Feeling wobbly? Stop right there! Boost your self-confidence now and forever with these simple tips
Some people have just got it, haven’t they? You see it, as soon as they walk into the room. They’re the ones everyone wants to be around. In fact, they’re the ones everyone really wants to be. I guess they were just born like that, right?
Well actually, no. Some people are born more confident than others although anyone can learn to have greater self-belief. It starts with thinking positively. Whether you think big or small, just having the courage to think for yourself means you instantly grow a little in confidence. It is something that takes practise, though. You don’t just wake up one morning a more confident person. You need to remember that your ideas are valuable. When you believe in yourself, others believe in you too.
So what can you do today to start building your self-confidence? Here are some quick and simple ways to change your thinking and feel better about yourself every day. Set your phone alarm to remind you to stick with it.
Set yourself up for a great day by listening to an inspirational podcast. You could be in the shower, on the bus or walking to school or college; wherever you have time to yourself. There are some great podcasts out there. Here are a few of our favourites.
While you’re eating your lunch, take ten minutes to catch up with some positive people on Twitter – have a look at our top ten inspirational Tweeters if you’re not sure who to follow, or go for the long read and follow a few inspiring bloggers – our Unstoppable Teen blog is a great place to start!
How much time do you spend watching YouTube or Netflix at night? Make sure you fit some confidence-boosting time between all those cute cats and Game of Thrones reruns! Watching even one inspiring video a day helps to boost your self-esteem. TED Talks every topic you could think of and give your brain a quick workout too. And YouTube stars like Casey Niestat are entertaining yet thought-provoking. So switch up your channels and get yourself more confident, one day at a time.
Good luck, and remember your inner confidence is in there; you just need to discover it!