Everyone wants to be more confident, but sometimes it can be hard to do that. Here are 3 ways you can work to boost your confidence.
1. Talk back to your inner critic
You know that little voice inside of your head that says mean things and beats you down? Tell it to SHUT UP. It may not be possible to make that voice go away 100%, but talking back and reassuring yourself that it’s just your inner mean girl and not the actual truth is an important step to take. We all have our own inner critic, but to be more confident we have to actively chose to ignore it.
2. Visualize yourself being confident and strong
Start with some daily affirmations such as “I am strong. I am intelligent. I am beautiful.” You know the phrase “fake it ’til you make it?” This is sort of like that. Picture yourself being extremely confident and taking up space. Repeat your affirmations every day. Work on making this your reality. The more you tell yourself that you are worthy and confident, the more you’ll start to believe it.
3. Stop comparing yourself to other people
Comparison is the thief of joy. The more you compare yourself the less confident you’ll become, trust me. If you put in your head that this person is better than you, you will start to believe it and find yourself constantly comparing yourself to them. I’ve been there, and it can be a really difficult thing to snap out of. I still work on stopping myself from comparing to this day. It’s definitely a lot easier said than done, but the more you work on it, the easier it will get.
For most of us, confidence is not something that will just magically appear. It’s something we have to continuously work on as we grow and evolve in life. Don’t beat yourself up if you aren’t as confident as you want to be. Just keep working at it and reminding yourself that no matter where in your journey you are, you and your feelings will always be valid.