Emotional Wellbeing

Mandy Kloppers

5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Self Confidence

Self-confidence may not seem like a big deal, but it can affect everything, from your overall mood to your prospects in life. The following are a few simple ways to improve your self-confidence so that you feel better or gain the confidence to go after what you want.


1. A New Look


Sometimes, people get in a funk because they don’t accentuate the features that make them special. This happens naturally. Maybe you don’t go out often, or maybe you’re so busy you stop worrying about your look. If you feel this is you, then consider going to a beautician. This person can help reinvent who you are by giving you a new hairstyle.


It may not be common knowledge, but the right hairstyle can hide features that aren’t so appealing and highlight the ones that are. One hair cut or style could create a look that could surprise you. Now, you are going to have to trust this person, so make sure you work with a professional. This might be hard to do, especially if they suggest something you’ve never done before, but let them take the wheel, and you’ll be happy you did.


2. With Your Style


After seeing your beautician, it’s important to pay attention to your overall look or style. If you wear the same thing every day or wear clothes that don’t make you look appealing, then you won’t feel self-confident. The clothes you wear have power, and you need to make sure you’re using it in your favor. For example, you could go in to try a black or blue tuxedo or a white linen suit.


This look makes you look glamorous and quite successful. Not only that, it’ll make you feel that way, too, and that’s the important part. You will want to make sure you have it fitted to your body type so that it accentuates your body. If you want more help, you might want to talk to a professional stylist. This person can take one look at your body and help you look your best.


3. Self-Talk Works


It may be a good idea to talk to yourself when no one is around. Tell yourself positive things while staring in the mirror. This is something you can do often, especially if you’re hearing that little voice in your head telling you something negative.


This can make you feel better. In essence, you are giving yourself positive reinforcement. Sure, this works better when others are giving you this reinforcement, but your brain is going to take these positive messages in. Try to personalize the messages you give yourself, like if you’re about to take a test, tell yourself that you’re going to do well.


4. Accomplish Something


Accomplishing something, even if it is something small, means something. An accomplishment can trigger all sorts of positive feelings inside you, and that’ll give you self confidence. It’s almost like it helps remind you that you’re capable of more, and that helps push you into trying the next challenge in your life.


The accomplishment could be learning to play an instrument, but it could also be learning a new skill. As funny as this might sound, you can play a game and complete it to make yourself feel better. Ideally, you want to accomplish skills that’ll help further your career or your life in some way. It might also be a good idea to list your accomplishments so that you can see them. List the ones you’ve achieved now and in the past.


5. Try to Help Someone in Need


Consider helping someone out who needs it. Don’t expect anything in return; just go out there and try to help. This helps self-confidence not only because you’re accomplishing something but because the person or people you help will express gratitude to you.


In addition to that, you’ll know in your heart that you’ve done some good in this world, and that’s going to release more positive feelings. Knowing that you’ve done some good makes you feel like you contribute to this world and that you matter. These feelings can definitely boost self-confidence.


You’ve got effective ways to boost your confidence now, and it’s up to you how you’ll apply these ideas. Don’t stop trying to boost your confidence. Even if you think you’ve got enough, a little more won’t hurt.