Self confidence is a key ingredient of happiness and success. A lot of people may think that self confidence comes naturally, and if you don’t have it, you just don’t have it. Well, I’m here to tell you otherwise. While there are always a few lucky ones that are just born with natural confidence brimming from their little souls, the rest of us need to work on it every now and then. The good news is that building up your confidence does not require too much effort, and it’s definitely worth the work. Here are a few easy ways to boost that confidence on days when you are feeling a little less than liony.
Try something different. If you are feeling a little ho hum and not feeling great about yourself, try and mix it up. Do something different one day…join the gym, join a book club, go to the beach. It will definitely brighten your day and give you something to look forward to doing again.
Be yourself. I always get down when I try and pretend that I’m something I’m not. It sounds a little corny, but be yourself. Be weird, be goofy, be klutzy…be whatever it is you are. It will leave you feeling much better than trying to cover up the true awesome you.
Reach out and socialize. Sometimes we simply need a friend to talk to. We are social beings, and if we are feeling down and out, it rarely does us much good to stay in and try and deal with it ourselves. Talk to a friend, sibling, significant other…and try and get out of the house. You don’t have to spill your soul if you don’t want to, but just the act of socializing will make your day a little brighter and boost your confidence.
Look your best. If you are having a tough time, I find an easy way to boost your confidence is to dress up. Ladies, make yourselves pretty! Boys, make yourselves pretty too.
Tell yourself you are AWESOME. This could even involve wearing a shirt that states you are awesome. Even though you are having a tough day, the truth is you ROCK. So don’t forget to remind yourself.