Focus on your achievements, good health, experience and talents. The power of positive thought can surprise you.
Utilise the power of mantras
Thoughts can be verbalised through the medium of mantras. How can you overcome critical comments, insults or setbacks? How can you increase your confidence while all of this is going on? Many experts believe that mantras are a great tool for improving confidence. Try a few of these:
- I’m good enough.
- I look great.
- I will succeed.
- What other people say is a reflection of them, not me.
Maintain good posture
You can now get posture correcting apps that you strap to your lower back that remind you to sit up straight with your head lifted and your shoulders back. Experts believe that slouching affects our outlook on life and our confidence – so sit up straight!
Learn from setbacks
If you’ve had a number of setbacks on the road to getting fit or getting your dream job, it can really affect your confidence. The way to react to setbacks is to see them as feedback, rather than just flat out failure. They give you indications of how you can improve for the next time!
A quick confidence booster
Think of things that you are good at. Maybe you’re a keen jogger, a budding guitarist or a good cook. If you feel great after an activity, try taking advantage of the boost in confidence to try new things or better past mistakes.
If you feel you are struggling with you own confidence levels, visit our confidence page to learn how a life coach may be able to help.
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