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If you suffer from low confidence, you’re not alone.
In fact, one study found that 85% of the world’s population struggles with low self-esteem.
Though it might feel hopeless, there are things you can do to pull yourself out of your funk. By setting daily goals, dressing well, practicing yoga, being kind to yourself, and sharing your successes on social media like Instagram, you’ll watch your self-confidence grow.
Make a Daily Goal List
Is there anything more satisfying than checking something off your to-do list? Setting daily goals and writing them down is a great way to see all that you’ve accomplished in your day. Assemble the list in the morning when you’re fresh and clear-headed. Some items might be tasks at work, and others might be personal goals like taking a risk. Having a list not only gives you a visual, tangible set of intentions, it keeps you focused.
Ensuring that you’re wearing nice clothes each day can be a mood and confidence booster. It makes you feel good about yourself, making you ready to conquer the day. Even if you work from home, dress as if you’re going to work. Researchers found that when you dress up, your brain is more apt to engage in abstract thinking; that means more creativity and better problem-solving. It will make you feel more confident going into meetings, a touch base with your boss, train new employees, and more. Outside the work world, it can make you more likely to try new things and meet new people.
For many, there is no greater relaxation than yoga. It allows you to disconnect from your world of worries — work, school, kids, etc — and reconnect with yourself. With a clear mind, you can ground yourself in your body and develop better self-awareness. This can help you have a better understanding of yourself and your needs. This is a major step in building confidence. When you know exactly who you are and what you want, it’s easier to go out and conquer the world. Better yet, try a yoga retreat! By immersing yourself in the practice, you can better disconnect from your regular routine and embrace a period of peace and wellness. An excellent option is Gabe Yoga’s Thailand Retreat Center.
Be Kind to Yourself
We all have that inner mean voice that tells us we’re not working hard enough, not parenting well enough, not accomplishing our goals; tell that voice to hush. When it flares up, have positive self-talk with yourself. Remind yourself of all the amazing goals you’ve accomplished and successes you’ve had. Even small ones, like successfully getting your child to bed without trouble, are important to note. Positive affirmations like, “I am capable of balancing ease and effort in my life,” are a great way to keep you motivated and confident in yourself.
Share Your Successes on Social Media
Don’t just acknowledge your accomplishments at home, share them with the world! Social media is a fabulous way to build your confidence by letting your loved ones in on what you’ve been doing and how much you’ve achieved. It’s a great way to connect with other people who may be facing similar struggles and trade strategies on what helps. Not sure where to start? Try posting on Instagram. By creating regular posts and updates, you can watch how your progress has developed just by looking at your page. If you’re a newbie, try this Instagram post maker to make things simple.
Achieving strong self-confidence takes time, practice, and patience. Remind yourself every day that you’re doing your best. When you make a daily goal list, dress well, practice yoga (or escape to a retreat), are kind to yourself and share your successes on social media like Instagram, you can chip away at your self-doubt. With time, your confidence will grow and blossom.
Article submitted by: Dylan Foster
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