Do you ever feel down about yourself, and avoid trying new things because your confidence is low? Confidence is something we can build up so that we feel self-assured, can try new things and achieve our goals.
Self confidence is believing in yourself and trusting your own judgement and abilities. It’s about being able to overcome the fear that you might not be able to do something, and just giving it a go. If you think of yourself a confident and capable, then you’ll appear that way to others, even though you might be totally freaking out inside.
Here are some handy tips that can help you build your self confidence:
It takes three positive thoughts to overcome one negative one, so start by thinking of three positive things about yourself. Rather than focus on the things you can’t do, or that you’re scared of, think of all the things you already know you can do.
Think about things that you’ve already done that you are proud of, it can be anything big or small. This proves that you have many different talents and abilities, so what’s stopping you getting out there and expanding on them?
Feeling nervous about a big event? Put on something that you love to wear, and stand with good posture. If you look confident you’ll probably feel more confident too.
Start small, think about something that you want to achieve, and work out what you need to do to get there. When you reach that goal you’ll have proved to yourself that you can do anything! Then you can move on to some bigger goals.
Get out there and do something you’ve never done before. It could be a sport, hobby or volunteering for a cause you believe in. You might just find that you love it, and if not you’ll have met some new people and developed some new skills.
Want to do something but not sure how to go about it? Well start reading! Chances are someone has tried it before, and written, blogged or vlogged about it, so you can avoid making the same mistakes as them. YouTube has heaps of great tutorials on everything from knitting to carpentry.