Think back to some of the happiest times in your life. Chances are that these may be some of the days when you felt your most confident. Maybe you excelled at an activity during that time, or you aced a project you were working on. Confidence can be a huge happiness booster. Why not work on boosting your self-confidence, which in turn will increase your feeling of happiness?
There are all sorts of things you can do to boost your confidence. I will mention a few of them here. I also encourage you to read up on the topic, pay attention to times when you’re feeling more confident, and then work out a plan to intentionally boost your self-confidence based on your own research and experience. You will also gain some information by reading our article on Self-Esteem .
The problem with boosting confidence is that we tend to respond to different strategies, techniques, and events differently. Some of us thrive on words of encouragement, while others want to see results, or thrive on kind actions from others. Are you the type of person who puts more meaning into a kind word from someone you value? We all have different confidence triggers and the trick is to figure out what yours are, and how you can get more of these types of boosts into your life.
General confidence boosters include words of encouragement, seeing how far we’ve come, listening to some upbeat music, going out for a brisk walk or run, and dealing with failure in a positive way. In addition, one of the most important things I believe you can do to increase your self esteem and confidence is to GET OUT of your comfort zone. Trying new experiences, new adventures, doing things you didn’t think you could do will help your confidence level soar!
Give each of these and any other interesting confidence boosting tip you come across a try. Then sit back and notice how much confidence impacts your overall happiness.
If you respond well to compliments and words of encouragement, call a friend or anyone else in your life who makes a great cheerleader. Get those positive verbal affirmations whenever you need a little boost. Keep a journal so you can look back and see how much progress you’ve made. This is particularly good advice if you’re trying to change something in your life, your habits, or make progress on a long-term project. Being able to check back and see how far you’ve come can be very encouraging.
Turning on some music, or heading outside for a little fresh air and exercise can be another great way to boost your confidence and your mood. Combine the two for even better results. Let’s take a look at how you deal with failure. When things go wrong – and let’s face it, they will sooner or later – you can either allow it to bring you down and undermine your confidence, or you can look at it as a learning experience. Guess which view is better for your self-esteem?
Getting out of your comfort zone as often as possible will be extremely empowering for you and increase your happiness greatly. If you are not sure how to do this, ask in our facebook group ~ I’ll be happy to help you. You can become part of this group by Joining 30 Days to Happiness Here.
I hope you take these suggestions to heart and make an effort to work on your self esteem and confidence. Not only will it make you a happier person, you will also get more done, and become more successful in life.
My mission is to Educate, Empower and Elevate Savvy Women to step into their full potential and passion for health, wealth and happiness. I am a dietitian by trade but an entrepreneur in my heart, as well as a best-selling author and speaker who values authenticity, honesty and ethics while taking my message to the world and helping others shift from dependence to independence in all areas of their lives. I see my connections and relationships with others as a way to encourage, energize, and empower them to live up to their full potential.
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