How to Build Your Confidence

How to Build Your Confidence

Confidence isn’t just liking your selfies. Confidence flows into all areas of your life. Confidence is believing in yourself, having the conviction that you have the ability to meet life’s challenges and succeed while also trusting in your qualities and judgement. But, what if you have little or no confidence in yourself?

Establishing confidence in yourself can be a difficult task, especially if you start with very little. But there are many ways that you can make little changes to your life to help you feel more confident.

If you are struggling with your self-confidence, please find the following six simple ways that you can boast your morale. 

Practice self-love.

Self-love can mean different things to people, but the basis of self-love is that it is a state of appreciation for yourself, whether that is by accepting your flaws, weaknesses, the things you don’t like about yourself physically or emotionally or all of the above. 

It is easy to beat yourself up when life gets hard, but practising self-love can increase your self-esteem and give a more profound sense of inner confidence – even after your past mistakes, hardships and failings. 

Write positive affirmations daily.

There are so many benefits of writing daily affirmations, such as –

  • changing your mindset to be more positive,
  • motivating yourself to act,
  • encouraging you to concentrate and achieve your goals,
  • helping you to feel more positive about yourself. 

Writing affirmations can increase your confidence as well as changing your mindset.

Positive affirmations are also known as positive statements that can aid in overcoming negative thoughts about oneself. Repeating positive messages daily has been proven to lead people to finally start believing in themselves.

Wear your favourite outfit.

The term “dress to impress” has never been so fitting until now.

Studies have shown that the way you dress can subtly impact how you are feeling. So, putting your favourite outfit on can actually improve how you perceive yourself, which therefore builds your confidence. 

Do something you love.

This might seem like a simple idea, but doing something you love can increase your confidence as you know you’re good at it. 

Using your natural talents, interests and passions to achieve excellent results in a task or project will give you a sense of purpose, and this alone can give you a massive confidence boost.

Get rid of negativity. 

Negativity can come in many shapes and forms, but the most prominent one in the 21st century is social media. 

Studies and research have linked higher levels of negative emotions such as envy, loneliness, anxiety, and depression to social media usage. Therefore, to improve your mood, you need to decrease the amount of time you spend on social platforms and increase time spent on other things such as physical activities, spending time with loved ones in person, and getting out in nature. 

Smile More.

When it comes to your self-confidence, what you look like matters a lot, especially when it comes to the appearance of your teeth.

One of the very first things you notice about a person is their smile. Many people feel insecure about their smile, either because of gaps or crookedness, and this can cause you to dislike yourr appearance and perhaps even try to hide your teeth behind your hand or a sleeve while you smile. Smiling is proven to help improve mental health, and by smiling more, you make yourself feel more confident. 

At Self Braces, we can help you achieve the appearance of an ideal smile through personalised treatment plans, flexible pricing models, and custom-made transparent aligners. To find out more, please click here. 

There are more than six things you can do when trying to build your self-confidence. However, the main ones are getting rid of negativity, doing something you love or good at, wearing your favourite outfit, writing daily affirmations, and smiling more. 

Choosing clear aligners can help boost your confidence as they are discreet while improving your teeth’ appearance, and here at Self Braces, we want to maintain our clients’ confidence as they work towards their goals. If you would like to book a consultation, please click here. 

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