How to be more confident

How to be more confident

Confidence is a key ingredient for success in life. It helps us overcome challenges, take risks, and achieve our goals. Being confident can also improve our self-esteem and overall well-being. However, for many of us, confidence does not come naturally. Fortunately, there are steps we can take to become more confident. In this blog post, I will discuss the benefits of confidence and provide a list of ways to become more confident.

The Benefits of Confidence

Having confidence has numerous benefits. Here are just a few:

  1. Improved Performance: When we are confident, we perform better. This is because we are not second-guessing ourselves and are able to focus on the task at hand. You are not overthinking everything, you will feel more relaxed and everyone likes to be around you. People are drawn to positive and confident people. People without confidence, are not always focused on their tasks, they procrastinate. 

  2. Greater Resilience: Confident individuals are better able to handle setbacks and failures. They are more likely to persevere and bounce back from adversity. Bad things happen to all of us, no matter what. The difference between people with confidence and people without confidence is that people with confidence don’t give up that easily.  They know they can do it, and that making a mistake is a part of life.

  3. Better Relationships: Confidence allows us to communicate effectively and assertively. This can improve our relationships with others and lead to greater personal and professional success. When you feel more confident, you find it easier to help others. 

  4. Improved Health: Studies have shown that confident individuals are less likely to experience stress, anxiety, and depression. They are also more likely to lead healthy lifestyles, such as exercising regularly and eating well. When you feel good, you make better decisions for yourself and your health. 

How to be more confident

  1. Identify Your Strengths: Take some time to identify your strengths. This can help you focus on what you are good at and build your confidence. If you are a creative person, find a way to use it more often. Find a job that suits you.

  2. Practice Self-Care: Taking care of yourself is an important part of building confidence. Make sure you are getting enough sleep, eating well, and engaging in regular exercise. If you take care of yourself, you will start feeling better and more confident. Have a morning beauty routine, exercise to release feel-good hormones and get enough sleep to feel energized and relaxed the next day.

  3. Set Small Goals: Set achievable goals for yourself. When you achieve these goals, you will feel a sense of accomplishment and your confidence will grow. But if you have one big goal that seems impossible to reach, divide it into smaller goals. Maybe you want to become an artist, first learn how to sing, maybe film a YouTube video. Or if you want to write a book, make your goal to write the first chapter first.

  4. Dress for Success: Dressing well can help boost your confidence. Wear clothes that make you feel good about yourself and that are appropriate for the situation. Maybe sweatpants are super comfortable, but do you feel confident in it? Maybe you feel amazing in that one dress that you hang in your closet. Wear more clothes that make you feel good.

  5. Practice Positive Self-Talk: Replace negative thoughts with positive ones. Instead of focusing on your weaknesses, remind yourself of your strengths and accomplishments. Use affirmations every morning. Every time, that voice in your head starts to talk negatively about you, stop and take a deep breath and change the thought.

  6. Take Risks: Stepping outside of your comfort zone and taking risks can help you build confidence. Start with small risks and work your way up to bigger ones. Do things that scare you a little. I am not talking about jumping out of a plane. Maybe giving a presentation is out of your comfort zone or starting a business. 

  7. Learn Something New: Learning a new skill or taking up a new hobby can boost your confidence. When you accomplish something new, you will feel a sense of pride and your confidence will grow. At first, you might think it is too hard to learn Italian or how to play the piano. But if you try, after a few months you realize you can absolutely do it.

  8. Surround Yourself with Positive People: Surrounding yourself with positive and supportive people can help you build confidence. These individuals can provide encouragement and support when you need it most. But energy is also contagious, meaning if you spend a lot of time around confident and positive people you will also start behaving and feeling like that. But the opposite is also true. Ever been around a negative person? You probably wanted to run away. 


In conclusion, confidence is an important part of personal and professional success. On the days I feel confident, I feel amazing and it feels like I can rule the world. I am on a different level on those days. By identifying your strengths, practising self-care, setting small goals, dressing for success, practising positive self-talk, taking risks, learning something new, and surrounding yourself with positive people, you can become more confident. With time and effort, you can achieve your goals and live a more fulfilling life.

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