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Fear Of Travel: 11 Fears That Stop You From Traveling

Fear Of Travel: 11 Fears That Stop You From Traveling

How many times have you watched an episode on Travel channel and said,”Wow, it would be great to visit this place.” How many times have you watched a movie and seen some beautiful destination? Or how about some exotic place you read about it, but never visited? Have you ever wondered why that happen?

Eventually, you put your fist down, and decide to do something about it. You start browsing for some travel deals and destinations, exploring and researching several exciting places to visit. Then, after some time, your energy fades again, and you have several bad scenarios which might happen to make your trip a nightmare. You ditch the plans, and return to your previous boring and lifeless surrounding, feeling dissatisfaction, doubt, and disbelief.

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    This is not your fault.

    Fear is the reason of your dissatisfaction. Fear is the reason of your doubt and disbelief. You get depressed times when you lament on your lack of satisfaction caused by not traveling anywhere. Today, I’m going to show you why you’re letting fear stop you from reaching your dream vacation, or exploration. I’ll also show you how to deal with specific situations that fears create in your mind to stop you. It’s not that hard.

    Here are the 11 reasons fear stops you from travelling.

    1. Getting out of the comfort zone

    You lament over some destination, thinking about how lovely it would be to go there. You have errands around the house, a 9-5 job, and kids to take care of. You’re afraid what might happen when you’re away. It sure would be nice to go to Cambodia right now, and explore the wonders of the hundreds of temples, as well as other lovely attractions, but I’m busy. You think that everything might fall apart while you’re gone.

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      This is the most common example of people who do not want to leave their comfort zone, and to free themselves by visiting the place they dream about. To put this fear behind you, just tell yourself what would be the worst possible scenario that might happen when you’re away. Then think of what you would do to restore the order. Write all the worst scenarios and solutions on a piece of paper and read it several times. You’ll feel the relief, like a weight being lifted from your shoulders. Think of the positive aspects of travelling to your favorite destination. You will find more than 10 reasons to do it. Go and forget about the fear of leaving home. Everything will sort itself out — or you will.

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      2. Fear of the unknown

      Fear of the unknown comes as a supplement of the aforementioned. Anxiety and doubt act as tension boosters. You can have many fearful questions in your mind, usually in rapid fire succession.

       
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        When you’re preparing for the trip, it’s best to have smart and thorough research about your desired location. There are over a million travel related sites out there which can help. You can make your itinerary, find about places of interest, what to avoid, and where to try best food. Good preparation will get you hyped and anxious about your trip, instead of being afraid.

        3. The language barrier

        When fear overwhelms your mind, rapid questions and problems start emerging. A language barrier usually comes among the first, boosting unpleasantness and tension. Not being understood in a foreign country, where a small percentage of people speak your language, can lead to unpleasant situations — even trouble.

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          The answer to this problem lies in preparation. When you’re going abroad, get prepared. This includes learning a few basic sentences which will help you in every situation. Things like, “Where is the toilet?”, “I need a taxi”, “Where is the bus station?”, “I want a single/return ticket” and so on, always come in handy. Of course, “please” and “thank you” also go a long way when you’re seeking help from locals. When you think about this, remember that a few basic sentences can save you and help you avoid 85% of complications. Just stick to the itinerary — or your guide.

          4. Fear of having a bad experience

          When you’re frightened and stressed out, your brain can make you think of many circumstances that might occur. Yes, it’s true it’s great in India, but you can get robbed. You would love to visit New York’s Times Square, but what if it’s too crowded, and maybe you get pushed or somebody attacks you?

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            This fear is based on stress and anxiety. When you feel this way, you can’t see the good and fine things that might happen to you while traveling; you are too focused only on the bad things that might happen. Don’t run around every day like that chicken who yelled, “The sky is falling!” You must calm down, and stop having these bad thoughts. You must tell yourself that you’re being irrational. Relax. Stop making up reasons that might turn you away from traveling and exploring new and stunning locations. Don’t be the small and frightened chicken.

            5. Fear of flying

            The fear of flying is irrational. It has actually evolved into a medically defined phobia among people. If you’re having problems with the fear of flying, it can be dealt with by preparation and logical thinking. First of all, in today’s world the chances of an airplane falling from the sky are very, very small. Technology is advancing with each passing day, and security measures are near perfection. When you think about it you’ll realize there aren’t many chances for something to go wrong. If this doesn’t help, you can take sleeping pills half an hour before getting in the plane. When the plane starts taking off, you won’t be anxious and hysterical. You’ll be sleeping like a baby.

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              Finally, if you can’t overcome the fear of flying, you can always travel on land. There are many methods of transportation that will get you to your dream destination slower, but safer.

              6. The fear of traveling alone

              This type of traveling can be exciting. People who have already done this can tell only great things about solo traveling, especially girls. Even though, some people are frightened to even think about it. However, when you’re alone, you can’t rely on anyone. There is no help, and you might need it.

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                This feeling is overrated and not logical. When you’re alone, it’s not true that you can’t rely on anyone. To solve this problem, you can try to persuade your best friend to come along with you if possible. If not, today’s technology can help you a lot. With cameras and an internet connection your best friend can keep you company via Skype or Snapchat.

                Next, if you are in need of help, you can always ask somebody that passes by. Chances are more than likely that somebody will help you. You might even earn some friends along the way.

                7. The fear of getting injured abroad

                You might travel to some exotic destinations where you can ride an elephant, or dance all night. However, what if you fall and get hurt? What if that gets serious? Then you factor in the language barrier and get even more stressed. If you need immediate help, you won’t have the time or patience to translate.

                Again, this fear is irrational because the chances you’ll hurt yourself seriously are usually very slim. However, people can be afraid of this and it might turn some away from having an amazing experience. Remember, there are doctors and medical staff in every country in the world. Furthermore, you can take the international medical insurance that covers all the medical costs in the country where you’re about to go. This will make you feel more secure.

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                  Finally, don’t rush into possible dangerous situations, or be reckless. You can twist your ankle in your doorstep if you’re not careful. So imagine what can happen on a steep rocky road or slippery dance floor?

                  8. The fear of getting robbed

                  Robberies and scams often happen to tourists, but you can’t do anything about it. You can be the next victim, and end without your belongings, your wallet, credit cards, and more. The nightmare scenario only gets worse the longer you think about it.

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                    There is a possibility to get scammed and robbed when you travel. This fear is valid concern. However, if you’re alert and careful, you can significantly lower the chances of getting robbed. Get informed about the destination you’re visiting. Learn about the scams or problems that you might encounter. A good solution to this problem might be to leave your valuables at home. If you need them, keep them in sight at all times, and don’t be reckless. You will be fine.

                    9. Not being able to afford it

                    This one is connected with inner disturbances and distress that may come from something in the past, or insecurities. When you tell to yourself, “I can’t afford that trip, that’s too expensive!” you condemn yourself to never move from that couch.

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                      Travel can definitely be expensive, but preparing and researching can save you a lot of money by cutting costs, knowing what to choose, including services and goods, accommodation and transportation.

                      There’s a simple way to deal with this problem. If you want to travel, research thoroughly and find the best deal. Then, start saving money for it, no matter how long it takes. Put away a small amount every day. Eventually the sum will grow enough to support your dream vacation trip.

                      10. Running out of money

                      This fear comes along with the #9 fear. Many people have a fear of spending all of their money on a trip because of unexpected costs.

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                        While you’re preparing for the trip and planning the budget, top the amount with 25% more just to be sure nothing can surprise you. Another variation of this solution is to leave some money with a friend at home who can help by sending it over via Western Union. Now you can travel with relief and not worry about money as much.

                        11. Getting lost

                        Some people love to “get lost” when they explore new, exciting destinations. On the other hand, some people get the chills when they even think about leaving their hotel room. This fear puts boundaries in our heads and we freeze in place, not being able to move. That’s how this fear can be dangerous. Too much modern movies of hijacking turned us into scared skeptics.

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                          Maps, a GPS system, and a good mood is all that you need for a solution. Make sure your map is written in your own language first. Also ensure your GPS device is set for the country you’re visiting. If both of these methods fail, you can always ask some locals for help.

                          Sometimes getting lost enhances your holidays.

                          Fear of travel stops us, don’t let it grow inside you.

                          You’ve seen how many forms fear of travel can take. We gave you answers to every problem that might occur on your travels.

                          Now you notice that there is no need for your irrational fears. This world is enormous, and a million wonders wait for you to discover them. Don’t get paralyzed by fear. Travel and live your life to the fullest!

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                            P.S. Send us some postcards from your next vacation!

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                            How to Be Confident: 51 Proven Ways to Build Self-Confidence

                            How to Be Confident: 51 Proven Ways to Build Self-Confidence

                            When you learn how to be confident, you can use it in your everyday life to tackle all of your goals and challenges. However, not many people realize that learning how to gain self-confidence is like building a muscle—it grows in response to the level of performance required of it.

                            Here I will give you 51 proven ways to overcome a lack of self-confidence and achieve more.

                            1. Learn Something New

                            Sign up for that evening class and enjoy it. Alternatively, read a book (or take an online course) on a topic you’ve always wanted to learn more about.

                            Learning new things stretches your abilities, keeps your mind active, and most definitely improves your confidence in your ability to do new things.

                            2. Ask Your Partner or a Friend What You Can Do For Them

                            This can be something as easy as helping them with a chore they don’t like or have little time for. Through helping them, you’ll find that you feel better about yourself.

                            3. Hit the Gym

                            The physiological effects of going to the gym will leave you feeling great.

                            Countless studies have shown that regular workouts at the gym can boost not only your sense of well-being, but can increase your self-esteem, too[1].

                            4. Go to a Networking Event

                            Rather than being nervous about your own stuff, focus on how to help others. Instead of going along with the aim of trying to sell yourself to others, why not change your approach and simply go along to see how you can help the people you meet?

                            By doing this, you’ll come across as calm, confident, and someone that people will want to turn to again and again.

                            5. Get Clear on the Things That Matter to You

                            If these things are not in your life, you’ll need to bring them in.

                            For example, if your daily work routine is currently as dull as dishwater—but you’d like it to be fun—then do something about it. Turn data entry into personal speed contests, paper filing into “screen-free” time, and interactions with your colleagues into enjoyable conversations.

                            6. Remove Negativity From Your Life

                            Write a list of the things you’re tolerating and putting up with in your life, then write down how you can remove, minimize, or diminish each one.

                            I personally like to do this with pen and paper as it feels just a little more real and definite than on screen. It’s also a good idea to put the priority items at the top of your list, so you can begin resolving these first.

                            7. Celebrate Your Big and Small Wins

                            Look at the big or small goals you’ve completed, and give yourself credit for your part in it.

                            Recognizing your achievements is not egotistical, it’s healthy.

                            8. Converse With New People

                            Go and have a conversation with someone you don’t know. By doing this, you may be pleasantly surprised by what—or who—you’ll discover.

                            You can also extend this trait by breaking outside of your normal social situations at your workplace. This will do wonders when learning how to be confident.

                            9. Do Something You Would Normally Say No to

                            Next time you talk yourself out of doing something (a party invite, a challenging project, etc.), go and do it anyway. This is a great way to boost personal development.

                            10. Do One Thing Each Day That Makes You Smile

                            This could be something as simple as sending a thank you email to a colleague that has been helpful to you, or leaving a surprise present for your partner that they’ll discover when they wake up.

                            Life shouldn’t be drudgery, and we all need to make the effort to keep it light, loving, and fun.

                            11. Give Yourself Good Advice

                            Look for the patterns of thought that take you to a place where you start second-guessing or overthinking.

                            Now imagine that your best friend went through exactly the same thought process and ended up holding themselves back—what would you want to say to them?

                            This is known as Soloman’s Paradox—we’re often quite good at solving others’ problems but not our own. Challenge this and take your own good advice next time[2].

                            12. Ask Someone on a Date

                            If you’re single and have met someone that you’re definitely attracted to—go ahead and ask them out.

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                            Even if they turn you down, it will help you learn how to be confident through the fact that you were decisive and made an effort. What’s the best thing that could happen? They might just say yes!

                            13. Write Down 20 Things That Make You Feel Good

                            Think of this as a gratitude list. Typical things you might include are: your partner, your kids, your parents, your pets, etc.

                            I recommend writing this list at least once a month. And most importantly—make sure you’re giving the 20 things plenty of room in your life.

                            14. Stop Playing Different Roles

                            Stop playing different roles and squeezing yourself into boxes based on what you think people expect of you.

                            Be your authentic self, the one who knows what to do and loves what they do. It’s easy to find this part of yourself as it’s inherent in your hobbies and your close friendships.

                            If you can bring this authenticity into your work life, you’ll be surprised at how positively others will react to you.

                            15. Cultivate a Positive Mindset

                            Learn to catch yourself every time you tell yourself that you can’t have, won’t get, or aren’t good enough to get what you want[3].

                            Talk yourself up when learning how to be confident.

                              Instead, tell yourself that you can have, will get, and are good enough to get what you want. Mindset is everything. Make sure yours is positive and dynamic.

                              16. Take Yourself off Auto-Pilot

                              Make deliberate decisions on what really matters to you.

                              For instance, if you normally work 9 to 5 but find yourself spending hours getting to and from work, why not negotiate with your boss to mix your hours up a bit?

                              You might also suggest a day or two working from home. Sell this to your boss by reminding them that the time and stress lost to commuting can be neatly transferred to productive work hours.

                              17. Listen Carefully to What You Tell Yourself

                              Next time you come up against a risk or a challenge, listen to what you tell yourself, and look for a way to improve your inner dialogue.

                              If you normally find that your inner dialogue is negative, then break out of this by asking yourself questions such as:

                              • What would make this easier?
                              • Is there a different way of doing this?
                              • Could research help?

                              18. Laugh at Yourself

                              Scared of looking silly? It’s no biggie, so don’t let it stop you.

                              Whenever we try something new, there’s a fair chance that we’ll make fools of ourselves. But you’d be a bigger fool to let that stop you. Instead, laugh at your baby steps and watch your confidence soar as you begin to master your chosen activity.

                              19. Listen to Your Doubts

                              Sometimes your doubts are there to let you know what you need to prepare for, so you can use them to your benefit as you move forwards. Other times, they are just doubts.

                              The trick is to quickly determine if your doubts have validity. If they do, use them to shape your decisions.

                              To illustrate this, imagine that you’ve had an enticing job offer, but you doubt whether you’re capable of doing the job. Spend a little time analyzing your doubts to see whether they reflect reality, or whether they are just negative thoughts that are trying to hold you back.

                              20. Recall a Time When You Did a Great Job

                              Think of a time when it felt like a whole bank of switches in your head flicked to the on position, and you were firing on all cylinders. What were you doing, and what’s the reason it felt so great? Can you emulate that passion and drive that you had?

                              21. Tear up Your Rule Book

                              You may not know it, but you’ve almost certainly got a whole bunch of outdated rules that determine what you do and don’t do. These rules limit your thinking and your behavior.

                              It’s time to change them. Tear up this subconscious rule book and toss it in the fire. Once you’ve done this, you’ll immediately notice how free you feel to make challenging and exciting decisions.

                              22. Ask Yourself What You Have Gained When You Lose

                              Do you get annoyed with yourself because you didn’t make the most of something or stepped back from an opportunity?

                              Firstly, don’t beat yourself up because that’s just going to make you feel worse. Instead, be brutally honest and ask yourself what you gained from the situation and what you lost out on.

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                              Based on this win/lose balance, what’s a different choice you can make next time?

                              23. Don’t Let People Put You Down

                              If there’s someone in your life who puts you down or makes you feel small, you owe it to yourself to let them know that you expect something different from now on. 

                              Trust me, once you’ve told them, they’ll change, and you will, too. Inevitably, you’ll boost both your confidence and happiness by taking control of your life in this way.

                              Learn how to get out of toxic relationships in this article.

                              24. Reveal a Little Bit of the Real You

                              Relationships can be difficult. They can also lose their zest and become stale. If this happens in your relationship, then it’s time to add some magic to the mix.

                              Try revealing something interesting about yourself or your past that your partner doesn’t currently know when learning how to be confident. Perhaps you never mentioned to them that you used to play in a rock band—and you still have the recordings to prove it!

                              By adding new things to your relationship, you’ll deepen the bond and keep the spark alive.

                              25. Be Your Own Hero

                              Recognize that you’re more than a match for any situation you might find yourself in—no matter how tough the going gets.

                              We all love movies like Die Hard where ordinary people are driven to super-ordinary feats. But here’s the rub: you can be your own action hero.

                              Whatever the situation, meet it head on and overcome it. Keep in mind the classic phrase: “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.”

                              26. Don’t Give in to the Instant Pay-off

                              If I was to offer you $100 now for a day’s work tomorrow or $110 for the same work, but I won’t pay you for a week, which would you choose? Well, I can’t read your mind, but I do know that studies using a similar question to this have found that most people choose the instant, smaller payment over the latter, bigger payment. It seems that we’re hardwired for instant gratification.

                              However, if you want to be a success in life, always look at the bigger picture. In the example above, if you could have only waited seven more days, you would have been $10 richer!

                              27. Instead of Yelling “I Deserve Better,” Say “I Can Be Better”

                              Too often I hear people complaining about their personal circumstances but refusing to do anything about it. Don’t be like them.

                              If things aren’t going your way, find solutions and implement them. Your boldness and decisiveness will boost your confidence and help you rapidly climb the ladder of success.

                              28. Admit You’re Wrong

                              It may not be easy, but you should always be prepared to hold your hands up and change your mind if things are going south. Not every idea you have will be a winning one. The trick is to know when things are clearly not working out.

                              You can either attempt to get them back on track or kill them off completely (sometimes that’s the best way).

                              29. Trust Your Instincts

                              We all have our gut feelings and intuitions, but many people choose to ignore them and rely only on facts, facts, and more facts! While this may work for many scenarios, there will be other times when you’ll need to rely on your instincts.

                              30. Imagine Your Confident Future Self

                              Imagine you’re visited by a successful, confident, attractive, and vibrant version of you from the future, a version of you who’s everything you hope to be. What do they want to tell you?

                              They might praise your efforts, but they may also criticize your lack of planning and weak goals.

                              Luckily, if you listen closely to what they tell you, you’ll be able to rapidly shift gears in your life and become the you of the future!

                              31. Ask for Help

                              This is a common issue. We take on way too many responsibilities and end up either burning ourselves out or just doing a bad job!

                              The secret is to put the vast majority of your energy and efforts into what you do well. Give the stuff you don’t do well to others who have a gift for it. Sometimes the most confident and effective thing to do is ask for help.

                              32. Be Around People Who Make You Feel Like You

                              Do this by spending more time with the people who support and encourage you and less time with those who undermine you.

                              At work, don’t be ruined by negative, petty people. Instead, make sure you surround yourself with colleagues who make you laugh and feel good about yourself.

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                              33. Participate in the World Around You

                              Ask yourself this question: “What can I participate in that’s important to me?”

                              Typically, this could be your church, a sports club, or even just a weekly get together with your best friend.

                              34. Develop Skills to Work on Things That Matter to You

                              What can you practice that would radically improve your chances of winning?

                              If you want to climb the corporate ladder, for example, then develop the skills needed to do this. These might include: effective project management skills, powerful presentation abilities, and superb goal setting skills.

                              Of course, don’t forget that emulating those who have already achieved your goal is one of the quickest and most reliable ways for you to achieve your aims, too.

                              35. Act Until You Make It

                              The body is a mirror for the mind, so shifting your body language into a confident state can have surprising results.

                              This is all about acting. If you want to come across as tough, act tough. If you want to come across as successful, act successful. And if you want to come across as confident, act confident.

                              Try doing these things, and you’ll be amazed by the results.

                              36. Push Through When You Want to Give up

                              Don’t get disheartened or demotivated when you get to 90% with something you’re working on. Push through, and you’ll see that the last 10% is where the magic happens.

                              37. Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

                              Keep comparing yourself to others? Stop it. If you want to learn how to be confident, don’t try to validate yourself through comparison—you’re just peachy as you are.

                              Social media often makes this difficult. Try stepping away from your Facebook page for a few days and reconnect with the great things in your own life.

                              You can get started with this guide.

                              38. Speak up When You Can Make a Difference

                              Speak up if there’s something you think could be improved or if you have an idea you think has legs.

                              Have you noticed that quiet people at work rarely get the promotions? It’s not that they are incapable or lacking talent, but their abilities are usually overlooked as they don’t know how to engage with others or how to sell themselves.

                              Step out of your comfort zone and be sure that you’re an active player. Speak up in meetings by suggesting ideas and offering constructive criticism.

                              39. Stop Struggling and Start Accepting

                              If there’s something you’ve been struggling to understand for a while, stop trying to understand it. Accept it just as it is, fully and wholly.

                              Life offers endless mysteries. If you try to resolve them all you’ll drive yourself insane. Instead, let some mysteries remain, and keep your mind focused on your goals and dreams.

                              40. It’s Okay to Be Shy

                              There’s nothing wrong with being shy, and it doesn’t mean you’re not a confident person.

                              If you suffer from shyness, you might think it’s a major weakness of yours. However, introverted people have the edge in many ways, such as: they’re first-rate listeners, they have excellent observational skills, and they’re easier to trust[4].

                              41. Clean up Your Environment

                              Your environment directly impacts your self-perception. So, if you’re surrounded by clutter, paperwork, and rubbish, put a morning aside to clean up your stuff and get organized.

                              42. Write a List of Things You Would Love to Do

                              Write yourself a list of the amazing things you’d love to do in your life, and make a start by simply looking into the first one or two things that leap out at you. This will help you get started as you learn how to be confident

                              Even if you don’t currently have the means to live your dreams, you can, at the very least, make a start. The best way to do this is to write out the things you’d love to do. These may include cool stuff, such as travelling the world, learning a new language, or climbing a mountain.

                              Once you’ve added the items to your list, don’t stop there. Begin researching and preparing ways to turn your dreams into realities.

                              43. Make Your Self-Worth Independent From Others’ Validation

                              Don’t make your happiness or self-worth dependent on being in a relationship or being validated by someone else.

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                              While it’s difficult to admit it, we often find ourselves rating our self-esteem by the value other people put on us.

                              For instance, you may have a super-positive boss who is always encouraging and supportive. They make you feel upbeat and confident at all times.

                              However, imagine if they left and your new boss was the complete opposite. They constantly look for faults in your work and regularly criticize you. Would you still feel confident in those circumstances?

                              If you’ve answered no, then you need to reappraise your self-worth, as it shouldn’t be dependent on the validation of others.

                              44. Use Your Strengths

                              We all have our weaknesses, but they only undermine your confidence if you let them.

                              For instance, are you aware that Virgin’s founder Richard Branson suffers from dyslexia? He never let this hold him back or destroy his confidence. Today, he is one of the world’s most successful men, with a net worth of approximately $5 billion[5].

                              45. Complete a To-Do List

                              The longer you leave that big thing on your to-do list, the more it’ll drain you, and the bigger it’ll seem. Get it done and free yourself up.

                              If you have a big goal, break it down into smaller tasks. For instance, instead of trying to write a whole chapter of your book in one go, how about just writing the opening paragraph?

                              46. Treat Your Body Well

                              When learning how to be confident, our body image does matter, because if you have a bad relationship with your body, you won’t feel confident in yourself.

                              What’s one of the first things most of us do when we get up in the morning? We look in the mirror. If we don’t like what we see there, then our day starts off with negative self-talk. If, on the other hand, we look in the mirror and feel proud of our appearance, then we start the day off in an upbeat, positive way.

                              If you’re unhappy with your body and looks, do something to improve them. Exercise, diet, and styling are common ways of improving your body image—and your confidence.

                              47. Learn to Say No

                              Don’t say yes to taking on a task simply because you don’t want to rock the boat. You can politely decline requests you can’t meet without needing to create excuses.

                              While saying yes to everything that comes your way might feel like you’re being helpful and in demand, in the long run, you’ll burn yourself out.

                              48. Learn From Confident People

                              Look at the people you respect who seem confident. Don’t copy them, but identify what it is they do differently that conveys confidence and what you can learn from it.

                              People-watching is not only fun, but it can be informative, too. Look closely at successful people you know, or those being interviewed on TV, and over time you’ll begin to notice common traits, beliefs, and behaviors that they exhibit.

                              49. Follow Through on Your Plans

                              Most people find it easy to write plans. The hard part, of course, is seeing them through. To stand out from the crowd, make sure that you know exactly how to complete your plans.

                              If you need to, write down a step-by-step guide and begin following it. Not only will this drive you towards the completion of your plans—but experiencing the progress will also give you a continuous boost to your self-esteem.

                              50. Shift Your Focus When You Doubt Yourself

                              When you feel yourself focusing inwards and becoming paralyzed with doubt or fear, switch to focusing outwards at what you can engage and interact with.

                              I remember one of my writing tutors telling me that when the words stop flowing, it’s time to take a break— preferably a walk in the park. It’s sound advice as it’s very easy to get caught up with our thoughts and emotions and be unable to make progress.

                              51. Never Beat Yourself up for Failing

                              Life is guaranteed to not always be a barrel of laughs. Instead, it’s much more like a roller coaster. There will be ups and downs, so ride them out.

                              The art of living is to know how to handle whatever comes you way. The best way to achieve this is by developing an iron core that is unhindered by the topsy-turvy outside world.

                              Final Thoughts

                              Here I’ve given you 51 different ways to start building self-confidence Take action on the ways that you’re drawn to.

                              It’s not enough to read about them. For them to work, you must adopt them into your daily life. Do this, and you’ll start to feel your confidence soar.

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