A recent survey found that only 60% of girls and 67% of boys felt they were confident people. That means 33-40% of young people aren’t confident as confident as they’d like to be. That’s not good.
You’ve probably heard the phrase “You are what you eat” – but have you ever been told, “You are what you READ”? You might be surprised by the impact social media has on your confidence…
Social media can make or break your confidence levels
Most of us spend hours each week on social media but we don’t always realise just how much what we read on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram affects our mood and, ultimately, our confidence levels.
You can’t always avoid all the negative stuff, but if you follow positive, confident people you’re more likely to feel more positive and confident yourself. So who are these positive people? Have a look at our Top Ten Inspirational Tweeters and start following them right now!
Ten Inspirational Tweeters
Although Richard Branson is best known for being a multi-millionaire entrepreneur, his Twitterfeed is packed full of everything from kite surfing to campaigning for prisoners’ right to tips on how to present yourself at interviews. If you want to learn from the experts, his tweets are unmissable!
Queen of the chat shows Oprah Winfrey has interviewed everyone from Barack Obama to Michael Jackson, but her real interest lies in the lives of ordinary people. Follow her tweets for inspiring real life stories plus thought-provoking videos on spirituality.
You probably know Davina McCall as the host of many popular TV shows – but she’s also a health and fitness expert and her Twitterfeed is full of useful tips on looking after your health, staying fit and eating the right stuff. And she’s so cheerful it hurts!
Funny guy Russell Howard is most famous for his “Good News” TV show and he shares loads of quirky stories on Twitter, as well as lots of funny photos and videos. Always a good place to start if you’re looking for a laugh!
You may or may not like Rita Ora’s music but it’s hard not to respect her achievements after the challenges she faced fleeing a war zone in her childhood. She’s an incredibly positive person and that comes through in her Twitter feed.
You might expect the founder of Microsoft to fill his Twitterfeed with computer news – but this philanthropist’s real interest lies in getting rid of poverty, hunger and disease, improving human rights and making the world a better place. Bill Gates should be your first stop if you’re interested in the environment or humanitarian issues.
Kid President shot to fame when his videos were viewed millions of times on YouTube. He’s got lots of positive things to say about what we can do to improve our lives. It’s amazing what one young person has done to inspire the world. You should check him out,
Our golden girl of the Olympics, Jessica Ennis-Hill is one of the most positive people we know! She also does loads of good stuff for charities. If you’re ever feeling a bit down in the dumps, have a quick read of her tweets and your bad mood won’t stay for long.
Is there anywhere in the world Bear Grylls hasn’t diced with death? On Twitter he shares great survival tips for life, plus inspirational quotes and stories. He’s the master of motivation and not to be missed!
As well as sharing extracts from her latest books and interesting titbits about Harry Potter and his mates, JK Rowling is passionate about supporting issues that affect the lives of children and young people. She is also famous for her hilarious way of dealing with trolls!
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Make sure you follow Unstoppable Teen’s very own Kevin Mincher to get helpful tips on how to boost your motivation, build your confidence, get the grades you want, and keep up to date with all things unstoppable!
Surround yourself with positive people
Motivational coach Jim Rohn famously said: “You are the average of the five people you spend most time with” – but it isn’t just time spent in the real world that makes a difference. Follow a few of these positive peeps online and their positivity will help your confidence soar!