Confidence is essential in all aspects of your life including home, work, and relationships. It helps you be more successful in those areas as well as improve your health and overall well-being.
When it comes to your blog/business confidence is even more important. If you’re like me you’re in this alone. You ARE your business. That can get lonely so we need to have that confidence to keep going.
It’s not enough to just be confident one day. You need to exercise your confidence to grow it and make it stronger. To become more confident as a blogger you need to work at it every day.
Are you ready to grow your confidence and rock your blogger journey? Try these tips!
Face Your Inner Critic
You are your own harshest critic. I’m sure you’ve had that little voice in the back of your mind that said you couldn’t do it. One way to quiet your inner critic is to become more confident.
Facing your inner critic also reduces your anxiety and fear. As someone who struggles with social anxiety, I deal with my inner critic on a daily basis. I tend to overthink and worry about many different things. Check out this post for some tips on how to cope with anxiety.
When negative thoughts come into my mind I acknowledge them in a non-judgemental way. This way I don’t let them take over and make me feel worse. It really helps to stand up to your inner critic. This will help you build confidence in yourself.
Use Affirmations Daily
Using affirmations is another great way to build confidence. They also help to talk back to that inner critic we were talking about.
Find some positive and encouraging affirmations and write them down. Maybe when you first wake up read them to yourself or do it in the afternoon when you start to feel down. Try your best to believe them.
Doing this each day will be very powerful. I read my affirmations first thing in the morning as it gives me a huge boost to my confidence. When I do this it really feels like I can do anything. Give it a try!
Surround Yourself With Positive People
Do you have a friend who makes you feel bad about yourself or puts you down? Maybe it’s time to say goodbye. According to Verywell Mind, the people you spend time with influence your thoughts and attitudes about yourself more than you think.
You want to have people around you who believe in you and boost you up. Pay attention to your feelings when you are with your friends. Limit your time with those people that don’t accept you for who you are.
Be Kind To Yourself
It’s easy to be hard on yourself when you make a mistake or fail. It can make you feel really bad about yourself. In these situations, you need to stay positive and be nice to yourself.
Because I tend to be very self-critical I constantly work on self-compassion. When you fail give yourself a break. Failure is a part of life and it’s how we learn.
Practicing self-compassion allows you to better handle challenging situations and emotions. It can definitely help you become more confident.
Think of it like this. If a friend had a setback would you give them a hard time? No. You would try to relate to their situation to make them feel better. Give yourself the same compassion you would give a friend.
Stop Comparing Yourself To Others
Comparisons are not healthy. You need to learn to appreciate yourself and your strengths. How can you be confident in yourself if you compare yourself to others? You can’t.
You are only living your life. Do you think those super successful people are comparing themselves to others? Nope. They are confident in what they do.
Only compare yourself with who you were yesterday. Did you succeed at something that you didn’t yesterday? Celebrate that! By doing this you will become more confident.
Don’t Try To Be Perfect
Nobody’s perfect. We’ve heard this since birth. Yet we still want perfection. It’s unrealistic.
I fall into this trap myself. I want things to be just right but I tend to not get things done and then I feel bad about myself. I’m learning to live with and embrace my imperfections. After all, they make me unique.
You’re not being fair to yourself if you are trying to be perfect. Once you get rid of that expectation you can focus on what you are doing and who you are. This will help you become more confident in yourself.
Taking care of your body is very important to becoming more confident. It’s hard to feel confident if you’re not feeling well or you don’t like how you look. This is why people dress up and women wear makeup.
According to Verywell Mind, if you practice self-care, you know you’re doing something positive for your mind, body, and spirit, and you’ll naturally feel more confident. Eating well will improve your health as well as help you become more confident. Being physically active can help improve your body image which will boost your confidence.
Meditation is another great way to get in tune with your feelings. It helps you to discover and accept yourself. Without all the negative thoughts it’s easier to become more confident. Make sure you get enough sleep each night. If you wake up stressed or exhausted it’ll be harder to feel confident.
Being confident can be difficult but it’s so important. It takes time to build it up so start now. I really hope these tips help you become more confident. Good luck!
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