Five Confidence Boosters
Are you looking for quick, easy ways to boost your confidence? If you’re worried about an upcoming job interview, finding the love you want, or any situation in which you need to feel good about yourself immediately, there are plenty of techniques that successful people use to get pumped up. Here are 5 confidence boosters that will get you ready for anything!
Make a List of Accomplishments
There’s a reason that Norman Vincent Peale’s 1952 book, “The Power of Positive Thinking,” is still so popular even today. It’s because the basic idea of focusing on the positive rather than the negative is something many people believe can get them feeling better on a mental, emotional, and physical level.
Take a few moments to think of some of your past accomplishments, big and small. They can be as great as winning an award or buying your first car; they can be as seemingly modest as helping a person in need or reaching a high level in a video game.
Focus On Your Accomplishments
No doubt, the more you focus on this exercise, the more accomplishments you will think of. If you’re really focused, thoughts about your accomplishments may begin to flow to you effortlessly.
Take the time to write down whatever comes to mind. You can use your computer, a note-taking app on your phone, or good old-fashioned pen and paper.
Again, don’t worry if the accomplishment you think of seems too “small.” Any attention you put on any accomplishment, no matter the size or the scope, will immediately get you to view yourself in a positive light.
Do Something You’re Good At
There are certain skills and talents you have in which you excel. The physical action of performing those skills and talents has the capability of shifting your view of yourself for the better. Similar to the accomplishment exercise above, it doesn’t matter if the activity is big or small. Perhaps you’re good at something as complicated as fixing cars, or maybe it’s something as mundane as frying an egg. As long as you pick something you genuinely believe you’re good at and then do that thing, you will find benefit from it. Physically performing an action that you can consider “a job well done” is one of the most powerful ways to give your confidence a jump start.
Do Some Form of Physical Exercise
The health benefits of exercise are common knowledge and backed by science. But physical exercise also brings about mental benefits. Getting oxygen flowing through your lungs at a more rapid pace than normal increases energy levels in the body. Exercise also increases blood flow to the brain. The body and brain working in tandem like this is an excellent way to achieve mental clarity and the feeling of power and self-control.
Phone a Friend
You don’t need other people to give you a pep talk to raise your confidence. Just talking to a friend is enough to make you feel good about yourself. Connecting with others, on the phone or in person if possible, is actually an efficient way for you to connect to yourself. When you become the object of someone else’s attention, even during a seemingly inconsequential chat, it helps to validate who you are and what you have to say. Unlike our family, we choose our friends, and interacting with those friends is a surprising act of self-empowerment.
Many people who speak publicly for a living have said that the nervousness never goes away. It just gets gradually better with time and experience. One technique that these people use to make themselves more confident before walking out on stage is to actually act as if they are already confident. It’s been said that audiences can’t tell the difference between someone who IS confident and someone who is merely ACTING confident. Audiences don’t see how the speaker feels; they see how the speaker acts.
Finding The Love You Want
So simple things like paying attention to your posture, making eye contact with others, and speaking with authority will make you seem far more confident than you are. The interesting thing is the more you do these things the more you will start to feel them on the inside. There are countless ways to feel good about yourself, but these 5 confidence boosters are among the most powerful. It doesn’t take a lot to have an immediate and positive transformation preparing you in finding the love you want.