Are you struggling with self-confidence? Do you often feel inferior due to the unkind remarks of others? Remember: “Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.” This quote by Eleanor Roosevelt is a powerful reminder that you have control over how you feel about yourself. In this blog, we will discuss exercises to build self-confidence and how to avoid negative comments and situations that can make you feel under-confident.
Confident and dynamic people that you see in the media or in books are not necessarily born with self-confidence. They learn how to feel and act confidently. While they were practicing mastering their self-confidence, they focused solely on becoming just that; confident.
They did not consent to others’ comments or remarks. They did not allow them to take control of how they are to feel. You, too, can develop and build on your own self-confidence.
Here are 2 tips that you can take with you wherever you go:
Tip 1: Learn from people
Listen to what confident people have to say and learn from them. You will find that there is something that you can gain knowledge of, something that you will realize or discover. Even if it’s one thing, that one thing is worth it.
Tip 2: Study the people you admire
Pick 1 person and make a list of all the characteristics that you love about that person and all the attributes you don’t like. By writing those that you do want as well as those that you do not want, your subconscious mind will learn to focus on attaining the characteristic traits that you do want and stay clear of those that you do not want.
Exercises to build self-confidence:
As you progress in your learning to gain more self-confidence, here are some exercises that can help:
Take care of yourself:
When you take care of yourself, you feel better about yourself. Make sure to eat well, get enough sleep, exercise regularly, and practice good hygiene.
Celebrate your successes:
Celebrate your successes, no matter how small they are. When you acknowledge and celebrate your accomplishments, you build confidence in yourself.
Practice positive self-talk:
Challenge negative thoughts and replace them with positive ones. For example, instead of saying “I can’t do this,” say “I can do this. I am capable.”
Building self-confidence is a process that takes time and effort. Remember that nobody can make you feel inferior unless you allow them to. Avoid negative comments and situations that can make you feel under-confident.
Learn from confident people and study the people you admire. Practice exercises to build self-confidence such as taking care of yourself, celebrating your successes, and practicing positive self-talk.
With practice, you can become more confident in yourself and your abilities.