10 Ways To Be Happier and More Confident In Everything You Do
Last updated on : August 26 2020
You’ve heard it before—confidence is key.
We all need the confidence to move through the day and reach all the goals we’re trying to achieve—short term or long.
When you lack confidence, you second guess yourself, and when you second guess yourself, you waste valuable time.
People fall into self-doubt and low self-esteem for a variety of reasons. Someone says something touches a soft spot of our insecurities, or we fall short of our expectations, which causes us to be less confident.
Some of us struggle with this more than others and have to find ways to lift ourselves. If this sounds like you or you’ve fallen into a low-self-esteem pattern, check out ten ways to build self-confidence and move through your days with happiness and self-esteem.
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1. Pursue Your Passions
Have you noticed you’re much more excited and confident when you’re doing what you love?
This extra excitement is why you should explore the things that make you happy—your passion. Understandably, we all can’t up and quit our “bread and butter” jobs, but it doesn’t mean you can’t have a side project that takes over the “bread and butter” role one day.
Modern technology makes it easy to get almost any business off the ground in no time. You’ve got the world literally at your fingertips. What are you going to do to leave your mark? Show the world your passion. You never know how it might inspire the next person.
When passion drives you, success is the expected outcome. It’s kind of like when you set out to achieve any goal or task. When you follow through with it, you feel good, and it builds the type of confidence you can carry with you in the long run.
2. Understand Your Strengths and Weaknesses
Ahh, the infamous interview question we all hate. Sure, we can speak all day about our strengths, especially when we’re trying to “sell” ourselves to a prospective employer. Still, it’s a tad bit harder to speak freely about our weaknesses.
When we understand our weaknesses, we can work on them and focus on becoming well-rounded people.
If you’re not sure what your weaknesses are, take some time to figure it out. You can speak to those closest to you and ask them to give their opinion on your shortcomings or take a personality test.
If you instead do this with personal reflection time, think about what you always set out to do but fall short of. Then, take it a step further and think about why those things don’t get done. What part of your personality limits your productivity?
3. Embrace a Positive Mindstate
Starting your day with a positive mindset sets the tone for the rest of your day. You’ve heard that what you think and feel will be mirrored back to you. Whatever you are putting out into the universe is what’s going to come back.
Are you walking around feeling angry and annoyed? If so, you’re going to encounter people and situations filled with the same energy.
Alternatively, if you go through your day filled with love, excitement, and joy, this is what you’ll encounter throughout your day.
Not only this but maintaining a positive mindset boasts all kinds of benefits for your health. We all know chronic stress can unveil some pretty harsh physical effects.
How to do this? Make sure to find the silver lining in every situation, turn failures into lessons, keep an open mind, spend time with people who lift you and make you feel good about yourself, and, most importantly, focus on the present moment.
4. Daily Affirmations
Daily affirmations work because you’re putting those statements out there. When those words come out of your mouth—it works in a way to solidify the statement.
Affirmations boost self-confidence because you’re able to keep telling yourself the things you need to hear. Some examples of affirmations:
“I am loved.”
“I am enough.”
“I am strong.”
“I will succeed.”
Create your affirmations any way you want. The overall goal is to make sure it provides you with fuel and determination to keep pushing yourself.
5. The Greater the Risk the Greater the Reward
They say if you’re comfortable, you’re not growing, which is valid to a certain extent.
We need to step outside our comfort zone to achieve more significant results. You might fail the first time, but take everything you learned from the experience, recalculate, and try again.
When you succeed, you’ll have all the confidence you need to succeed in anything you do because you know the formula for success.
6. Practice Self-Love and Self-Care
Practicing self-love and self-care are more important than you realize. It’s essential to take time for yourself, at least one day out of the week.
You can make it a self-care Sunday and treat yourself to an at-home spa experience. There are some innovative ways to enhance your self-care days, and CBD happens to be the most popular method.
CBD is legal in most countries around the world. It provides full-body relaxation, pain relief, mood enhancement, focus, concentration, and much more. It’s capable of these feats because we’re all equipped with an endocannabinoid system.
It signals specific receptors in the body with the end goal of maintaining balance in those significant body functions.
There are tons of different products out there you can try, like CBD hemp capsules. They are pre-measured, taking the guesswork out of dosing. They also allow for a more extended, steady dose, so you don’t have to worry about taking it every few hours.
CBD enhances self-care primarily because it allows your body to relax.
We’re all running around all week, trying to get a million things accomplished. Take time for yourself; you need to relax and recharge.
You’ll be glad you did.
7. Be Kind
It makes for a better day when you’re happy and kind to those you encounter. Sure, we may run into a scrooge here or there, but don’t allow these people to pull you out of your happy place.
Be kind to those around you, and you’ll see it come back to you tenfold.
It doesn’t take a lot to be kind—pay a compliment to someone, hold the door open, flash a smile in passing.
Displaying kindness will bring you personal happiness.
8. Push Through Self-Doubt
We all have a little voice in our head telling us we can’t do something, or we shouldn’t attempt it.
It’s called self-doubt.
Think back to when you were a child, there were no limits to what you believed you could achieve. Revisit this mindstate; don’t let those thoughts creep in and limit your potential.
When you push through self-doubt and believe you have the power within to achieve your goals, you’ll see how things start happening in line with what you think.
You might not know how something will happen, but you have to have faith that it will all work out. When you do this, the universe works with you and not against you.
9. Surround Yourself With Positive, Supportive People
Don’t you love those friends who are always supportive of you? You have to surround yourself with like-minded people who want to exude positivity and love. Most importantly, you want to see their friends and family members be successful.
Sometimes, it’s necessary to “clean house” and cut a few of the negative Nancy’s out of your life. You don’t need a friend who puts doubt and fear into your mental space. It would help if you had friends who motivate and inspire you to be the best version of yourself.
10. Get Excited About Life
You have to try this.
Get excited about your life.
It’s all yours after all, and there’s no one else on this planet like you!
When you’re in this constant state of excitement, you’re fueling your life with the right kind of energy, because you need those emotions to power what you want to manifest out of life.
It’s all about your vibration, your energy, and, more importantly, how you feel about it all.
If you don’t believe, we mean, honestly believe good things are coming your way, it won’t happen as magnificently as possible.
Smile, exercise, do the things that make you happy!
A Few Things To Keep in Mind
We all struggle with insecurities, self-doubt, denial, and fear. It’s human nature to experience these emotions every once in a while. However, how you overcome those emotions is what matters.
When you learn how to overcome these negative emotions, you’ll see your life is happier and healthier.
Confidence will be front and center, and everything you do will shine bright like the energy you exude.
Follow these simple tips to gain the confidence and happiness you deserve.
Are you ready to have a new outlook on life?
Let’s do it!
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