Confidence Top Tips
List Your Strengths
Remind yourself what you are good at and where you excel. Write these things down! They can be anything from leading a team to playing the ukulele. Whenever you are doubting yourself look at these strengths and remind yourself just how amazing you are!
List Your Limitations
It is important to know your weaknesses as much as you know your strengths and it is perfectly okay to admit to them. Knowing what these are allows you to build from them and address them when necessary.
Don't Second Guess Yourself
Believe in how incredible you are and trust your gut. Learn to read yourself and to know when to follow your head or your heart. If you believe in something 100%, go for it!
Celebrate Your Wins
These can be anything from reading one line of text in front of your peers without stuttering, to climbing Mount Everest. If you are proud of it, it is huge! Make a big deal of these wins and be incredibly proud of yourself for doing it.
Try not to deflect when people compliment you. Say thank you and take it on board. You don’t need validation but sometimes it is nice to be recognised and appreciated for how brilliant you are.
Before you do something that will make you nervous, practice telling yourself how amazing you are and how far you have come. We so often forget to compliment ourselves, so practice repeating some positive affirmations every day!
Don't Be Scared To Fail
Do not let fear of failure stop you from doing what you want to do. We all fail at some point in life. What matters most is how we get back up and carry on. Resilience is key here!
Fake It Till You Make It
Confidence is very much one of those things that the more you practice it, the more natural it will become. Pretend you are acting and put on your confident persona. The more you do it the more you will realise you don’t need that persona, you are a confident person!
Do What Makes You Happy
Whether this is working out or having a movie marathon. If you feel happy about yourself, you are more likely to feel confident around others. As always, prioritise your mental health, and ensure you are happy at all times.
Start Small And Build Up
Practice your new found confidence on the people closest to you. Try doing something that scares you in front of one or two people. Gradually build this up until you feel like a more confident individual.
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