When our lives are running on autopilot, it’s easy for our confidence to gently slip away from us. Before we know it, and with no obvious reason why, our self-esteem can be nearing rock bottom. Often, this is just because we’ve stopped doing the kind of things that gave us confidence in the first place, things like moving forward and throwing ourselves into the world. While no one likes to be searching for scraps of confidence, there are things we can do. Sometimes all that’s needed is a bit of a boost in a few key areas, like those listed below.
Looking Your Best
How we look and feel has a huge influence on our confidence. When we feel good in our body, we acquire a natural confidence that allows us to march out into the world without inhibition. We can get this confidence in a number of ways. Things like botox injections and dental treatment enable us to correct the parts of our body that we feel self-conscious about. It could also be a matter of getting – or removing – a tattoo. Essentially, you should be doing any of the things that let’s you be comfortable in your body.
Taking Care of the Body
No one really likes the idea of spending their free time in the gym or not eating what they want, but they do it because it brings rewards that far outstrip the effort you put in. If you visit the gym several times a week, your body will be toned and your mood will be naturally lifted by all those endorphins that you’ll be pumping in your body as you work out. Also, eating well doesn’t have to mean eating bland food. There are plenty of meals that are both delicious and also good for you. If our body and health are in peak condition, it’s hard not to feel confident.
Dressed To Impress
You can normally spot those with and without confidence by what they dress (and how they walk). Those with confidence look like they’re put time into their appearance, and when they look good, they walk with their head held high. Those without confidence put little effort into their clothes and walk with their head down. This is a case of ‘fake it till you make it’. Anyone can dress well if they put a little thought into it, so hit the shops and then walk like a person with confidence would walk. People will treat you like a confident person, and hey presto, in no time at you are confident!
Becoming More Well Rounded
Confidence isn’t just about appearances, of course. Taking up a new hobby or learning something new can also be a confidence booster. If it’s a bit a while since you stepped outside your comfort zone, look at taking a trip or a course in a subject you’re interested in. You might feel terrified at first, but once it’s done you’ll draw confidence from being able to say, “I did it,” and you’ll also have some new conversation fodder!