10 Ways to Boost Your Self Confidence

10 Ways to Boost Your Self Confidence

Having low self confidence is one of the worst thing that anyone can have. Low self confidence can easily ruin someone’s professional as well as personal life. People with good self confidence look more pleasant and attractive. But there are situations in life when we lose our self confidence; these situations may be the ones when we fail to do something miserably in which we consider ourselves perfectionist. Beside this, Insecurities also lead to low self confidence. But there are some easy ways to boost your self confidence and charge the situation.

Dress Sharp

Although clothes don’t make the man, they certainly affect the way he feels about himself. No one is more conscious of your physical appearance than you are. When you don’t look good, it changes the way you carry yourself and interact with other people. Use this to your advantage by taking care of your personal appearance. In most cases, significant improvements can be made by bathing and shaving frequently, wearing clean clothes, and being cognizant of the latest styles.

This doesn’t mean you need to spend a lot on clothes. One great rule to follow is “spend twice as much, buy half as much”. Rather than buying a bunch of cheap clothes, buy half as many select, high quality items. In long run this decreases spending because expensive clothes wear out less easily and stay in style longer than cheap clothes. Buying less also helps reduce the clutter in your closet.

Walk Faster

One of the easiest ways to tell how a person feels about herself is to examine his walk. Is it slow? tired? painful? Or is it energetic and purposeful? People with confidence walk quickly. They have places to go, people to see, and important work to do. Even if you aren’t in a hurry, you can increase your self confidence by putting some pep in your step. Walking 25% faster will make to you look and feel more important.

 Good Posture

Similarly, the way a person carries herself tells a story. People with slumped shoulders and lethargic movements display a lack of self confidence. They aren’t enthusiastic about what they’re doing and they don’t consider themselves important. By practicing good posture, you’ll automatically feel more confident. Stand up straight, keep your head up, and make eye contact. You’ll make a positive impression on others and instantly feel more alert and empowered.

Personal Commercial

One of the best ways to build confidence is listening to a motivational speech. Unfortunately, opportunities to listen to a great speaker are few and far between. You can fill this need by creating a personal commercial. Write a 30-60 second speech that highlights your strengths and goals. Then recite it in front of the mirror aloud (or inside your head if you prefer) whenever you need a confidence boost.


When you focus too much on what you want, the mind creates reasons why you can’t have it. This leads you to dwell on your weaknesses. The best way to avoid this is consciously focusing on gratitude. Set aside time each day to mentally list everything you have to be grateful for. Recall your past successes, unique skills, loving relationships, and positive momentum. You’ll be amazed how much you have going for you and motivated to take that next step towards success.

Sit in the Front Row

In schools, offices, and public assemblies around the world, people constantly strive to sit at the back of the room. Most people prefer the back because they’re afraid of being noticed. This reflects a lack of self confidence. By deciding to sit in the front row, you can get over this irrational fear and build your self confidence. You’ll also be more visible to the important people talking from the front of the room.

Work Out

Along the same lines as personal appearance, physical fitness has a huge effect on self confidence. If you’re out of shape, you’ll feel insecure, unattractive, and less energetic. By working out, you improve your physcial appearance, energize yourself, and accomplish something positive. Having the discipline to work out not only makes you feel better, it creates positive momentum that you can build on the rest of the day.

Focus on Positive Self-traits

When you wake up in the morning and head to the mirror, don't pick yourself apart to find flaws. Concentrate on the things that make you beautiful and unique, like the color of your skin, your pretty eyes or the shape of your nose. Rather than focusing on failures, make a list of your accomplishments and things that you do well. According to the Mayo Clinic, when you take the time to look at yourself in a positive light, it can help with raising self-esteem.

Do Away with Negative Self-talk

What good can possibly come from telling yourself that you're not good enough, you're stupid or otherwise putting yourself down? If you beat yourself up mentally or verbally, chances are that you aren't going to feel very good about yourself. But, when you use self-encouragement, hopeful statements — while avoiding telling yourself what you "should" or "must" do or be — the Mayo Clinic suggests that you're more likely to raise your self-esteem.

Realize that Feelings are not Facts

When difficult situations prompt you to experience strong, negative feelings about yourself, it's easy to give into the temptation to believe that these feelings are the facts of the situation. For example, if you've recently been dumped by a boyfriend or girlfriend, you may feel unattractive, unworthy of love or hopeless. The temptation would be to convert these feelings into thoughts or statements such as: "I am ugly," "No one will ever love me" or "I'm a hopeless case."

Has your self-esteem gone into hibernation with the bears or fallen by the wayside like the leaves on the trees? Before you let one more moment slip away, put the spring back into your step without waiting for the thaw. Whether your self-esteem is still going strong, fading, has disappeared all together, it makes sense for all us to nurture our confidence. Confidence equips us to face the tough and unpleasant times and allows for joy and pleasure when living is easy.So just try to follow these above mentioned tips to boost up your self confidence.
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