Acknowledge Your Flaws and Insecurities
Before you start anything, acknowledge where you have flaws or insecurities. You may think that you need to lose weight or that your hair is unmanageable.
By focusing on the areas that you believe are bad, you have areas that you can improve on to help boost your self-confidence.
Focus on the Good Stuff
Now that you know the bad stuff, what do you like about your body or yourself? There is something. Maybe you like your eyes, your ears or the fact that you are a great listener to your friends.
You may have skills that you excel in. Focus on these good parts as they help you realise that there are things you can do and are good at in your life!
Learn from Your Mistakes
Nobody is perfect. You will make mistakes but there’s no point regretting them. Take the time to learn from them so you don’t make them again.
You could even help others by giving them tips from the mistakes you have made! By learning, you will be more confident when you do the same tasks in the future.
Talk to Your Friends and Family
Share your confidence issues with your friends and family members. They will be supportive and help you through this time.
If you have friends or family members who are very confident, ask them for their tips to become more like them.
Take some time to focus on all the things that you have in life. It’s easy to get bogged down on the things that you want to happen that you overlook the things you should be thankful for.
This is especially important if something bad led to one of your insecurities – maybe you are thankful to be alive.
Look at Things with a Positive Angle
Focus on the positives of anything and everything that happens. Remaining positive will help you feel better about yourself; negativity just fuels insecurities.
By remaining positive, you will also help to improve many areas of your life as people feel happier being around you and will want to see you more. Never let someone else’s words get you down.
Take criticism onboard and look for ways that you can better yourself.
Accept Compliments When They Happen
People don’t see the bad stuff in most cases. They see the things that you are good for, whether you are funny, look great in an outfit or have a skill that they wish they had.
When they compliment you, accept it and say thank you. Allow the compliments to boost your confidence and believe them that you are good at something/look good/sound great.