Do you find it hard to say no? Do you let every criticism reach you unfiltered? Do you trust yourself little because you are afraid that it will go wrong? Then it’s time to build your confidence! But what does it even mean to be self confident? Has that to do with egoism? And what specifically can you do to increase your self-confidence?
You will get an answer to these and other questions here.
Why is self confidence important?
The word already says it: it’s about being aware of you. This self includes your abilities and idiosyncrasies, strengths and weaknesses, values and needs. The better you know all of this, the better you can make yourself strong for yourself. It has nothing to do with being inconsiderate towards others.
Rather, it means:
- To encourage yourself instead of making yourself small.
- To be able to say no to give yourself space.
- To be able to deal with defeat without doubting yourself.
- Just being YOU and being authentic.
Sounds good, right? It is. With a healthy self-confidence, life is more relaxed. You will now find out how you can strengthen it.
Boost self confidence: tips
It is crucial that you really do something and not just read articles about it. Nothing comes from nothing, this also applies to the following tips.
- Be nice to yourself
Do you think “that’s me” now? Then watch your thoughts. How often do you criticize your appearance, doubt yourself and your abilities? Instead, treat yourself like your best friend. Encourage yourself Be kind to yourself. Praise yourself for success. Appreciate yourself for who you are!
Write down negative thoughts and think about what you would say if a friend shared them.
When I apply, they’ll definitely reject me because I’m not qualified enough.” Positive: “If I don’t at least try, I can’t achieve anything. If you don’t take me, I’ll definitely find something else. ”
- Get to know yourself better
This is exactly what self-esteem is all about: knowing and understanding you. But that only works if you take the time to do it. Make it a ritual to give yourself 5-10 minutes in the evening and answer these questions: What did you do well today? How or in what could you help another person? What did you enjoy? What went better than you expected?
In this way you direct your perception in a positive direction and not only in the evening, but also during the day.
- Mini challenges
We grow in our tasks. In order to strengthen your self-confidence, you should therefore face challenges. The aim is to collect successes, no matter how small. Taking too big steps would only intimidate you, so mini-challenges are much better. Let yourself be guided by these questions: What is it that you like to avoid? What things are difficult for you? What do you like to put off in front of you? What do you find uncomfortable?
Find a topic that costs you to overcome, but is not a huge hurdle.
An example: You don’t like talking to strangers? Then over the next few days keep asking people for a route or the time.
How can I strengthen my self confidence?
Which tips you ultimately start with is not so important. What matters is that you even start. Stop talking your way out and looking for excuses – dare! You will see that it is easier than you think. And every small step is an investment in you.