Three Proven Ways To Elevate Your Confidence

Three Proven Ways To Elevate Your Confidence

According to a recent report, 85% of people worldwide deal with low self-esteem. As such, if you struggle with your confidence – you aren’t alone. 

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You’ll be pleased to hear, however, that there are plenty of steps you can take to bring your confidence to new heights. Here are just a few examples to get you started!

1: Brighten that smile. 

Did you know that the simple act of smiling can boost your confidence? 

This is because going through the motion of smiling (even if we don’t really feel like doing so) triggers the release of specific endorphins within your brain. These endorphins are tied to feelings of contentment, happiness, and, most crucially, confidence. 

However, many people are self-conscious about their smiles due to their teeth, which means that they often take steps to avoid smiling or showing their teeth. If this is something you are guilty of, consider taking steps to brighten or improve your smile. For example, you could schedule an appointment with a local dentist to deal with any complaints or arrange to see a hygienist. 

2: Start exercising more often. 

Exercising can also improve your confidence levels, due to the fact that it triggers the release of the same feel-good hormones mentioned above. Beyond this, it can help to tackle many of the complaints that made you lack confidence in the first place, such as by helping you to maintain a healthy weight. Studies have also been shown to prove that movement and taking care of your body can help to clear your mind and break down creative blocks. 

Fortunately, getting into the world of exercise does not need to be costly. In fact, there are plenty of ways to get fit for free, whether you follow online tutorials, use a fitness app as a guide for your workouts, or simply go for a walk

3: Identify the cause of your low self-esteem.

Identifying the root of your confidence issues is sometimes key to resolving them. For example, if you find that you often think about yourself in a negative light, then it could be that you are your own worst enemy when it comes to building your confidence. Without addressing this and adopting a more positive mindset, you will continue to tear yourself down each time you make progress.

Alternatively, you may be dealing with low self-confidence due to the way in which other people are treating you. For example, if a colleague is constantly undermining you at work or criticizing your work unfairly, you could begin to doubt your skillset or deal with imposter syndrome. In these cases, learning to stick up for yourself is crucial! 

While it can sometimes be difficult to examine the “deeper” reasoning behind lowered confidence and self-esteem, this is crucial work when it comes to leaving these issues behind and becoming a more confident individual. If you are not sure where to even start when it comes to this task, consider reaching out to a therapist or counselor who can help you get started on the right path.

Working to address these issues means that you know how to respond when your confidence takes a dip in the future! 

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