10 Ways to Increase your Self-Confidence
Posted on February 14, 2011 by Karla Turcotte
Tips and ideas on increasing self-confidence
Self-confidence just like with limiting beliefs often gets in our way of achieving our goals and pursuing our passion. What is self-confidence, you ask? Self-confidence is about believing in yourself completely and knowing that you can achieve what your heart desires. So hear is my list of 10 ways to increase your self-confidence:
- Take to time to look at what you have accomplish so far. Take time to look at your successes and lessons that you have learned in the last year, five years. What have you overcome? What have you learned? What are you doing differently?
- Get clear on what it is that you want to accomplish. By doing this task/activity, what are you wanting to do? Is this in line with your overall goals and objectives?
- What image are you projecting? Wear clothes that fits correctly and stand tall. Have you ever tried to hide body flaws by wearing baggy clothes? Or seen someone “slouching” in a chair because they are uncomfortable? The truth is that by wearing ill-fitting clothes or not having a good posture, you only accentuate what you are trying to hide.
- Be kind to yourself. Remind yourself of your best qualities. Make a list of at least five good qualities and remind yourself of them daily.
- Get active. Take the time to exercise. Physical activities will make you feel better about yourself.
- Be grateful for what you have. We are all blessed in one way or another. Being aware of these blessings will help you have a positive outlook on your life.
- Surround yourself with supportive people. Choose carefully who you share you life with and surround yourself with people who will encourage and motive you.
- Smile. Look at yourself in the mirror and smile. Better yet, look at the mirror and tell yourself that you love yourself. This is an exercise that Louise L. Hay suggest in her book “You Can Heal Your Life”.
- Fake it until you make it.
- Keep learning new skills. Learning new things and skills can be fun. Learning will also improve your confidence by leaps and bounds.
Written by Karla Turcotte, Passion and Personal Development Coach – Carpe Diem Coaching – www.karlaturcotte.com – (905) 696-6866
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