It can be pretty tough to feel confident if there are other people/things/society constantly reminding you that you’re not good enough, pretty enough, rich enough, stylish enough, etc. This is especially true during quarantine.
So today, we’re giving you four ways that you can boost your confidence. Take notes!
- Find A Hobby At Home. Do you have a hobby? If you do, make some time out of your schedule to practicing, and getting better at it. If you don’t have a passion or hobby just yet,, try anything and everything because you’ll find what it is that you DON’T like – which will get you closer to finding out what it is that you do. This could be as simple as exercise or reading a new genre of books, or something like pottery or photography.
- Let Go Of Negative Influences. It’s really hard to walk away from people, or cut people off – especially if you love them. But you have to recognize that they are negative influences in your life. Whether they cut you down, make you feel ugly or incapable, tell you you’re not good enough, or refuse to love you or be there for you the way you would for them – LET THEM GO. Tell yourself over and over again that you deserve better, and you’ll find the strength to walk away. It may seem scary to be without that person, but there is something more wonderful waiting for you on the other side. Additionally, simply removing negative people off your social media can do wonders for your overall happiness.
- Take Note Of The Good Things. This practice has been suggested / recommended / shared by some of the world’s most successful people (and experts in self-love, happiness, etc.). Writing down what you’re grateful for, will serve as reminders of how blessed we are, and shift our perspective to focusing on what we DO have, instead of constantly worrying about what we DON’T.
- Put You First. We all have others in our lives. While focusing on them is vital, in order to improve yourself you need to be the priority. Take time to do things you want to, and work toward your own real goals. This can be as simple as signing up for that yoga class, or as brave as finally starting that new business.