Yes, you read the title well. Confidence is not a gift only some lucky people received from Mother Nature. It is something that everyone possesses and can be practiced, but most importantly, it can be increased.
Here are some easy steps you can follow in order to increase your confidence level and finally embrace your inner confidence
Step 1: Be surrounded by people who wish you good
One of the first steps for you would probably be to pay attention to the people who surround you and decide if those people have a positive or negative influence on the way you perceive yourself. If people that bring you down constantly surround you, you cannot possibly attain a high confidence level. Keep close to your heart the people who are positive and who genuinely wish you good, and give up on those who are judgmental and negative. It could be difficult to do so, but always remember that it is for the better good of your life.
Step 2: Be aware of your qualities
It is obviously more difficult for people who have issues with confidence to recognize their best qualities. Everyone has wonderful qualities that are unique to him or her. Think deep to realize what it is you are best at doing! Once you have done so, write them down. You can even read them out loud as it will help you acknowledge your special qualities even more.
Step 3: Learn to accept compliments
Now that you know your best qualities, you can accept compliments more easily. It is an essential step that will benefit not only you, but those around you as well.
Indeed, when a shy person receives a compliment, they feel not so ecstatic. However, a confident and self-assured individual would smile and simply say thank you.
This positive attitude would send a message to the person that compliments you and it shows that you feel good in your body and mind. It will also send a message to you, making you realize thatit is your accomplishment, and that you deserve the praise you received.
Step 4: Work on your appearance
Now that you are aware of what you can do, you need to convince others. Because your ability to trust yourself also depends a lot on what others believe and how they perceive you. Smile more often, and hold your gaze. Don’t be shy to look into people’s eyes!
Step 5: Remember that everyone struggles with confidence
Finally, we all are humans. If you have a problem with self-confidence, be sure that others do as well! Some may hide it, but it does not mean they don’t struggle with it. Remind yourself that most people are too preoccupied with their appearance to be judging you.
Be sure you can change, starting from now, because you have the control over what you think, and thus on what others may think about you. The most important thing to remember is that you can do it. And don’t forget: nobody is perfect!