Only 4% of women consider view themselves as “beautiful,” according to Dove’s The Real Truth About Beauty: Revisited study. Low self-confidence is serious issue that can greatly affect a person’s quality of life. You may choose to avoid social situations, develop eating disorders, experience trouble falling and/or staying asleep, and more. But the good news is that you can build back your self-confidence by following just a few simple steps.
There’s no better way to start your day than by speaking aloud a positive mantra. This can be something as simple as “you are a great person and will accomplish great things in life,” or it can be longer and more complex. The purpose in speaking this mantra is to build your self-confidence on a sub-conscious level. If you say it enough, your brain will instinctively view it as being real.
There’s No Such Thing as Failure
In order to build your self-confidence, you must first change the way in which you think. Instead of viewing your actions as failures, think of them as learning experiences. Even if you don’t accomplish your goal with a specific activity, chances are you still learned something — and that’s what really matters. Author William Golding, for instance, had his now-classic novel Lord of the Flies rejected 20 times before it was finally picked up and published. If he had stopped after the first rejection, English literature would have never been the same.
Take Care of Physical Self
Self-confidence begins with taking care of one’s physical health. Do you exercise on a regular basis? Ar you eating a balanced and nutritious diet? If not, you should be! Some people are stuck in the mindset of picking up fast food meals on a daily basis. Processed foods such as this lack any real nutritional value, which in turn disturbs your body’s natural hormone production cycle. Building your diet around leafy green vegetables, fresh fruit, lean meats, and whole grains will encourage a healthy body and mind.
Focus on Your Accomplishments
Each and every person has accomplished something positive in his or her life. Rather than focusing your attention on these negative aspects of your life, focus on your accomplishments. If you recently received an award for outstanding work or academic excellent, hang it in your office or bedroom where you can see it everyday.
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