Confidence is vital if you want to be successful in life. It is a personality trait that all great leaders have – or at least, they can fake it pretty well. However, it can be difficult, and when you are plagued with self-doubt, building up your confidence can seem an almost impossible feat. Don’t give up though – it is nearly always possible. You need to love who you are as a person, believe in what you can achieve and be entirely comfortable with yourself. It is easier said than done, I know, so here are a few tips to get you started.
Give Your Wardrobe An Update
Our clothes are usually the first thing that someone notices about us, and are quite often a great indicator as to the sort of person that we are. It may seem superficial and vain to want to feel good about the way that we look, but it is an essential aspect of learning to love ourselves. If your current wardrobe feels dull and drab, the chances are that is how we feel like as a person, and that does nothing for your confidence levels. Take a leaf out of Marie Kondo’s book and if an item of clothing is not useful or does not spark immediate joy when you pull it out of the wardrobe, chuck it.
Ignore clothing sizes and dress for your body shape. If you feel good in your skin, you will almost definitely feel more confident. Of course, some people really struggle with the way they look and turn to the help of a plastic surgeon. There is no shame in having plastic surgery if you believe this will help you with your levels of confidence.
Adopt A Healthy Lifestyle
It sounds a cliche, but when you feel good on the inside, you will feel and look great on the outside. If you are feeling lethargic and ‘meh’, that is how you will look to other people. One of the best ways to feel good in your own skin is by adopting healthy habits. Make sure you wash your face and moisturise regularly, brush your teeth, condition your hair – all of these seemingly insignificant things will soon make a huge difference. Your diet can also have a huge impact. I’m not talking about weight loss here, but about eating food that gives your body all of the nutrients that it needs.
Vow to Learn Something New Every Day
One of the most empowering things that you can do is to learn something new, and this is easy. You can do this by yourself, whether it is reading, looking up things on the internet or even watching a documentary on Netflix – it does not necessarily mean that you have to attend a class, although this can also do wonders for your self-confidence as well as improve your social life.
Above all, adopt the ‘fake it until you make it’ mantra. Even if you don’t feel confident, hold your head up high and pretend you are. No one will ever know, and eventually, you’ll feel that way all of the time!