Stick with it.
When you take on a new challenge, stick with it. Self-confidence doesn’t come from each thing you attempt. If it did, one failed effort would bring you back to zero on the confidence scale. True confidence develops from an increasing belief that you can rely on yourself to take action and follow through, no matter what the result.
Find a mentor.
Do you know someone who is confident and continues to take one new risk after another? Watch how they do this. Muster up the courage to ask them to meet you for coffee. Find out how they do what they do, and ask them for feedback about your action plan and implementation. Most confident people are happy to help. They remember the courage and effort it’s taken them to get where they are today.
Do something you love
When you’re feeling low, it’s important to do something you love and feel good doing. So, lay on the sofa and watch your favourite movie once all your work is done. Cook up a meal for friends. Take a run through your town. Head to the gym. By doing something you’re good at and that brings you pleasure, you’ll feel more competent, accomplished and capable of handling any task that comes your way. Set yourself up to win.
Track your wins
So important that every day you’re tracking your wins, whether that means having a notepad to jot down your three biggest positive wins or even mentally recalling the last 24 hours and remembering that you’re in control of how you feel and therefore your mood.
Anxiety and stress are not only toxic for your physical health, they can do serious damage to your self-confidence. Why not take some time out of your hectic schedule to seriously relax? By slowing your brain’s thought pattern, you’ll be less emotional and you’ll feel calmer and more in control of your life — a key to feeling confident. Relax through yoga, meditation or even just a nightly bubble bath.