6 Strategies to Boost Your Confidence

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6 Strategies to Boost Your Confidence

Do you have big ambitions for your life, but you lack the self-confidence to put things in motion in order to reach them? Improving your self-esteem is the first step you need to take in order to accomplish your dreams. Here, Davis shares with you six strategies that can help you achieve your goals:

1. Starting a New Business

If you’re unemployed, underemployed, or unsatisfied with your current job, launching your own small business may be a great alternative to scouring the paper for employment opportunities and filling out online applications. Being your own boss can give you an unparalleled boost of confidence, and you’ll get to enjoy a better work-life balance to boot. To get started, look for a comprehensive, easy guide on starting a new business. An important step is to create a business plan detailing your future company, what kind of funding you’ll need, financial projections, and how you’ll advertise your services to get clients.     

2. Belly Dancing

Belly dancing is a great exercise routine that helps you strengthen your core and improve your posture, which in turn gives you greater confidence. Learning dance and practicing it until you’ve perfected every movement will help build your self-esteem, and you’ll get a better appreciation for each curve of your body. And if you join a class, you’ll be with like-minded individuals, which will give you a chance to develop lasting friendships that will help you feel your best self.

3. Eating a Vegan Diet

One of the health benefits of eating a vegan diet is that it can help you lose weight as you’ll be avoiding all the saturated fats and sugars found in meat and dairy products. It can also do wonders for your skin as you won’t be consuming IGF-1 hormones, and as you look and feel better, your confidence levels will rise. Eating vegan may also turn you into an amazing chef while you experiment with new textures and flavors, adding an extra arrow to your quiver of skills. 

4. Sprucing Up Your Wardrobe

Even if you work from home, taking care of your appearance will make you feel like a million bucks. So, ditch the frumpy outfits and go buy yourself some amazing, yet comfortable clothes. When looking for pants and slacks, find a fit that flatters your body type. And when shopping for tops and blouses, see what colors highlight your best facial features. You won’t be dreading video conference calls anymore when you know you look your absolute best.

5. Focusing on Your Talents

Too many people lack self-confidence because they have a tendency to focus on their weaknesses instead of their strengths. This is why taking up a hobby, whether you enjoy playing an instrument, drawing, or painting, can be good for your self-esteem: as you practice and improve your skills, you’ll be gaining greater confidence in your abilities. And if you participate in a class, whether in person or online, you may start conversations with other hobbyists, become less of an introvert, and improve your communication skills.    

6. Practicing Gratitude

Take time each day to meditate and reflect on your blessings. Even if you feel down, stressed out, or anxious, focusing on what is good in your life will help you better cope with your circumstances. You can try journaling and putting your thoughts down on paper, which will allow you to reflect back on them later and see what changes – positive and negative – have happened in your life. This may help you feel more in control and confident about the future.  

Boosting your self-esteem will improve your outlook on life and help you feel at the top of your game. So pick a strategy – or two – that you can stick to, and see your confidence soar. You’ll soon be ready to reach your goals and achieve your dreams.

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12 thoughts on “6 Strategies to Boost Your Confidence

    • Hilary Tan says:

      Hi Pooja! Agreed, belly dancing does look like fun but I don’t have the time for it either.

      I think it’s awesome that you are vegan. Lately, I’ve been trying to make a lot more vegan dishes and have switched to a mostly plant based diet. You inspired me to make the switch.

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      • Pooja G says:

        I also have no idea where I would learn bellydancing. Maybe on YouTube…

        Omg you have no idea how happy that makes me! I’m so glad you’re trying to eat more plant based dishes. I know that not everyone can give up all animal products but I really think it’s great even when people try to eat a majority of plan based foods.

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      • Hilary Tan says:

        YouTube has a plethora of educational videos on all subjects and topics, so I would recommend starting there 🙂 I switched to a mostly HCLF vegan diet about 3 weeks ago after suffering from intolerable stomach pain, indigestion, and bloating. Since going plant-based, I haven’t had any major digestive issues (or even minor ones if they happen).

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      • Pooja G says:

        Yeah if I ever get a minute I’ll hit YouTube first and try to watch some tutorials.

        Oh wow that’s great. I also had a couple of issues with indigestion before going plant based but nothing major so I never did anything about it but I realised these issues went away on their own when I switched to a fully vegan diet.

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      • Pooja G says:

        Thanks and yeah a lot of them seemed to disappear after I cut out animal products. Even my anxiety and concentration got better which I didn’t realise till a few months in. I guess my body needed to detox.

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  1. ZeroSpace says:

    I could not read past starting a business. I am sure the rest of them are solid, but dedicating a small-ass little section to starting a business and then adding a sort of footnote like “by the way, you need to write a business plan” makes me laugh. Unless a person puts A LOT of time into a business plan, it is going to fail and most of them do. To act like this is something we should do to build confidence and then the tone of that being as if the process is easy as 1-2-3… it just rubbed me the wrong way. Sorry I know this comment is fairly rude, but when guests say stupid things I will call it out. There’s a plug to a business building website and it’s almost as if it’s a plug item just to get the other dude website traffic. I am wondering how many people are smart enough to pick up on that. I won’t be offended if you don’t let this comment go through, ha, I know that I am being super mean. On the plus side, this comment is so long that it helped me get though a meal without blogging myself which I did not feel like doing.

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    • Hilary Tan says:

      True, but he did have the decency to reach out to me asking to have his article featured on my blog. I couldn’t say no. There’s nothing really inflammatory about this blog post and I see ppl make shameless plugs all the time. It didn’t really bother me. That being said, as usual, I appreciate your honestly. I don’t believe on removing comments like these – positive and negative criticism is welcome here. Hopefully the author reads the comments and can use the feedback to further his business endeavors.

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