Boosting your confidence - 7 Magical Tips•
Posted on August 24 2018
Sometimes it seems like life is on a mission to go against you. No matter where you turn, there is just a new set of problems that await you. And with each set of problems, you diminish yourself, thinking that you have failed. But, have you ever thought that perhaps the problems are just problems because you are having that specific mindset? There is only one thing that will get you through life, no matter what happens. Believing in yourself and having healthy self-confidence. No matter what happens in life YOU are the only person you can count on 100% of the time.
What is self-confidence?
Self-confidence is the ability to know yourself enough that you can trust yourself. Building yourself to the person that you can always rely on, and being always there for yourself. Self-confidence is putting deep enough roots that no matter what storm hits you in life, you will never waver. It's knowing you are magical and owning it. However, one of the most common misconceptions is that self-confidence is bad. If you are thinking that self-confidence is just a pretty word for narcissism, then stop right there. There is a very fine line between healthy self-confidence and narcissism. And, you have to know that self-confidence is not about proving yourself to anyone but yourself.
Narcissism, on the other hand, is all about you being better than everyone else. It's about thinking that you are better than everyone else, and not stopping until you show it off to everyone. Healthy self-confidence is all about you. Finding your worth, your opinion of yourself and most important of all - growth. It's about accepting that you are at this moment not the best version of yourself. And making your piece with it. Self-confidence is about realizing that you may never be the best version of yourself and not being upset about it. Because you are in a state of constant growth. The more you learn, the more you grow, and let's face it, no one is all knowing. And that is okay! When you are self-confident, the only person you compare yourself to is the person you were yesterday. And that is completely magical.
Why should you believe in yourself?
As we mentioned above, you are in a constant state of growth. In other words, there are infinite possibilities out there. But, if you constantly think that you will fail, how can you have any progress? For you to grow, and be self-confident you have to start to believe in yourself. You have to realize that even if you fail, you still have to gain something. In every failure, there is a lesson. So, believe in yourself. Give yourself the credit you deserve. After all, you made it until now. And we are sure that life hasn't been a walk in the park. You have surpassed every obstacle life has thrown at you. And you are still going! So, don't cut yourself short. Because you rock at life, you just don't know it yet.
How to boost your self-confidence?
Self-confidence isn't something that comes naturally to everyone. It's a sort of affirmation of yourself by yourself. And there are a lot of ways to do it, you just need to find the right one for you. Here are 7 magical tips for you to boost your self-confidence:
Control your thoughts - You are what you think after all. Don't plant seeds of self-doubt and don't undermine yourself. Instead, encourage yourself and accept that you are doing great in life. Daily affirmations or inspiring quotes can help you to banish those pesky negative thoughts away. Speaking of Inspiring quotes, we have some of our favorite magical quotes below, just for you!
Slay negativity! - Remember, no matter what happens in life it's all about perspective. Even if you fail, you learn something new. Sure, the lesson was hard, but you did something that is immeasurable for yourself. You grew. So, don't take it too hard! You can't make magic without some ups and downs!
Don't take yourself too seriously, smile more! - The image you have in your mind about yourself is very important. But, don't judge yourself too harshly. Instead, accept all the little quirks about you. You might be a little clumsy. So, what? At least you heard laughter around you. And you never know how much that laugh can mean to someone else who maybe didn't smile in a while. And think about how it might have looked on the outside. If that doesn't crack you up, nothing will! Our point is, whatever it is that you hate about yourself, there is a completely another interesting perspective for you to adapt to.
Know yourself - If you don't take the time to learn more about yourself, how can you be self-confident? How can you believe in someone that you don't know? Take some you time!
Be kind, even in your worst moments - Kindness is a virtue. One that we desperately need in this world and yet, it seems like it is slipping away slowly. No matter what happens, even a smile can mean a lot to someone else. Be kind and you will always believe in yourself.
Meditate - There is no better way to boost your self-confidence and belief in yourself than bringing a little zen into your life. Make some room for meditation and you will grow beyond what you could've ever imagined!
Push your boundaries - No matter what happens, move. Don't get stuck in one place because you are in charge. So, move, no matter how tiny the steps, always move forward!