Having confidence in yourself and your abilities is the key to success in your personal and professional life. However, it is easier said than done.
In a society where our insecurities are exploited for profit and gain, it is important to find ways to boost our confidence and self-worth as much as we can.
We’ve put together a list of tips to kickstart your journey of empowerment. Apply these to your everyday life and watch your confidence blossom!
- Practice positive self-talk
Having a constant train of negative self-talk can have a degrading effect on our self esteem. It can be easy making this a routine so making a conscious effort to retrain our brain into positive self-talk is essential. Next time you’re at work and you make a mistake, instead of saying ‘I’m so stupid’, say ‘Everyone makes mistakes. I know what to do next time’. Or when applying for a job, instead of saying ‘I’m not good enough for that, there’s no way I’d get the role’, say ‘I’m talented and I’d be a great asset to their team’. This may feel unnatural at first, but it’ll get easier.
Have you ever heard of the saying ‘fake it until you make it’? Once you start putting it into practice, you will find yourself naturally having more confidence in yourself and your skill set.
- Don’t compare yourself to others
In the age of social media, it is common for people to show off their accomplishments and successes. It can often leave you wondering “What am I doing wrong?”, “Why am I not there yet?”, “Am I not good enough?”. It is important to understand everyone is on their own journey and is travelling at their own pace. It’s unhelpful to compare yourself to others, especially when the majority of people only showcase the positive aspects of their life whilst keeping the negatives hidden. You are exactly where you need to be, whether you realise it or not.
3. Celebrate small wins
Celebrating small successes can do wonders for your confidence levels. Society often teaches us that once we complete a task, we must jump straight onto the next one without giving ourselves credit. Taking the time to appreciate what we have achieved through our determination and talent can make us feel proud and inspired to do better in our personal lives and our careers.
Looking to build your confidence? Why not apply to our ‘Boost Your Confidence’ workshop taking place on Wednesday 3rd May?