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Three ways to boost your confidence

Most of us can use a little pep-talk and boost in confidence from time to time.

It’s especially true when things are stressful or something difficult hits such as job loss, a relationship breakup or health concern.

I usually think that things don’t bother me, and can brush everything off my shoulder. But it’s not always the case, and sometimes I need to take some steps to remind myself of the positives.

Here are three ways of the ways I do it when I need a quick boost.

1.Focus on positive feedback from others: Think about the positive feedback you receive from family, friends or coworkers. Take the time to remember what it is about you that people find fabulous, especially during the times you’re starting to feel bad about yourself.

2.Try to focus on being the best you possible: No one is perfect, not even celebrities. Everyone’s definition of perfection is different. So, instead of trying to live up to a concept, try to be the best you that you can. Some of the things you might think are “imperfect” are probably the things that make you fabulous.

3.Don’t try to live up to someone else’s ideal: You may find it difficult to maintain a positive self-image if you always try to live up to someone else’s vision of what you should be.  As the step above mentioned, just try to be the best you that you can.

24 Comments

  1. Hi,

    I think all three of your points are true but sometimes hard to put into practice. Most people will be far greater affected by the negative aspects of feedback and downplay the positives. People tend to compare themselves to others rather than to who they were yesterday and perfectionism can really hold someone back from becoming a more confident version of themselves. Living by someone else’s ideals and not by your own values can happen when people are fearful of what someone else might think of them.

    I think the key to living by the points you mention is to stop listening to the negative voice inside your head that’s focusing on your perceived faults. One should become aware of that voice, realise that every human mind is programmed to focus on the negatives but doesn’t need to listen to it. Try to let the negative thoughts pass and create space for a more positive mindset. Negative thoughts will always pass by your mind, so practising to let go of those thoughts quickly is key to boosting confidence when you need it most.

    Dean

  2. Precise and to the point. I personally love number 3, you gotta be who you want to be.. Love your posts 😊👍

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  3. Thanks for sharing, which of these is most important to remember?

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      Thanks so much!

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      Thanks so much! Appreciated!

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      Thank you!

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