Boost your confidence with these 5 simple tips

Published on: 5 July 2022, 16:34 pm IST

An expert tells you 5 easy tricks for how to build confidence. Read on and conquer the world with confidence!

Gurpreet Kaur
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It would not be wrong to say that we all want to be successful while earning name and fame for ourselves. Who doesn’t want to be able to fulfill their dreams and earn financial gains too? However, there’s one thing that can come between you and your success, and that is nothing but your own self-confidence. It is a feeling of trust that one has in his/her abilities, qualities and judgment. But for that, you must know how to build confidence.

Self-confidence, as a whole, means you trust yourself that you can control any situation and hence, your life. For instance, you feel more confident in yourself when you know you can excel in an area of particular expertise, but feel less confident in things that you do not know much about.

Hence, having a healthy level of self-confidence can help you become more successful, in both your personal and professional life. In fact, it also gives you motivation to work towards your goals because you can always have control on how you present yourself in front of others.

Let’s find out how to build confidence?

Fortunately, there are several ways in which you can increase your self-confidence. Dr Kamna Chhiber, a renowned psychologist at Fortis Healthcare, tells Health Shots 5 easy aspects that can help a person build confidence:

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1. Focus on your abilities

Make sure to always focus on what your strengths are, and reinforce them in your own mind by giving yourself reminders about them.

2. Believe in yourself always

Most confident people have a strong value system that they believe in and eventually, make their decisions based on that. Be the best version of yourself in order to be what you aspire to be. Hence, practice skills to be able to develop a belief in your ability to do things that are a part of your work and personal life.

3. Avoid negative thoughts

Any activity that tends to build anxiety should be kept at bay. Let’s not forget that any negative feeling or any negative self-talk can limit your abilities by making you convinced that you cannot do something or it’s too difficult for you to handle. Any self-talk that is optimistic will aid you to overcome self-doubt, and take on new challenges too.

Also, read: These 7 warning signs indicate that you’re running low on confidence

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4. Monitor your progress

Break tasks and activities that you ought to do into smaller portions so that it is easier to approach them. Reinforce yourself at each step that you are able to fulfill the task, and always keep a tab on your progress. It will not only help you stay on course, but you will see more confidence in yourself as you make progress.

5. Increase your challenges

Create an hierarchy in which you progressively increase the complexity of tasks. It will make you successively see your progress and helps you feel more confident in being able to take the next, more complex task.

Gurpreet Kaur Gurpreet Kaur

A lifestyle journalist with a perennial hunger for all nice things in life - from fashion to food and different cultures. When she is not writing in her favourite coffee spot, she spends her time socializing with people or exploring different cities.