Everybody deals with a lack of confidence, but you can fix it with a few simple steps. Here are 7 Ways to Be More Confident:
Work On Yourself
Take care of yourself before anything else. Groom yourself, take care of your hygiene, do your hair, wash your face, dress with style that you enjoy, etc.
Taking care of these things are extremely important to being more confident. If you are constantly worried about not looking good, smelling good, or being approachable, then this is a big one to fix.
Working out will also help you like crazy. Exercise can get you back in shape, feeling amazing about your body, and will give you another hobby to talk about.
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Present Yourself Confidently
It’s very simple. Every time you’re out, puff your chest out, keep your head up, and walk like you have somewhere to be. This automatically gives off the illusion that you are more comfortable with yourself
If you are just standing around, stand like you’re comfortable, but make sure you have good posture. It’s like a “fake it until you make it” type of situation. Using this trick for over a year now has made me naturally do it without thinking about it.
Keeping a positive mindset is key for many things, being confident is one of them. If you act positive towards people, they will see you as more confident for a few reasons
One is because they will assume that you are comfortable with your life and you take care of yourself. Another is because you will seem like a person who gets along with others easily and people love that. Some reasons are rather obvious, but you get the point.
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Stop Caring What Other People Think
Easier said than done, I know. However, there are many ways to trick your mind into not falling for this trap.
A few things to remember:
- You can’t please everyone so stop trying to please others
- At the end of the day, no one cares
- It’s your life and your life only
- Don’t waste your time valuing other people’s opinions over yours
- If it makes you happy, you should feel more confident about it
- People don’t analyze you the way you analyze yourself
Keep those in mind and you will be getting people’s opinions out of your head. You see all the little imperfections about yourself. Others just see you as a whole and don’t pay full attention to detail. They are probably too busy worrying about the same thing you are in their heads anyways.
If you have friends that lower your self esteem, drop them. It sounds harsh, but it needs to be done. People with negative influence will turn you into a negative person.
Sure you will have friends that mess with you, but if they purposefully sabotage you about being ugly, fat, stupid, or whatever else, they are not worth being in your life.
Instead, surround yourself with positive friends that make you feel good about yourself. You are who your friends are and don’t ever forget that.
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The way you present yourself to people is very crucial to how they perceive you. Keep a good posture and stay positive as mentioned before. Make sure you are using eye contact.
People who are afraid to keep eye contact are uncomfortable with themselves, so don’t give off that illusion. You don’t want to have super heavy eye contact, but try to switch off by looking at one eye and the the other eye and then their mouth. This keeps your attention on them, but isn’t too aggressive.
When you are meeting someone, shake their hand firmly and make eye contact at the same time. When you are standing and talking to people, keep your arms and body open/facing them. Don’t cross your arms or turn your body away from the crowd.
Be grateful for everything you have. It could always be worse. Grateful people are naturally more confident because they appreciate what they are given and what they have to work with. Because of this, they don’t care what other people think and it makes them more comfortable in their own skin.
Recognize the good qualities you have and write them down. You can also say that you are grateful for them before you go to sleep every night.
Remember that becoming more confident is not an overnight fix, but you can start doing all of these things today and watch yourself grow to a confident person. Thanks for reading! If you have any questions or comments leave them in the comments section below!