How to increase self-confidence? In this article, we will answer this question in detail. We all know that everyone wants to do something extraordinary in their life. But how can we do something which others cannot? The simple answer to this is to find the hidden, untapped potentials in yourself. It can be done by knowing as well as acknowledging your abilities and having self-confidence.
Without further ado, Let’s dive straight into it.
A STEP BY STEP GUIDE ON HOW TO INCREASE SELF-CONFIDENCE
We in our social life often get persuaded by people around us who speak more frequently, have a high pitch clear voice, are strong in their arguments or assurance. The question is how they are able to do so and not us?
KNOW YOUR ABILITIES
“You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.” – Zig Ziglar
The first step is to increase your self-confidence and to know who you are and what abilities do you have. It can be a very trivial thing. Like it could be having good academic skills, or better able to explain things to others. So the first thing you could do is to pen down all the things you think are your abilities. These abilities should not be focused on a single field. It should encompass all the fields of your life.
“A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.”— Mark Twain
Many people out there know their abilities but keep saying its nothing or I can’t do it. Here is the mistake. You have to accept what you are able to. If you did something wrong in the past just accept it and learn from it. Trust your opinion and your way of thinking which is entirely unique. Because others can’t think the way you can. They can’t do what you can. Do it even if the people mock you. Because in the end, you would be doing something you love.
MAKE SOME STRATEGIES
“ A vision without a strategy remains an illusion.” Lee Bolman
To make yourself confident in your everyday life. You have to make a plan and set some goals and make some strategies in order to gain self-confidence. You can start up by:
- Developing good habits
- Set small achievable goals
- Make a small promise to yourself every day and try to fulfil it the same day.
- Do one thing that scares you
- Reward yourself on every achievement
- Do small good deeds this will develop a sense of inner peace and strength.
You can tell a lot by someone’s body language. – Harvey Wolter
Body language speaks a lot about a person. to increase your self-confidence adopt a posture in which your back is straight if you are sitting, spread your hands apart, don’t lean too forward or backward. If you are standing try to stand in an upright position, with hands by your side. And if you are presenting using your hand movements while you talk because it creates a sends a signal to the audience that you are willing to share your ideas. This will also help you in increasing public speaking skills.
FACE TO FACE COMMUNICATION
“Communication works for those who work at it.”-John Powell
People who have confidence issues find it difficult to form a good first impression. and we know a famous saying ” FIRST IMPRESSION IS THE LAST IMPRESSION” but Social psychology denies it. it says even the first impression is not good but with the passage of time, you can gain the trust of that person and make a good impression in his mind. So if you are a person who thinks had made a bad impression in someone’s mind because of your low self-confidence don’t worry. try to use these tips when you communicate with someone in order to look confident. Try to have eye contact when you are talking to a person its shows that you are really interested in talking to him. don’t fidget while you are speaking try to stay calm because it shows that you are anxious and the other person can easily get distracted from the topic.
BUILDING A CONFIDENT HABIT
“Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconscious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character.” ―Stephen Covey Click To Tweet
Good habits can have an excellent role in making you a confident person. take good care of your mental and physical health. Try to exercise for at least 15 minutes daily. Have a healthy and nourishing diet. Take out some time for yourself every day. eat and sleep properly so you don’t feel bad about your self and damage your self-esteem.
Helping others can boost your self-confidence. as it is a good deed it creates a sense of inner peace and calmness in you and makes you feel confident about yourself.