Ah, confidence. It’s one of those things that can make a big difference to our lives, yet getting a grasp of it can be oh so tricky. Sometimes it feels like we’re on top of the world, and at others, we look around at others and believe ourselves to be at the bottom of the pile. And doesn’t that suck? The good news is that confidence isn’t something that’s set in stone. It’s malleable and can be changed by our actions.
Below, we take a look at just a few actions that can have a big impact on how we see ourselves.
Hitting the Gym
You’re not going to gain any confidence from just sitting at home all day. We tend to get into a routine of life, which is: wake up, drive to work, return home, sit. Unless you’re excelling at work (and even then), you might find it difficult to feel like you’re improving yourself, which is a huge factor when it comes to our confidence. So instead of watching TV at night, why not hit the gym? You’ll gain confidence from knowing that you’re pushing yourself, and your improved physicality will help, too!
Sense of Style
We feel confident when we feel comfortable in our own skin. And part of that is related to our bodies and how we look, but it also has to do with our clothes. Our outfits, after all, are our “public skin.” If you have doubts about what you’re wearing, then you’ll be facing an uphill battle every time you step out of the front door. As such, one of the best ways to give yourself a nudge in the right direction is to find your sense of style. Figure out the clothing you feel confident in, and then hit the shops.
What You Can Control
People can beat themselves up pretty hard about how their appearance. And if you’re comparing yourself to Hollywood stars, then yeah, you’re not going to feel great. But most people don’t look like that, and it’s also important to remember that there are things you can do to improve your appearance. You can’t change your DNA, but you have a say over many areas of how you look. Take your teeth. If you have missing teeth, then you can get partial or full mouth dental implants. If they’re crooked, there are dental brace options. You also have influence over your hairstyle and make-up, too.
Accept Your Flaws
People can have pretty big expectations of themselves, to the point where they’re pretty unrealistic. No-one is perfect, remember, and you can’t be great at everything. One of the best ways to boost your confidence is to accept your flaws, rather than to continually fight against them. If they can be changed, then great, but if they can’t? Don’t live in misery. Come to terms that they’re part of who you are. You’ll find that life becomes much easier when you don’t have that weight hanging around your neck.