If you don’t have confidence in yourself and in your skills, you will not attain the success in life or in your career you are striving for. If you don’t believe in yourself no else will.
It’s normal to go through times when you struggle with self-confidence and it can be difficult to break out and restore your confidence.
Here are five steps you can take to build (or re-build) your confidence.
Pay attention to your appearance
Do what you can to feel good about the way you look. Get a haircut, shave, get a new cologne, invest in some contacts, or purchase a new suit. If you feel good about the way you look you’ll likely feel more confident.
Get sleep, eat well, and make time for exercise
Your health plays an important role in how confident you feel so be sure to get enough sleep, eat healthy foods, avoid alcohol and nicotine, and take some time to stay physically fit.
Work on positive self-talk
Your voice is the one you hear the most throughout the day so focus on positive and encouraging messages.
Surround yourself with people who believe in you
Try to arrange regular conversations with friends and colleagues who support you and build you up.
Take small risks
Find some successes. Take on a new project. Start small and begin to have some success and you’ll find your confidence increasing.
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