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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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                          12 Things You Should Remember When Feeling Lost in Life

                          12 Things You Should Remember When Feeling Lost in Life

                          Even the most charismatic people you know, whether in person or celebrities of some sort, experience days where they feel lost in life and isolated from everyone else.

                          While it’s good to know we aren’t alone in this feeling, the question still remains:

                          What should we do when we feel lost and lonely?

                          Here are 12 things to remember:

                          1. Recognize That It’s Okay!

                          The truth is, there are times you need to be alone. If you’ve always been accustomed to being in contact with people, this may prove difficult.

                          However, learning how to be alone and comfortable in your own skin will give you confidence and a sense of self reliance.

                          We cheat ourselves out of the opportunity to become self reliant when we look for constant companionship.

                          Learn how to embrace your me time: What Your Fear of Being Alone Is Really About and How to Get over It

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                          2. Use Your Lost and Loneliness as a Self-Directing Guide

                          You’ve most likely heard the expression: “You have to know where you’ve been to know where you’re going.”

                          Loneliness also serves as a life signal to indicate you’re in search of something. It’s when we’re in the midst of solitude that answers come from true soul searching.

                          Remember, there is more to life than what you’re feeling.

                          3. Realize Loneliness Helps You Face the Truth

                          Being in the constant company of others, although comforting sometimes, can often serve as a distraction when we need to face the reality of a situation.

                          Solitude cuts straight to the chase and forces you to deal with the problem at hand. See it as a blessing that can serve as a catalyst to set things right!

                          4. Be Aware That You Have More Control Than You Think

                          Typically, when we see ourselves as being lost or lonely, it gives us an excuse to view everything we come in contact with in a negative light. It lends itself to putting ourselves in the victim mode, when the truth of the matter is that you choose your attitude in every situation.

                          No one can force a feeling upon you! It is YOU who has the ultimate say as to how you choose to react.

                          5. Embrace the Freedom That the Feeling of Being Alone Can Offer

                          Instead of wallowing in self pity, which many are prone to do because of loneliness, try looking at your circumstance as a new-found freedom.

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                          Most people are in constant need of approval of their viewpoints. Try enjoying the fact that  you don’t need everyone you care about to support your decisions.

                          6. Acknowledge the Person You Are Now

                          Perhaps you feel a sense of loneliness and confusion because your life circumstances have taken you away from the persona that others know to be you.

                          Perhaps the new you differs radically from the old. Realize that life is about change and how we react to that change. It’s okay that you’re not who you used to be.

                          Take a look at this article and learn to accept your imperfect self: Accept Yourself (Flaws and All): 7 Benefits of Being Vulnerable

                          7. Keep Striving to Do Your Best

                          Often those who are feeling isolated and unto themselves will develop a defeatist attitude. They’ll do substandard work because their self esteem is low and they don’t care.

                          Never let this feeling take away your sense of worth! Do your best always and when you come through this dark time, others will admire how you stayed determined in spite of the obstacles you had to overcome.

                          And to live your best life, you must do this ONE thing: step out of your comfort zone.

                          8. Don’t Forget That Time Is Precious

                          When we’re lost in a sea of loneliness and depression, it’s all too easy to reflect on regrets of past life events. This does nothing but feed negativity and perpetuate the situation.

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                          Instead of falling prey to this common pitfall, put one foot in front of the other and acknowledge every positive step you take. By doing this, you can celebrate the struggles you overcome at the end of the day.

                          9. Remember, Things Happen for a Reason

                          Every circumstance we encounter in our life is designed to teach us and that lesson is in turn passed on to others.

                          Sometimes we’re fortunate enough to figure out the lesson to be learned, while other times, we simply need to have faith that if the lesson wasn’t meant directly for us to learn from, how we handled it was observed by someone who needed to learn.

                          Your solitude and feeling of lost, in this instance, although painful possibly, may be teaching someone else.

                          10. Journal During This Time

                          Record your thoughts when you’re at the height of loneliness and feeling lost. You’ll be amazed when you reflect back at how you viewed things at the time and how far you’ve come later.

                          This time (if recorded) can give you a keen insight into who you are and what makes you feel the way you feel.

                          11. Remember You Aren’t the First to Feel This Way

                          It’s quite common to feel as if we’re alone and no one else has ever felt this way before. We think this because at the time of our distress, we’re silently observing others around us who are seemingly fine in every way.

                          The truth is, we can’t possibly know the struggles of those around us unless they elect to share them. We ALL have known this pain!

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                          Try confiding in someone you trust and ask them how they deal with these feelings when they experienced it. You may be surprised at what you learn.

                          12. Ask for Help If the Problem Persists

                          The feeling of being lost and lonely is common to everyone, but typically it will last for a relatively short period of time.

                          Most people will confess to, at one time or another, being in a “funk.” But if the problem persists longer than you feel it should, don’t ignore it.

                          When your ability to reason and consider things rationally becomes impaired, do not poo poo the problem away and think it isn’t worthy of attention. Seek medical help.

                          Afraid to ask for help? Here’s how to change your outlook to aim high!

                          Final Thoughts

                          Loneliness and a sense of feeling lost can in many ways be extremely painful and difficult to deal with at best. However, these feelings can also serve as a catalyst for change in our lives if we acknowledge them and act.

                          Above anything, cherish your mental well being and don’t underestimate its worth. Seek professional guidance if you’re unable to distinguish between a sense of freedom for yourself and a sense of despair.

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