance, for others having an issue with an aspect of their appearance can truly knock their confidence. It might be acne prone skin, skinny arms, or male or female pattern baldness. The good news is that there is always something you can do to improve your appearance if it affects your confidence, such as advanced tricho pigmentation treatment for thinning hair.
Confidence comes from loving yourself from within, and to do that you need to look after your inner beauty, which means keeping your mind and body healthy. Keep your body in good shape by eating healthily and taking regular exercise.
Your mental health also affects your outlook and your confidence. Make sure you do all you can to keep stress to a minimum and keep yourself excited for what life has to offer.
If you find that you don’t know what to say when socializing, then you might need to work on your conversation skills to give you more confidence. The best way to keep a conversation going is to ask someone questions about themselves, and their responses will naturally trigger other topics of conversation. Remember that no matter who you are talking to, they are a human with the same hopes, dreams, and frustrations that we all feel. When you are able to talk freely with someone, you’ll find that you get more confidence as you can just be yourself.
When you lack confidence, it can feel as though you just want to hide away from the world. However, to get over it, you need to work on your gaining your confidence back. So take things slowly and learn to love yourself, and soon you’ll find that your confidence grows.
It’s ashame that America has an eye for beauty and sets the rules for it! That’s also where bullying comes in! If you don’t meet America’s standards then you’re not right?! Everyone is God’s child and is beautiful!!
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder!
Confidence goes hand in hand with the whole package! She’s not only smart, but beautiful! It doesn’t have to! You should always be beautiful and smart and everything else you want to be in your eyes! They are the only ones that count!!
I am confident when working with people at the Gardens. I know what I’m talking about so that helps.
I’m 35 and I feel like I am still 12 when it comes to self-confidence. I am seriously lacking. I think you have to keep trying and fake it til you make it.
I found these tips to be quite helpful.
And we need to help our kids be more confident.
Quiet self-confidence is an asset, for yourself and making you attractive to others. It is something to make a priority when raising kids, spending time with nieces, nephews, grandkids. And also nurturing it in your own life.
I have struggled with confidence my wholelife. Its a terrible thing. This was a really good read
i really struggle with my confidence, it’s my appearance brings me down but i’m working on improving
I used to lack confidence as a teen but thankfully I turned that around. I know loving yourself from within is a huge step in the right direction.
Good tips. It is important in instill confidence in your child at an early age.
Tracy Suzanne DeLoach
I feel like I could repeat Kates comment above and it would be completely my story. Other than family most people don’t know how little confidence I have. I can encourage anyone else and see just how many wonderful attributes they have but I always feel like I don’t quite belong or I’m just not perfect enough. And we all know, that no one is perfect. The lies that our head tells us….
No-one ever believed me when I told them that I’ve got very little confidence as I come across as being so self-assured. I could teach a class, give a lecture to a roomful of people seemingly without a bother, but actually I’d rather be hiding under the table! After I turned 50 I decided that to hell with it, what does it matter if I get something wrong or say the wrong thing? I still have self-doubt but I just don’t let it get to me as much.
I would have said you were one of the most confident women I know.
I definitely have days when my confidence just vanishes completely. I need help in that direction.
I really think how we perceive ourselves affects our confidence. Even if I’m not leaving the house, I still dress up as if I might have someone stop by.
Sometimes I seems like something people just HAVE, but it’s true that there are things you can do to improve your confidence.
I struggle with my confidence. I like the tips about conversation starters.