Many people would like to be more confident. More confident in appearance, more independent in thinking, mentally stronger, less shy – in short: you would like to have more self-confidence. In psychology, self-awareness has two meanings: The awareness of one’s own existence. And: the certainty of your own self-worth. But HOW can self-confidence be strengthened? In fact, there are some means, ways, and tips for doing this. We’ll give you 5 tips on how to become more confident.
Accept Your Mistakes
It is extremely important to admit that mistakes are human and can happen to anyone. In our society, mistakes have an extremely negative aftertaste. In other countries or cultures, mistakes are simply part of personality development. Try to change your attitude towards mistakes and see them as an opportunity to develop yourself. If you look around your team, you will find that your colleagues are making mistakes too. It is normal for mistakes to happen. The key is to find out how it came about and learn from it. One mistake does not determine your worth as a person. There is no reason to be afraid of it. Have more confidence in yourself and be ready to go wrong sometimes. This attitude helps a lot in your own self-confidence.
Put a stop to your negative thoughts. Positive thinking is the basis for positive charisma. Your fellow human beings will immediately notice this aura. And positive thinking is contagious. So think of nice moments or something that makes you happy or cheer you up. And already you radiate more self-confidence.
This point follows on from the previous one. Smiling not only makes you appear more positive on those around you, it also helps you subconsciously. When you smile, your brain knows which muscles are being used. This ensures that it releases more happiness hormones. So smiling not only affects your appearance, but also your own attitude and happiness.
Discover Your Strengths
If you’re unsure of what your strengths are, make a list. We don’t expect you to create a psychological profile of yourself. But think about which traits you would call strengths and which traits may not be as pronounced as you would like them to be. Take some time to reflect. When you have the list, try to play to your strengths and work on your weaknesses. It is important, however, that you do not only work on your weaknesses, but that you really use your strengths.
Exercise not only affects your appearance, but also your self-image. Sport is ideal for overcoming lethargy or energy valleys. Go jogging, take a bike ride, hit the gym, or just take a walk. It doesn’t matter how you exercise. You will feel better afterward. Not only do you have more energy and motivation afterward, you also have the experience of having achieved something. And that always feels good. The joy of life and energy as well as the improved external appearance are a super boost for your self-confidence!