Self confidence is a feeling of trust in one`s abilities and judgement.
Everyone has days where they feel they are lacking in self-confidence; some people have little to no self-confidence.
Have you seen how babies are confident? we are all born to be confident, but sometimes our confidence is drained away by an accumulation of negative life experiences. For most people this starts as early as childhood. This makes one not to have self-confidence.
Here are some ways in which you can improve your self-confidence:
Affirmations are powerful and uplifting statements that we recite to ourselves, mostly effective when you say or read it aloud to yourself. Affirmations help rewire our brains by making us believe in the potential of an action we plan on manifesting.
Face your fears
Challenge yourself by doing what you dread every day. For example, if you fear talking to strangers, challenge yourself and talk to one stranger and the following day, talk to two.
Overcome Self Doubt
Learn to silence that voice that says you cannot do it, you are unworthy, you are not enough. Self-doubt and fear go hand in hand. You try to speak to a stranger but that voice comes and tells you that the stranger will reject you. We need to learn how to handle rejection and stop worrying about what others think of us.
Indulge in self-care
Making time to work on yourself can improve your self-confidence, like going to the gym, getting a pedicure. Taking time to look after your own needs before the world gives you self confidence of facing the world.
Learn to stand up for yourself. Its ok to say no, and the best thing is to teach the others how to treat you. The more control you have over your life, the greater your self-confidence.
You Are As deserving as the person you think deserves better
Make a mental shift and stop thinking that other people deserve better than you. People with self esteem see others as better than them or deserving more than themselves. See yourself as equal to everyone. Make a mental shift to an equality mentality.
Helping others often makes us forget our ourselves and our problems and feel grateful on what we have. It feels good to make an impact on someone else , even if it is a little help.