5 Steps to a More Confident You

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It’s all good and well having ideas about what you want to do and achieve in life, but if you don’t have confidence in yourself, then there’s only so far that you’ll be able to go. Of course, it’s easy to want to be more confident, but as we all know, it’s seldom that easy. It seems to be one of those things that is always just out of reach, and when we do have it, seems to slip through our fingers like water. There are, however, things you can do to up your confidence levels. We take a look at four tried and tested methods below.

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Give Up The Vices

The things that we know are bad for us might seem like fun, but it’s important to think about the impact that they’re having on your confidence levels. Take alcohol, for instance. It’s a well-established social lubricant, but it can have a negative impact on us, which can dampen our confidence levels. In giving it up, you’ll have more energy, be happier, and be more inclined to take on new things, since you’ll need to fill those Friday and Saturday evenings somehow.

Looking Good, Feeling Good

Say goodbye to alcohol, smoking, and late nights, and it won’t be long before you notice that your skin is looking better, which in turn will boost your confidence levels. The more attractive we are, the more likely we are to strut out stuff without a second thought. So focus on improving your appearance. As well as saying goodbye to alcohol and smoking, you can also take better care of your teeth, use an anti-aging skincare set, and find a hairstyle that works for you. They might seem like only small improvements, but you’ll soon discover that you’re feeling better about yourself!

New Hobbies

We gain confidence by achieving goals. Or so they say. In fact, we don’t gain confidence by succeeding; we gain it by getting on the horse and trying to achieve. Whether we’re successful or not doesn’t really matter - it’s the doing that boosts our confidence levels. If it's been some time since you’ve picked up a new hobby (and it probably is: most people stop trying new things by the time they’re twenty-five or so!), have a think and come up with something new. Once you know you can do that, you’ll wonder what else there is you can do but haven’t yet tried.

Make Your World Bigger

New hobbies open up our eyes to new possibilities. And do you know what else does that? Speaking to people that you don't know. If you’re one of those who shies away from speaking with people unless you know them well, you may want to try pushing through the fear and striking up conversations. You’ll find that your confidence levels climb significantly once you feel secure in landing anywhere in the world and being able to hold court with others.

Take the tips above, and the new, confident you will be within reach. 


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