We all have some kind of fear in our life or sometimes we may feel like we are not good enough to do something in life. It’s all because we are lacking confidence in our life. So, If you lack confidence in your life then here are the 10 effective ways to boost your confidence.
1. Do something Appalling
Whether you’re looking to make a career change, face a big challenge, embark on a new relationship, or tackle a new project, trust yourself to take one step. That’s it. Then, when you’ve taken that step, trust yourself to take the next. You don’t know what’s going to happen ahead of time, so trust your ability to engage in the process rather than the outcome. This is a great solution if you’re the type to back away from making decisions when it feels like everything hinges on them, or if you’re terrified of change. Instead of taking the plunge, change one or two things for a week, and see what happens. These small experiments can help you make an entire transformation.
Get up and get moving every single day. We spend so long in our heads that we forget how our body feels or what it needs. Getting bogged down by work and responsibilities can numb the smells, feels, and emotions of everyday life with thoughtless motions and actions. Exercising gets you right back into your mind and body, as well as releasing endorphins that give you that amazing physiological buzz.
3. Adopt your fears
Fear is only present when there’s risk, change or opportunity. Avoiding fear is a super-smart way to kill your confidence, so reframe it as part of any meaningful endeavour and see it as an opportunity to step up, try something new, give it your best shot and maybe have a heap of fun.
4. Change your posture
Breathe deep. Stand tall. Push your shoulders back. Standing tall and strong has been shown to make you feel more assertive, which can give you a quick boost of confidence if you need it. Feeling like you have a more dominant presence can help inflate your self-esteem, but don’t mistake this for anything other than a quick fix.
5. Challenge yourself
The desire and obsession to fit in is suffocating. And fitting in isn’t a measure of success or popularity, it’s a measure of insecurity. Replace the urge to present yourself in a way that fits in with what others might expect, and replace it with the mantra you’ll do better work and have better relationships when you show up as yourself.
6. Hang with the right people
Why would you ever want to surround yourself with people who say or make you feel like you’re not good enough and plummet your self-esteem? “It’s said that you become the average of the five people you spend the most time with, so look for friendships and relationships that make you feel free.”
7. Think of yourself when you’re at your best
“What are you like when you’re at your best? “Think about it—when you’re flowing, at the top of your game, buzzing or alive, what does that allow you to do?” If you’re like the normal woman, this state of well-being allows you to do what comes naturally without thinking about whether you’re good enough or confident enough to do it. Think about that the next time you’re faced with a big challenge.
8. Make time for yourself
It’s your primary responsibility to make sure you’re physically and mentally okay, and fundamental to keeping that is prioritizing the nourishment of your mind, heart and body. Even when you’re schedule is jam-packed, make time to do one thing every day that truly stimulates you—whether that’s making your favourite dish, hitting the gym, or meditating. The practice of self-worth and preservation will fuel your confidence.
9. Don’t fake it ‘til you make it
Following the tired advice to ‘fake it ’til you make it’ leads people to act in ways they think confident people act, but more often that leads people to hubris and arrogance. Real, natural confidence is choosing to trust your behaviour because you’re already good enough, not pretending to be a certain way because you don’t feel good enough. Trust yourself. You already have what it takes.
10. Own your achievements
Everybody tends to be a bit self-deprecating when narrating their life story, skills, and achievements. If you often find yourself telling stories that cast yourself as being small, weak, or powerless, heed to this advice: Be aware of how the narrative in your head affects what you do (and how you do it), and let go of any old stories that strip your confidence to the bone.