7 Confidence Building Techniques

Confidence building techniques are a great way to help a person improve her self esteem, see her worth and project a more positive version of herself when out in public. Most people are not born with confidence. Instead, this is learned over time. The following are seven tips to help you improve your confidence.

  1. One way to build your confidence is to celebrate when good things happen to you. If you receive a promotion, go out with friends, and if you earn a great grade on a paper, treat yourself to new clothing, a massage, or video game.
  2. Next, you should remind yourself of your strengths. This way, even when you are feeling down, you can lift yourself back up by knowing that you are good at things and have worth in this world.
  3. Practice things that make you nervous. If you know you have issues speaking in front of groups, read up on public speaking and consider taking a class on it. 
  4. Talk to friends when you are feeling insecure. The people in your life are there for a reason: they care about you. When worried about a test, a job interview, or life in general, call or email the people in your life.
  5. Act on things rather than worrying about the future or dwelling on past mistakes. One of the best ways to speed past anxiety is to stay busy and to turn negatives into positives. Thus, if you feel embarrassed because you spilled water on your work computer, don't go straight home. Instead, make plans to go see your friends, go see a movie by yourself or head to the library to read.
  6. Humor really is the best medicine for building confidence. The best way to build confidence is to learn to use humor to get through even the most awkward of situations. If you can get people to laugh with you rather than at you, it is bound to do wonders for your self esteem.
  7. Lastly, it pays to plan ahead, If you know what to expect from a situation, it can make you feel more confident. Thus, if you are heading into an interview, read up on the company's history, mission statement and staff. Doing this will make you feel prepared, and this in turn will build your confidence. 
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