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We’ve all been through rough patches where we seemingly hit rock bottom. We forget our life’s purpose. We doubt ourselves. We lack the motivation to pursue the important things in life. If you’re finding it impossible to live your best life and achieve your goals, don’t worry! Start by taking a deep breath.
You aren’t faced with these adversities because you’re less competent, talented, or intelligent than your points of comparison. In reality, reaching your goals and leading a successful life is dependent on one thing and one thing only: confidence. The power of believing in yourself should not be taken lightly. According to Psychology Today, confidence is directly linked to greater motivation, resilience, improved relationships, and decreased anxiety. All these elements work together to create a better, more self-assured you.
Confidence has the power to help you achieve your goals and become the person you’ve always wanted to be. Here are some practical confidence tips you can implement today.
Negativity Is a Big No-No
We are the media we consume, the people we surround ourselves with, and the values we hold. It’s time to let go of the things that make you unhappy and move forward with your life. Many people credit the toxic effects of social media in creating feelings of comparison and self-doubt. Watching the news every day can send people down an endless spiral of guilt and sadness. Sometimes, it’s our loved ones that bring out our worst side, like a complaining aunt or a ranting friend. Identify your trigger and work around it to improve yourself. Whether that means muting, unfollowing, or blocking someone (or something), just do it. You’ll be better off in the long run.
Your Comfort Zone Exists to Be Broken
It may seem contradictory to try to battle your confidence by doing something that makes you uncomfortable. But by challenging yourself, you’re working towards feeling free and liberated. Take a public speaking seminar or watch a movie by yourself. Make an effort to learn that language you’ve been putting off or go explore the outdoors. The science is in: The more you open yourself up to new experiences, the more you grow and boost your confidence.
Declutter Your Surroundings (and Your Mind)
You know what they say about a messy house leading to a messy mind. Do a deep clean, organize your closet, put things away, and do some light dusting. VeryWell Mind reports that cleaning and mental health are intrinsically connected — so much so that cleaning can be more therapeutic than yoga or meditation for some!
The more you care about yourself, the more your confidence grows. This applies to other aspects of your life too. For example, finances are a significant source of anxiety for most people. Apply the cleaning mindset to money by paying off old dues to start afresh. Saving can go a long way in improving your sense of self too. Consider limiting unnecessary expenses to save up for an important purchase or start saving a little more each month. Refinancing your home is another effective option to free up cash as it can help you decrease the equity in your home and reduce your monthly mortgage payment.
Our last piece of advice: Give yourself a break. Stop the comparison, the self-hatred, and the constant self-deprecation. Instead, hype yourself up in everything you do and say to yourself. Give yourself a break. You are enough. Just keep working on yourself consistently, and pat yourself on the back for your progress, no matter how small. Ten steps ahead is still ahead and may be just the boost of confidence needed to transform your life.
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