that's life!: The magazine with heart
Home Real Life | Puzzles | Food | Mum's Club | Pets | Your Life | Win | Videos | Specials
Help
Your Life
Your Life>Your Good Health>BOOST your confidence

Your Good Health

Real Beauty

Style Blogger

Your Stars

 

How do you usually enter competitions?

Website
Magazine
Social media
Email
from:
Posted by on

BOOST your confidence

Find your inner confidence with our easy tips!

Boost your confidence
Set goals

Build confidence by setting achievable goals. Write a list of things you'd like in life and pick a few to work towards. Once you've reached these goals choose some more.

Think about what you want in life and write down some values

The key to making your values work for you is that you must make them your own. Once you know your values, live by them as much as you can.

Home: Feng shui your home

Say positive things about yourself out loud to cancel negative self-thoughts

The next time you catch yourself in a put down, say out loud 'I cancel that' and replace with a good thought.

Silence your inner critic

We all have one. Ask it to be specific - for example 'What, exactly, is frightening me about being a portrait painter?' And then, if necessary, ignore it - especially blanket judgments like 'You're a loser; you'll never be able to do that'. Nothing silences your inner critic more than action.

Make a list of your strong points

Write down positive things about yourself and things you are good at doing. Think of compliments you've received or things that come easily to you.

Real Life Stories: Are you a great catch?

Choose two things to work on

From your list choose two points that you want to develop. Success builds upon success and the better you become at things the more confidence you'll gain.

Ask for what you want

The old principle 'Ask and ye shall receive' is still alive and true today. If you truly desire something in your life, then go ahead and ask for it. A confident person is able to ask for whatever they want.

How to: Bring love into your life

Trust your choices

Confident people believe in their own ideas and follow through on them. If you continually seek approval from others you won't get far.

Don't take things personally

Taking negative remarks or events as a personal attack will dash your confidence. So stop believing the world is out to annoy or disappoint you.

Health: Secrets to living longer

Focus on today

Step away from old memories, past relationships and hurts.

Compliment others

When we think negatively about ourselves, we often project that feeling onto others in the form of insults or gossip. Break this cycle by praising others.

Personal ad

Write a 30-60 second speech highlighting your strengths and goals. Then recite it in front of the mirror aloud whenever you need a confidence boost.

Love: Flirting tips 101

Good posture

Slumped shoulders and lethargic movements display a lack of self-confidence, so practise good posture. Stand up straight, keep your head up and make eye contact.

Speak up

During group discussions many people never speak up because they're afraid of being judged. This fear isn't justified. People are much more accepting than we imagine.

Work out

Physical fitness has a huge effect on self-confidence. By working out you improve your physical appearance and energise yourself.

Life: 10 health mistakes we all make

Sit up front

In offices, public assemblies and classes all over the world, people strive to sit at the back of the room because they're afraid of being noticed. Sit in the front row and get over this fear.

Exude confidence even if you don't feel like it

Even if you are feeling a bit down, talk to yourself in an encouraging way. Try to stay away from negative thoughts and people as much as you can.

Take it in your stride

If you have a setback, don't let it get the best of you. Remember the times when you were self-confident and how good it felt and then try again.

Anger management: How to control your rage

Communicate effectively with others

It's important to know how to express your feelings and thoughts clearly and directly. You can deal with different situations and make good decisions by learning how to communicate well.

Dress smart

No-one is more conscious of your appearance than you are. When you don't look good, it changes the way you carry yourself and interact with other people.

Style: Flaunt your best style assets

Be thankful

There's no better way to change your energy than to turn up the volume on thankfulness.

Got any more great tips on how to improve confidence? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

Do you have your own story to submit?

Ever wondered if there was someone else out there with stories just like yours? Sad, happy or just extraordinary, we want to hear your true stories. Login or Register to submit your story

Related Links
BOOST your body clock
10 ways to beat fatigue
Send to a friend Print
Out Now

Grab this week's copy of that's life! for just $3.10!
See what's on offer inside

that's life! Big heart, small price.
You could win!

You could win $1000 cash or 1 of 15 fab baking sets in our Celebration Cake Challenge 2014. Enter here!

Your Mid-week Freebie!

Gold Club members have the chance to win fantastic prizes with our Mid-Week Freebies promotion. Click here to WIN!

Site Map | Subscribe | Contact Us | Advertise With Us | On Sale | Terms and Conditions | Privacy Policy
© Copyright Pacific Magazines Pty Ltd. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.