How to Be More Confident
- Become competent
Competence breeds confidence, so learn some new skills and gain some experience. Knowing that you are competent allows you to have more confidence in yourself, and your ability to face challenging situations.
- Look the part
Knowing that you look good can give your confidence a boost. Dress how you feel your best. You don’t need to wear expensive items or get a new wardrobe, simply wearing clean and comfortable clothing that makes you feel good will do the trick. Pay attention to hygiene and grooming. Body language and posture are very important, so stand up tall and use open body language. Although looking good can make you feel confident, it is important not to base your confidence solely on your outside appearance.
- Get out of your head and understand other people’s perspective
People tend to over-estimate how much others think of them. The truth is, people don’t think of you nearly as much as you may believe. Most people are too caught up within themselves, so get out of your head and stop over-thinking. This will help you feel and act more confident instead of worrying about other peoples thoughts.
- Use your accomplishments to remind yourself of your ability to overcome challenges
Write down your accomplishments, so the next time you feel unconfident in your abilities to over-come a challenge you can remind yourself that you have and can overcome any challenge that comes your way. Think positively, and set yourself up for success. Instead of letting the fear of failure paralyze you, be confident in yourself and try your best. And know that even if you do fail, you will be ok.
- Help Others
Helping others actually makes you feel better about yourself, and sets you up for good intentions. So spread the positivity and help someone else. Even something small such as giving a compliment can make a big difference in someone’s day, just make sure you are being sincere.
- Surround yourself with people who make you feel like the best version of yourself.
- Fake it till you make it
Confidence is a skill. Like any skill, it too comes with practice. Its ok if you don’t feel like you are confident yet. Pretend being confident in situations you don’t feel confident in, and you will see the positive effects. Eventually you will realize that there is no reason to feel unconfident in such situations and you will start to truly embrace your confidence.