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6 Easy Ways to Boost Your Self-Confidence

How to make yourself feel like you can conquer the world in six easy steps. No, Really!

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Be Grateful

It’s easy to get fixated on the things you want rather than being thankful for what you already have. This often leads you to focus on your weaknesses as a person rather than your strengths.

6 Easy Ways to Boost Your Self-Confidence

Writing down what you’re grateful for helps

One way to reorganize your thought process is to write down three things you are grateful for and why each day. These things don’t need to be groundbreaking gratitudes, but rather small victories such as the sunny sky overhead or the cup of coffee you grabbed with a friend. Remembering to focus on the positive things in your life helps you rediscover your confidence in a real way.

 

Try Meditation

This might seem a little too new age for some people, but true self-confidence is all about self-awareness. If you become more aware of your feelings and why you are having those specific feelings, it is easier to accept the things you cannot change and be confident to affect the things you can.

6 Easy Ways to Boost Your Self-Confidence

Not feeling so hot? Try straightening out your mind with meditation.

One of the objectives during meditation is to observe yourself and surroundings without judgement. You can’t avoid or make something happen during meditation, nor are you trying to. Just sit quietly and observe (and let go of) your thoughts as a third party. Through a more thorough understanding of yourself, you can acknowledge both your strengths and weaknesses, without judgement. This eventually leads to inner calm and confidence — I promise!

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A writer, artist, and designer since she was young enough to put pencil to paper, Hilary taught herself code and created Urbanette when she was a teenager. Currently, she spends most of her time in France, NYC, London and Switzerland, and travels extensively around the world. Hilary spent the past decade living in NYC, still considers herself a New Yorker, and visits regularly. She's always looking for hot new topics, destinations, and brands to bring to Urbanette readers.

Reader Discussion: 113 Comments

  1. Bernadette Garza

    I usually do the stuff I’ve been procrastinating on, hahahaha. It works!😁😁

  2. Freda Spencer

    It’s been a week and I’ve been feeling off the rails for reasons I don’t know. I’m glad I read this article because I didn’t know what to do anymore.

  3. Janice Garcia

    Learn how to get out of the negative situation that’s making you feel down. I don’t know why, but my life is full of drama and I’m a magnet for it. The only lesson I’ve learned that really made an impact on my entire mental and physical health is that I get out of it as soon as I see red flags. Whether it’s in relationships, friendships, family or even work, if I no longer see the benefit it’s giving me and the cons weigh more than the cons, I get out of it. I don’t plan on drowning in the negativity that the people around me inflict.

  4. Miriam Love

    When I’m feeling down I tend to not groom myself properly. Like I’d go out without a wash of makeup or dressing up properly. But the problem with that is that you just feel worse than you already do and that’s not the goal here.

  5. Margaret Ross

    It’s a great idea to clear your head because when you’re feeling lost, it’s mostly because your thoughts are very cluttered!

    • Elisa Chambers

      I never thought of this!

  6. Karen Perry

    Sometimes I get frustrated with my progress in life and my confidence shatters alsmot instantly. What I usually do is set smaller goals that are easier to achieve, but in the end gets me closer to my bigger goal.

  7. Mildred Davis

    I try to always be proud of myself no matter what the outcome is. Like for certain decisions that I made and sometimes it doesn’t turn out to be the best decision I’ve done, I still give myself a tap on the shoulder because I was brave enough to go through it.

    • Marilyn Taylor

      It’s good to reward yourself.

  8. Cindy Nichols

    Whenever I don’t feel motivated, I switch up my to-do list and go for tasks that I can finish easily. I don’t want to force myself to do something that I’m not 100% motivated for because I’ll just end up disappointed with the outcome. Feeling disappointed could just lead to more negative feelings. So it’s best to just stick with easy tasks that once you’re finished doing it, you’ll know that you were still productive and that you’ve accomplished something. I don’t think it’s a bad thing that you changed your schedule just because you weren’t feeling it. It’s called self-care.

  9. Inez Knight

    Just be kind to yourself even for a little while! ❤️

    • Josephine Strickland

      This is a great trick, honestly. We forget this a lot.

  10. Margaret Palmer

    I usually remind myself that life isn’t always about success. It can have failures but you don’t have to stay on that negative side. Everyone experiences failures. I remind myself that the failures are lessons and that I should just keep moving forward and set myself up to win. I think your mindset has a big effect on your confidence. I mean, you can always just keep looking ahead instead of looking back, since you’re not going that way. It’s also great to remove anything from your life that doesn’t help you grow as a person.

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