In today’s society it got harder for people who don’t feel confident. Do you feel like you need some help sometimes to feel more confident ? Luckily there are many ways to get more confident. Many people get amazing results with this proven methods. Check out this list with 20 Proven Ways to get more confident.
1. Get out your comfort zone
One of the best ways to get confident is by getting out of your comfort zone.
You need to push through your limits.
To get out of your comfort zone, you need to do things that you don’t like at first.
Maybe that’s giving a presentation.
Or talking to people you don’t know.
At first it will feel weird but it will get better after some time.
2. Get the little voices out of your head
Do you get these little voices in your head sometimes ?
The voices of self-doubt that tell you can’t do that.
These voices were put by other people in there sometimes.
You need to get these voices out of your head.
Imagine that you throw them out, every time you hear them.
Stop doubting your self.
3. Daily affirmations
Your unconscious mind defines who you are.
Most of your behaviour is done by your unconscious mind.
You need to reprogram your mind in order to get more confident.
But how do you do that ?
By telling yourself:
- I am great how I am
- I believe in my skills and abilities
- I don’t need the approval of others to know I’m great
- I won’t stop learing and improving
If you tell this yourself every day in the morning and in the evening, than guess what ?
You will get more confident.
4. Groom yourself
You won’t feel good if you look ungroomed and dirty.
Get a shower routine.
Start grooming yourself and get a nice haircut.
If you don’t know how to do these things then you can watch many YouTube Tutorials.
5. Dress nicely
If you look good then you feel good.
This comes hand in hand with the grooming part.
Dress the way that makes you feel good.
If you don’t have any knowledge about style then Google is your friend.
6. Positive Thinking
Together with your daily affirmations, you need to have a positive mindset.
Erase the negative thoughts.
If you really think about then you might realize how good your life is.
Not everything sucks.
If you start looking for positivity then you will find positivity.
7. Get prepared
If you don’t feel confident at doing something then there might be one reason:
You are not prepared.
Get prepared for the tasks and challenges that you will face.
If you need to take a presentation then learn all the information you need.
So you don’t stand there mumbling.
8. Act positive
You have to not only think positive but also act positive.
Start bringing positivity in your environment if there is none.
Help others and lift people up.
Your self-image is the way you see yourself.
If you doubt yourself then you might have a bad self-image of yourself.
Start really analysing yourself:
- Am I really that bad ?
- Is this really a weakness ?
- How many strengths do I actually have ?
- What can I do about the things that bother me ?
The way you see yourself will be reflected to others.
10. Speak slowly
Speaking slowly is a strategy to appear more confident.
People of authority always speak more slowly.
If you speak slowly then you don’t appear nervous and more confident in your voice.
11. Work on a confident voice
Your voice will make a huge impact on the way people perceive you.
People won’t listen to you if :
- your voice is breaking
- your voice is cracking
- you stutter
- you sound like you have a runny nose all the time
People won’t listen to you because that sound weak and uncomfortable.
But if you change your voice for a more dominant, attractive sounding voice then you will be heard.
Do that by:
- Talking through your chest not your head (there many exercises for that)
- Use tonality (don’t pitch up at the end of a sentence)
- Stop saying “uh” and “ehm”
- Believe in what you have to say
12. Body Language
Body Language makes also a huge impact on people’s perception of you.
Don’t lunge your head down.
Straighten your back, pull back the shoulders, chest out.
Don’t put your hands in your pockets or cross your arms.
Use open body language to signalize confidence.
Keep your hands still.
Don’t move them from one position to another.
13. Eye Contact
Your Eye Contact can also signalize confidence.
Don’t look down then you are walking.
You should rather look confidently up.
Then people talk to you, see them in the eyes.
But what you shouldn’t do:
- Looking nervously away then they look
- Staring at the other person the whole time
Use the 50/50 rule.
Half the time you look them in the eyes, half the time you look away.
You can look at accessories or at the clothing of the other person. (Don’t look at the cleavage of course)
14. A firm handshake
You need to have a firm handshake to appear more confident.
Work on your handshake if it feels loose and weak.
Practice a good handshake with a strong but not too strong grip.
That way you can have an amazing first impression.
15. Start Working out
Working out is a great way to get more confident.
You will get more stronger in your physical and mental strength.
And you will appear more dominant and confident with an attractive body.
Because of your achievements, you will be proud and more comfortable with yourself.
16. Set a small goal and achieve it
Start setting goals and achieving them.
You will feel accomplished afterwords.
After each goal you will feel productive and get the need to achieve more.
Start small and work yourself up.
17. Break bad Habits
Bad Habits are what make you feel miserable.
Habits that turn into addictions are destroying your life.
Give up smoking, alcohol and pornography.
They are not worth it.
18. Implement good Habits
You should rather implement good habits instead.
Start small by cleaning your room weekly.
Or by organizing your day.
Working out regularly is also a great habit.
Add one habit after another.
19. Be grateful
Start being grateful.
Think about what you are grateful for every morning and evening.
You might not realize what you actually have.
This perspective will make you more confident.
20. Surround yourself with better people
Maybe you are confident and you just don’t know it.
It could be that you are surrounded by assholes and people who drag you down.
Find people that like who you are.
People that will lift you up and inspire you.
These people will make you feel more confident.
Everything is in your mind.
Start believing in yourself.
You are enough.
Realize the potential you have.
What you could achieve in this life.
Stop listening to others.
You are amazing.