How to raise your confidence

Social anxiety often goes hand in hand with low confidence and low self esteem.  Unfortunately, someone telling you to think positively is not going to change how you feel about yourself. People who suffer from social anxiety need to practice raising their self confidence and self esteem every day to achieve a lasting recovery. Most of us have no idea how to do that. We want more from our lives, but without the right tools, we’re just spinning our wheels, failing to ach our true potential or, worse, believing we’re not capable or worthy of the success others have achieved.

So here are a few tips…

Be kind to yourself and Smilea lot!
Tell yourself over and over how confident you ARE. Remind yourself of your    good qualities.
Don’t dwell on your past mistakes. Forgive yourself and others straight away!
Instead of saying “okay” say “I’d be happy to,” or “I certainly can!”  It’s empowering.
Impress yourself. Do things to reward yourself instead of trying to please others  all the time.
Get involved in a physical activity – walking, swimming, dancing, cycling, mountain trekking, etc.
Be creative and paint your ideal body shape !

Pick someone who you think has confidence and imitate them.
Surround yourself with supportive people…a neighbor, a friend etc.
Hang awards, certificates, or accomplishments all over your house.
Keep learning new skills and learn to stand up for yourself.
Work on your body language. Stand up straight and tall. Walk with a purpose.
Wear clothes that fit you & are flattering. Same thing with hairstyle, or any other part of your appearance.
Take the time to reach out to other people through community programmes, etc. ————————————————————————————————————————–

It is not important what other people think of you, it is what you think of yourself that counts! You need to start to like yourself There will always be various things about your person you will not like, but which you can’t change. You therefore have to start accepting these things and realising that maybe there are other people around, who are more unfortunate than you. Have respect for yourself and do not accept second best in life. Be happy.


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