Having high self- confidence, does wonders in every aspect of your life. Research has proven that people with greater level of self-confidence are more healthy, successful, and enjoy a more accomplished life.
I will give you 9 confidence building techniques that will help you build self-confidence:
1. Stop Comparing Yourself to Others
One of the most effective techniques that will help you immensely towards achieving self-confidence is to stop comparing yourself with others. It is troublesome as in reality; you only view a small part of how that person really is. Everyone sees, feels, thinks and learn things differently.
Always remember you are the only person with your ability, it may not be some sort of super-human power you have but the possibilities in you and the way you do things will be endless and different to everyone else, no two fingerprints are the same. Just remember that!
2. Always Make Eye Contact
Most people are majorly afraid of how other people will judge them. By making eye contact you tell yourself that you are unafraid, worthy and confident.
A simple trick that works is to look between their eyebrows in the center of their head, this is less intimidating for you and it works!
At first many people have to force themselves to make eye contact but it can become a habit very soon and it improves your self-confidence.
3. Exercise & Healthy Eating
How you look also is the number one cause of poor self-confidence. Improving your physical appearance can help tremendously and exercising is the best way to go about it. It makes you look better and feel great.
Do you know that 70% of weight loss is diet based. So find a diet that works for you and follow an exercise routine that makes you glad!
4. Dress Sharp
Have you ever heard the saying “when you look good, you feel good? There is a lot of truth in this statement. When you dress smart, it has a positive psychological effect that can favor your confidence level.
Research has proven that dressing sharp can immediately increase your confidence levels.
5. Compliment Others Often
Think positively as it will allow you to see good in people and compliment on their strong points. As chances are that you will get a sincere compliment in return that will boost your confidence levels. But go easy on the compliments though, you don’t want to come across as a groupie.
6. Help Those Less Fortunate
Helping other who are less fortunate is the best empowering feelings you can experience. Those who do social-work have incredibly high self-confidence, self-esteem and a great outlook on life.
As Tony Robbins puts it: “The secret of living is giving”.
7. Face Your Fears & Don’t Fear Failure
This is the major reason for low level of confidence in millions of people. Our fear control our actions. When you fear something you feel weak that is second to poor level of confidence. In order to overcome this you have to face your fears.
Learn to never fear failures. As couple of fears never define your destiny! Everyone in life fails numerous times. Bouncing back is what it counts!
8. Carry ‘Confidence’ With You
Easy tips to boost your confidence level:
• Use your hands to explain things, this helps to draw your crowd a clear picture of your explanations.
• Speak clearly and with a reasonable volume.
• Don’t cross your arms as this shows insecurity.
• Be conscious of your posture
9. Fake It, Til You Make It
This saying talks volumes. If you are in an uncomfortable situation, apply tactics of the confident peoples (they can be confident person, movie stars, or someone that you have felt comfortable around before)
These will become your own habits within no time and it will definitely pay off.