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Sunday, July 6, 2008
Building Self Confidence ~ Part 2
I agree with the tips here and I know it's easy to forget sometimes. We slip back into our old patterns, but implement one or two until you believe... until you feel a difference, then move on to another one or two.
True self confidence comes from a positive attitude. No one said life would be easy, but if you promise yourself that no matter how difficult a problem or situation is, you will try hard to help yourself the best you can. You also need to acknowledge that the results may not always be successful, but at least you tried your best.
Keep a positive demeanor and cheerful outlook on life. Being satisfied with your personal life and realize your potential will help build your self confidence.
** Exercise and eat healthy. Exercise raises endorphins and makes one feel happier and healthier. It is certainly an easy and effective way to boost your self-confidence.
** When you're feeling superbly insecure, write down a list of things that are good about you. Then read the list back. You'd be surprised at what you can come up with.
** Turn feelings of envy or jealousy into a desire to achieve. Stop wanting what others have just because they have it; seek things simply because you want them, whether anybody else has them or not.
** Don't be afraid to push yourself a bit - a little bit of pressure can actually show just how good you are!
** Take a wilderness experience course such as those found at Outward Bound or NOLS. Learning how to survive in the wilderness will build your confidence in other areas of life too. You can also try taking a martial arts or fitness class/course (or both). This will help build confidence and strength.
** Try to make yourself talk positively at all times. When you hear yourself saying you can't do something, stop and say you can. Unless you try, you will never know whether you are able to or not.
** Everyone is beautiful in their own way, don't let anyone tell you differently, and remember to tell yourself that you are beautiful everyday, even if you don't believe it, one day you will.
** Money, luck, beauty, and all other material things are just an illusion of happiness. It misleads us to believe we will feel excellent if we have these things or have fun, but in the long run, you will discover that while these things aren't to say horrible, but only mere satisfactions. You will realize having the American Eagle jacket, Nike Shoes, or an attractively rich person flirting with you is only a satisfaction, so you in the end you might feel glad you've gotten what you wanted, but you'll want more and more until you reach happiness. It'll be you just running for happiness blindly until you are worn out.
Trust me, happiness is not all about being lucky, attractive, or the best but feeling joyful in yourself, letting go of your insecurities, and having real fun. Sometimes going clubbing is also what the media tags as being the most fun thing, and it can be, but you decide what feels wonderful and happily fun. The reason people also reflect back to their childhood as "the good ole days" is because that's when being the richest or prettiest doesn't count really, and when we were able to release ourselves and have true fun, feeling happy and confident.
** Write something on wikiHow! If you have a suggestion for anything then share it. You will feel good for contributing,helping someone and having your voice heard.
** Keep smiling all the time. It will help you feel more confidence
Say what comes to your Mind since your instinct thought of it, it's the right thing for you. Trusting your instinct will provide you with confidence to make the right decision at the right time.
Do you have any tips you can share on building self confidence? Has any one thing in particular helped you be more confidant?
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