Confidence is simply the faith you have in yourself and your abilities. Interestingly, there is a correlation between self-esteem, self-worth and confidence. According to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, self-esteem proceeds self-actualization, the peak of the ‘Maslow Hierarchy of needs’ pyramid.
Positive self-esteem has been linked to psychological and physical health, career success and general fulfillment in life. Low self-esteem has also been shown to be an important predictor of unhealthy behaviors and psychological problems such as feeling of incompetence and suicidal ideation.
There are times when your belief in yourselves is shaken, questioned or threatened.
Can self-esteem be boosted? Yes it can.
One of the ways to boost self-esteem is to build self-confidence.
Here are 9 ways to build Self-Confidence:
- Keep a positive crowd: Stay away from/manage people who belittle you and your ideas and make you feel like you worth nothing.
- Do something you love: By doing something you’re good at or love, you’ll feel more competent, accomplished and capable of handling any task that comes your way.
- Challenge yourself: Never rest on your oars, always set new records.
- Relax: Anxiety and stress are not only toxic for your physical health, they can damage your self-confidence.
- Be Optimistic: Speak to yourself more than you listen to yourself. Confess positively
- Celebrate your achievements: No matter how bad, there must be one or two. Reminisce and celebrate them.
- Face a fear: Things are not as difficult as they look from afar. Face the fear.
- Use guided meditation: There is power in meditation and it boosts self-confidence.
- Don’t leave things undone: Always fulfill tasks that are expected of you.