5 practical ways to build self-confidence


"It is confidence in our bodies, minds and spirits that allows us to keep looking for new adventures." Oprah Winfrey

Do you wish to have more self confidence? Are you settling for less than you deserve in life or limiting yourself and missing out on opportunities? Many women look at others wishing that they are as self confident and self-assured. They long to trust in their own abilities, capacities and judgements.

Being self-confident will help you achieve your goals and go after the things you want out of life.

But, building confidence is not an overnight process and it is not a trait we attain and keep stored forever. Confidence is a relationship that we will work on for the rest of our lives. Our confidence cup needs to be replenished all the time; we need to continually work at it as we evolve, as circumstances change and life bends in directions we never saw coming.

Women are often encouraged to step into this head-held-high, strong-backboned version of themselves with little direction on how to get there. Here are 5 tips that you can start working on to help build your self-confidence.

Dress Well

An easy way to boost your self -confidence immediately is to dress smartly. The clothes we wear can affect how we feel. If you want to feel more confident, dress the way a confident version of yourself would. So wear that dress that makes you feel like you could take on the world – you look good, feel good and ultimately you are comfortable and confident.

Use Positive Affirmations

Make it a habit to recite positive affirmations to yourself everyday. Positive affirmations replace negative opinions we hold with positive ones and help us change the way we view and think about ourselves. As a result you feel confident and would will be more successful in the things you do.

Get a Hobby

Find something that you are very passionate about and commit yourself to giving it a go. This could be cooking, photography, craft or anything else .If you’re interested or passionate about a certain activity you are more likely to be motivated and build your skills more quickly.

Start working out

Exercise can be a huge boost to your self-confidence. Studies have shown that exercise can improve your mood and in some cases help combat depression and anxiety once done in addition to regular treatment. Working out regularly is not only a healthy habit but it will improve your physical body and health in the long-term.

Celebrate your small wins

Celebrating your small victories is a great way to start building confidence and feeling better about yourself. Try congratulating yourself each time you do something great. Here is a tip: Write down three things you did well at the end of each day.