1 – DON’T COMPARE YOURSELF TO OTHER PEOPLE
One of the biggest enemies of self confidence is comparing ourselves to others. When we do this, we tend to focus solely on their strengths and compare them with our own weaknesses. This not only an unhealthy thing to do but it is also a distorted reality.Paticuarly social media site suh as Facebook or Instagram –for example looking at someone eating breakfast with a beautiful scenery in their designer clothes may make you feel envious as you stare down at your boring cereal on your Monday morning. But you should not let it get to you There is usually so much more involved than just that second it took to take that photo, perhaps they argued on their way there, perhaps there were so many obstacles that led them to get to that scene – there is so much more behind the scenes than just a picture.
2 – STOP SELF-SABOTAGE
Self-defeating behaviors occur when our sub-conscious mind clashes with our conscious mind. Getting drunk the night before a big meeting, procrastinating, gambling money away, eating masses of junk food on a whim – these are all classic examples of this disconnect of wants and needs. A vicious cycle of self-neglect will take a hammer to your self-confidence. Not only because you will feel out of control but also because the type of habits that tend to be involved are the enemy of progress. The key to stopping these habits isn’t easy but it will be worth it. Make yourself accountable to others, process bad thoughts, identify triggers and causes and don’t be afraid to ask for help.
3 – TAKE PRIDE IN YOUR APPEARANCE
How good do you feel when you put on a nicely fitted suit or dress? Waking up earlier than usual and spending a little extra time on your grooming routine as well as investing in some nice, smart clothes can have a profound impact on the way you feel.
4 – DO SOMETHING YOU’VE BEEN PUTTING OFF
It’s hard to feel good about yourself when you’ve got a mountain of work to do. Clear the decks by reading our guide to the best apps to beat procrastination and conquer your to-do-lists.
5 – FIND SOME DAILY INSPIRATION
If you want to get ahead of the curve, then you need to be consuming as much knowledge as you can. Seek out helpful non-fiction books, listen to inspiring podcasts and watch YouTube channels like The School of Life and TED to get yourself energized and bursting with ideas.
6 – MAINTAIN YOUR DESK
A simple but profound change to your day can come from keeping your desk clear. It’s well known that our environments can impact our state of mind, so if your desk is efficient and methodical then so are you!
7 – APPRAISE YOURSELF
Confidence works in time with your memory. If you’re lacking the confidence to get something done, then you should look back at your previous achievements. What steps did you have to take to get there and how can you equip yourself to do it all over again?
8 – ALLOW YOURSELF TO RELAX
Sometimes we need to just let go a little. Holding the reigns too tightly can leave you tense and stressed out. Laugh, joke, smile and don’t be afraid to make a fool of yourself.
9 – LEARN TO SAY NO
To keep your energy and your drive at peak volume, you need to choose social and work engagements wisely. Saying yes to too many engagements might mean that you can’t do as good a job or be as present in a room as you would like to be and not being at your best can be a drain on your confidence.
10 – DON’T GIVE UP!
Life is not straight forward. There will be ups and downs and moments when you feel like you’ve failed but remember that every knock down is inching you a step closer to success. All of your mistakes and failures are simply learning opportunities to help you fulfill your goals.