Healthy Spirit

How to boost your self-confidence

Written by Healthy Living

Affirmations, supportive people can improve your state of mind.

Story: Ruth D. Kerce 

At one time or another, most people struggle with self-confidence issues. Whether you have occasional difficulties or suffer from an ongoing problem, several techniques exist that can help you feel more self-assured in your daily life.

3 helpful techniques to gain self-confidence

1. Positive affirmations

So many times, when you’re feeling unbalanced or lack confidence, negative thoughts fill your mind and control your actions, decisions, and the overall way you view yourself. Don’t let those negative thoughts have power over your life. Instead, repeat positive affirmations in your head as well as out loud. Statements such as, “I can do this,” and “I know that I’m capable, regardless of what others say or think,” will help you feel better about yourself and allow you to accomplish your goals.

2. Keep a journal of your success

A record of every success you have, whether it’s big or small, will help you feel more empowered about your accomplishments, and you’ll have them to read over when you’re feeling insecure or depressed about what you haven’t yet achieved in your life. Merely reaffirming that you have succeeded in the past will give you confidence you can thrive again in the future.

3. Associate with supportive people

Another vital thing you can do to gain self-confidence is to surround yourself with people who believe in you. Supportive relationships help you grow and thrive in all aspects of your life. Toxic associations drain every ounce of your mental and emotional fortitude. Rid yourself of these negative influences if you can, or at least try to minimize your exposure to them. You’ll end up thrilled with the results.

It’s important to take control of your life and do what you know is the right thing for yourself and your future. When you achieve your goals doing this, you can then feel pride and satisfaction that your hard work, decisions, and self-confidence are what put you on your road to success.

About the writer:

Ruth D. Kerce writes fiction and nonfiction and believes there’s no better job than putting words together to entertain, educate, and help others.

About the author

Healthy Living

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