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12 Easy Ways To Boost Your Confidence

12 Easy Ways To Boost Your Confidence

We all have had days in which our confidence has decreased steadily. Regardless of the day, it is vivid in our imagination because we felt a sense of loss of control over something.

Listen to the little voice inside your head telling you to do something about that lack of that self-confidence. Before it gets too difficult to handle, it’s up to you to do something about it.

Luckily there are 12 simple things that will help you in your everyday life and give you the tools you need to regain that confidence, or boost.

1. Believe In Yourself

The old adage proves itself yet again. When you believe in yourself and hold your head up high, things automatically start falling in their respective place. If you believe internally, things will work out externally at the same given token.

If you lose confidence, maneuver in the category of self-doubt, you set yourself up for failure. You are perfect, and do not need to change for anyone else.

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    2. Exercise And Stay Active

    As the saying goes, “a healthy mind stays in a healthy body.” Make the most of your spare time by staying active. You have time to kill – use it to improve your health by going to the gym.

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    The gym has an excellent environment to help you kill off those extra calories that you added at lunch time. If the gym is not an option, stretch or do a bit of yoga, which is beneficial to the body, soul and mind.

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      3. Remain Positive To Stay Happier Longer

      As a human being, it is easy to lose track of time, and wander in the direction of negative flow. Break free, and initiate positive thinking instead. Not only will you feel lighter, but you will achieve a greater sense of happiness.

      If you sense that you are thinking negatively give yourself a pep talk – a one on one self-talk. Defeat “I can’t do this” by saying “I can and will do this.”

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        4. Take Good Care Of Yourself

        Grooming is an integral part of daily life. Never feel awkward; on the contrary, paying attention to appearance has shown to lead to a major boost in overall confidence, motivation, and personal satisfaction. Next time, take the extra hour to straighten your hair or put on a fragrance.

        You will surely feel your confidence rise sky high!

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          5. Remember That Perfection Is A Big Myth

          Remind yourself imperfection is allowed because we are all imperfect people. While one person may be able to sing well, another person may dance really well. That does not mean you are at fault or inferior in any way.

          It just goes to show that all of us are different and rightly so. Creativity at its’ best in other terms is what makes the world go around.

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            6. Eat Nutritiously And Healthy

            If you start taking care of nutrition, food intake, and calorie-intake, you will start to notice that you feel better about yourself. The more responsibility you show towards yourself, a greater sense of achievement will arise.

            Make sure to eat a large breakfast, light lunch and dinner. If you get hungry between the designated meal times, eat healthy snacks like almonds or cashews.

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              7. Negativity Shall Be Far Away In A Distant Land

              Negativity is something none of us like nor want to be around. If you have negative people in the family, start hanging around them less, and take time out for meaningful people who share similar values.

              This will definitely trigger and boost self-confidence in you!

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                8. Speak Out For What You Believe In

                If you are shy, and hold back thoughts and feelings, stop doing so. Studies show those that hold back their true opinions are less confidence than people opting to speak out and tell others what they believe in. Be confident, be strong, and respect your opinions because they count.

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                  9. Never Lose Hope

                  Everything does not happen in one day, rather it takes a lot of time for progress to take place. A change a day can make the big difference when it comes to overcoming that lack of confidence. Never feel as if you are not going to achieve the target because small efforts take time to culminate into something much more larger.

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                    10. Keep A Journal Of Progress

                    If you feel you did something significant to have added to your sense of self-confidence, jot it down in a journal or notebook. This way you can track the progress you have made, and see what else needs to be done to further it.

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                      11. Expect Days Of Losing Confidence

                      We are not perfect people and were never meant to be. So, instead of saying that everyday has to be bright and shiny with a chance of 100% confidence, keep it down to moments of displaying such confidence. In this way, you will never have pressure hovering around you.

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                        12. Commit Yourself

                        The hardest part is committing yourself to this hard task. No one said it was easy, but in the long run, you will thank yourself. Confidence is key to winning life’s toughest battles. You make it your next target, and you will be much happier, and content.

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                          Last Updated on September 30, 2020

                          How to Live a Stress Free Life in a Way Most People Don’t

                          How to Live a Stress Free Life in a Way Most People Don’t

                          Learning how to live a stress free life may seem impossible, but the truth is that there are specific things you can do to begin eliminating sources of stress.

                          No, it doesn’t look like a made-for-television movie. No, it doesn’t look like something only people with extra time and money can do. It looks like your life—but without any self-created stress triggers.

                          Here are 11 ways to help you live a stress-free life:

                          1. Stop Overanalyzing Situations That Haven’t Happened

                          The first step to living a stress-free life is to stop overanalyzing imaginary scenarios. It’s easy to spend time in the world of worst-case scenarios. People tend to cultivate this world for one of two reasons.

                          First, because if you know what the worst-case scenario is, then it won’t surprise you when it happens. Second, if you know what the worst-case scenario is, then you can do everything in your power to control the universe so the worst case never happens.

                          If that’s really the world you want to cultivate, then become a professional risk assessor. If not, then ask yourself how you are benefiting from continuing to live that way.

                          Does it make you feel better about yourself and your life? Does it make you want to leap out of bed in the morning, eager to embrace the worst-case scenario? Does it bring you joy or fulfillment?

                          If your answer to these three questions is no, then stop living in the future and bring yourself back into the present.

                          2. Don’t Take on Other People’s Problems

                          The whole advantage of other people having problems is that they aren’t your problems. When you frequently take on other people’s problems, you get into the habit of enabling.

                          Let’s get crystal clear about the definition of enabling: enabling is the art of continuing to take responsibility for other people, thereby disallowing their personal responsibility[1].

                          It is of no service to other people to take on their problems because they can’t/won’t/don’t know how to fix the problem.

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                          It is of service to empower others to take responsibility for themselves and their lives, to encourage, teach, and motivate others to address their own problems. So stop enabling, and start empowering.

                          3. Get Present in the Moment

                          Being present in the moment involves being in your body and feeling your feelings—two things that lots of folks actually don’t know how to do.

                          Ask yourself these two questions: What does fear feel like in your body? What are you afraid of?

                          If you don’t know the answer to these questions, you probably aren’t present in the moment. Being present involves vulnerability, humility, and openness[2].

                          How to live a stress free life by being present

                            The past and the future stop being so relevant and intriguing when you’re able to get in your body and feel your feelings. When you can do these two things, you actually want to be in the present moment.

                            To get started, close your eyes, focus on your breathing, and watch your stress levels drop. Then, try these tips: How to Live in the Moment and Stop Worrying.

                            4. Focus on What You Have, Not What You Don’t

                            The easiest way to stop focusing on what you don’t have is by not watching TV commercials. Marketing teaches us to focus on what we don’t have, and advertising campaigns spend millions of dollars convincing us that we must have what we don’t yet have.

                            Can you think of a marketing campaign that teaches you to enjoy what you already have without buying something to enhance it? Odds are you can’t.

                            In a world dictated by Super Bowl commercials and Facebook ads, it takes stalwart focus to recognize what you have more than what you don’t. If you want a stress-free life now, get stalwart, and stop letting other people dictate your focus.

                            In order to do this, try cultivating a gratitude practice to help refocus your mind toward what is good in your life. You can get started with this guide.

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                            5. Stop Surrounding Yourself With People Who Don’t Make You Happy

                            Honestly, what kind of people do you really like to be around with? People who get you, who see you clearly, who accept your flaws and all; people you can be yourself with; people who have shared interests?

                            How many of those people are in your life? What characteristics do all of the other people in your life have?

                            If you find that the people in your life aren’t adding anything positive, it may be time to make some changes. If you find that other relationships you have are downright toxic, start working to cut out those relationships immediately.

                            6. Find a Job That Makes You Feel Good

                            You don’t have to stay at a job just because it pays the bills. Most people spend more time working than sleeping. The average person spends 40 to 80 hours a week—or 2,000 to 4,000 hours a year—working. That is a significant investment!

                            If your best friend or child told you that they were going to spend 4,000 hours giving their emotional, mental, and physical energy to something (or someone) that wasn’t going to value them, give anything back to them, or pay them what they were worth, what advice would you offer? Give that same advice to yourself. You won’t be stress-free unless you don’t learn this[3].

                            Here’re 11 Signs That You Should Leave Your Job.

                            7. Only Take on What You Can Handle

                            Busyness is an addiction. Slowing down can actually be terrifying because it causes you to notice that you have feelings that you now have time to feel.

                            I get it.

                            By the time I slowed down, I had decades of busyness under my belt. I went into a tailspin depression because I didn’t understand how to be in the right relationship with my own emotions.

                            When I finally figured out that feelings are just feelings and allowing them to express themselves is healthy and natural, I stopped experiencing withdrawal from my addiction to busyness and started figuring out the pace of life that felt best for me.

                            Remarkably, I discovered that I don’t actually like being busy. What will you discover about yourself?

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                            8. Let Go of Grudges and Anger

                            For me, it took 20 years of adulthood to figure out that holding on to grudges and anger only hurt me. Lucky for you, though, you can benefit vicariously from my experience just by reading one short paragraph!

                            No one is holding your feet to the fire, demanding that you hold on to grudges and anger. The energy of anger slowly eats away at your body, mind, and spirit, until one day you wake up more resentful than optimistic.

                            One day, people no longer want to be around you because the stink of negativity is oozing out of your pores. One day, you even get tired of hearing yourself get angry. And the person or people you are angry at or holding grudges against probably haven’t been affected at all.

                            Who gets hurt the most in that process of repeating negative thoughts? You do.

                            Some good advice for you here: How to Let Go of Resentment and Anger

                            9. Stop Reliving Your Past

                            To live a stress-free life, you have to stop reliving your past. I know it seems like fun to compare everything in your present to your past, and to experience the present through past-colored glasses, but it actually isn’t.

                            When you wear past-colored glasses, you can’t truly experience the present for what it is. Your boyfriend or girlfriend gets compared to a list of expectations and failed relationships rather than recognized for the unique blessing they are in your life.

                            Your boss gets compared to all the bosses who came before her/him. Your friends’ ability to parent gets compared to your parents’ ability to parent.

                            People, including you, deserve to stand on their own past-free merit.

                            10. Don’t Complain About Things You Can’t Change

                            There are always going to be people elected into office whom you don’t like, taxes that you don’t want to pay, idiot drivers who refuse to move out of the left-hand lane, and a person ahead of you in the check-out line who won’t stop chatting with the clerk.

                            The great benefit of being human is that we get to experience all of what life offers us. To live stress-free is to learn to deal with this fact.

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                            Dwelling on your frustration with something that can’t be changed doesn’t do anything other than drag you down. You are the only person who will ultimately decide how to respond to what is.

                            11. Stop Living Through Other People’s Lives

                            Someone else’s life is not your life. Your life is your life.

                            What that means is you get to live your life in the way you want. You get to make ridiculous mistakes, take leaps of faith, and stuff things inside your handbag of fear just as much as the next person.

                            Going through stuff is the whole great messy adventure of being human! Being alive and living life is terrifying and glorious and everything in between.

                            Stop living through social media, trying to soak in all of the experiences everyone else is having. Focus, instead, on what it feels like to be you in this moment. You may find you like it.

                            Final Thoughts

                            An astounding thing happens when you reduce stress and anxiety, get into a relationship with your body, mind, and spirit, and just be yourself without judgment.

                            Your life literally slows down. You stop wishing for the weekend. You begin to live in each moment, and you start feeling like a human being. You just ride the wave that is life, with this feeling of contentment and joy.

                            You move fluidly, steadily, calmly, and gratefully. A veil is lifted, and a whole new perspective is born through improved mental health. And this is how you live a stress-free life.

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