Day 18: Transform Stress into Courage and Confidence
Today’s post is about how to be more self confident and it’s going to be a little different.
Instead of sharing one big confidence and courage boosting concept with you or one of the “stress hacks”, I have a couple of small pieces of advice on self-confidence for you.
They may seem like small things at first glance and it’s easy to dismiss them and move on.
I encourage you not to skip over these little tips to improve self confidence.
They are actually quite powerful and a great way to make you feel better. Try them and see for yourself.
How To be More Self Confident? Shower And Get Dressed In The Morning
Make it a habit to shower and get dressed nicely in the morning.
Even if your job doesn’t require it, you work from home, or it’s the weekend.
It gives you a feeling of pride and confidence, and more importantly it signals your mind that you’re ready to go and seize the day.
Lounging around in your PJs or yoga pants and an old t-shirt just doesn’t have the same effect. Trust me, I’ve done it.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s super relaxing to just have an easy-going, PJ- day every now and again to refresh your soul.
But take up my challenge, dress for success and notice how this one little act increases your self-confidence.
Tips To Improve Self Confidence: Put On Your Shoes
Putting on your shoes even when you’re not headed out for the day has the same effect.
It always amazes me how well this one little trick works.
If you need to tackle some dreaded chores, simply have a lot on your plate that day, or a little confidence boost to talk yourself into doing something, lace up your shoes and get it done.
Advice on Self Confidence: Do Something To Feel Pretty or Well Groomed
We feel much more confident when we feel pretty or well put together.
Go do something that gives you that feeling.
Get a fresh haircut, put on your favorite lipstick, or put on a clean, fresh pressed shirt before a meeting, date, or task your nervous and anxious about.
Do something, anything to make yourself feel pretty and well-put-together.
It can be helpful to have a list with a couple of things on it that you know will make you feel good about your appearance.
Keep mental tabs on that list or write it down and refer back to it whenever you need a little confidence and courage boost.
Self-Care Isn’t A Waste Of Time When Learning How to Be More Self Confident
Last but not least, let’s talk about self-care for stress.
These are all the little things we can do for ourselves to make us feel better.
It could be taking a bubble bath, spending an afternoon reading, going out for drinks with good friends, watching the ballgame, or losing yourself in a good computer game.
It’s the things we do to recharge and take care of ourselves.
Often, we consider them a waste of time, or put them on the backburner in favor of more urgent work, business, or family tasks.
That’s a big mistake that will lead to burnout in the long run.
Take the time to take care of yourself regularly.
Self-care has the added benefit of boosting your confidence. You’re showing yourself that you’re worth the care.
Here’s a mini-coaching opportunity!
Use the comment box below to share your answers to these two questions with me:
- What does your body need RIGHT NOW to feel nourished, healthy and strong?
- What would bring you comfort right now??
I would love to hear from you!
I will respond to your comments personally! 🙂