New year is fast approaching and you might find yourself writing those all important new year’s resolutions to ensure that you kick start the new year the right way. But while so many of us focus on things like weight loss and fitness journeys, do any of us really tackle some of the issues we handle on a day to day basis? You may find that each day you have a constant battle with yourself, a battle that consists of the voice in your head telling you that you aren’t good enough, that you can’t do something or that you might fail. Many of us have this voice, it’s just that it is louder for others and often it can stem from a lack of confidence, so next year be productive about it. Tackle the confidence and make a difference that will matter, and I have just the four ways you can do it.
Make an effort in the areas that make you feel good about yourself
One sure fire way to give your confidence a boost quickly is to make an effort in an area that makes you feel good. If you automatically feel better when you dress nicely go ahead and do it, it doesn’t matter if you have no place to be. If wearing makeup makes you feel stronger then wear it with pride, and while you’re at it go for a bold lip colour. If it’s a case of just doing your hair then get up earlier and do it. Making effort with these actions will help you to feel better and ultimately feel more confident.
Change your mental mindset
Often the little voice in our heads is the negativity trying to take over our thought process, so make sure you are aware of it, and then focus on a positive outlook instead. With any negative thought you get turn it around into something positive. This might feel hard at first but it will soon become a daily habit, much like the negativity did. You will soon start to hear that inner critical voice less. A positive mindset can also mean feeling grateful for what you do have in your life.
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Just start smiling
Smile. It is that simple. Smile and the world smiles with you. But, I can also appreciate that not all of us are confident in our own smile. Can you sense the running theme here? If you have your own issues then why not make some changes and tackle them. You could get your teeth whitened at places like Natural Smiles. Visit the dentist and get some work done on them to help you feel better. Smiling is one of the most natural things to do, but in this day and age we do it less frequent. Change the habit and smile and see what a difference it could make.
Give a little more
Finally, giving and doing good deeds is a great way to feel good about yourself and boost your confidence. You get that overwhelming feeling of doing something for others or less fortunate than you and that can really highlight some of the amazing qualities you have. Give to charity, forfeit some of your time to do something worthwhile. Just give a little more into the world and you will find that naturally it gives a little back to.
I hope that some of these ways help you to boost your confidence in 2018.