“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.”
– Lao Tzu
Confidence and self-esteem play an important role in a person’s overall well-being. A study conducted by instructors at the Confidence Building Courses found that confident people are happier and more satisfied with their lives. But confidence isn’t something that comes naturally for many people. It’s something that requires constant work and devotion. If you’re willing to put forth the effort, however, you can build your confidence and self-esteem while improving your quality of life in the process.
One of the easiest ways to build your confidence and self-esteem is exercise. Aside from the health benefits that it offers, staying physically active promotes higher levels of key hormones like oxytocin and endorphine, which can in turn lead to greater confidence in your daily life. I know what you’re probably thinking: what if I don’t have time to exercise? Lack of time is cited as being one of the main reasons why people fail to exercise. However, a recent study published in the Journal of Health Psychology has exercise to boost confidence levels, regardless of how much time is spent exercising.
Step Outside of Your Comfort Zone
You can’t expect to build confidence and self-esteem unless you are willing to step outside of your comfort zone. Whether it’s going out with friends, interviewing for a new job, or just taking up a new hobby, be willing to try new things.
What in the world are affirmations and how can they boost your confidence and self-esteem? The term is defined as being “the action or process of affirming something or being affirmed.” More specifically, though, affirmations are positive messages and/or thoughts that inspire and motivate one’s self. Many professional life coaches recommended starting the day by saying aloud affirmations. Think about your positive personality traits and characteristics and turn them into affirmations. Now try saying them aloud. Hearing the words will boost your confidence and self-esteem on a subconscious level.
Surround Yourself with Positive People
The people with whom you surround yourself will directly affect your confidence and self-esteem. If you surround yourself with negative people, it will only hurt your confidence. Consequently, though, surrounding yourself with positive and emotionally encouraging people will have the opposite effect by increasing your confidence.
Change Your Mentality
Many people who struggle with lack of confidence and self-esteem are unwilling to try new things, fearing they will fail. But you have to change your way of thinking to overcome this mentality. Just because you are unable to complete a task, for instance, doesn’t necessarily mean that you failed. You still gained something from the process — experience — and that’s more valuable than completing the task.
Get the support you need to make important life changes. If you would like to complement your therapy with an alternative treatment option (or need a place to start), you might consider trying hypnotherapy. Hypnotherapy can help you sort out your feelings and give you the courage and strength you need to move on with your life, set new goals, and rebuild an always damaged self-esteem.
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