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are very few people who could call themselves perfect and be right. Most of us
need to build self confidence today, but the majority just either ignore the
issues or concentrate on the negatives: stress, worry, jobs, money problems and
relationship issues. Concentrating on these areas drains our self confidence
rather than improving it.
If you could improve your self confidence you could make more money, look and
feel better physically, or just be more relaxed with other people. Below there
are five simple techniques that have been proved to help build self confidence
1. Talk to yourself. It sounds crazy but it works. All of us have a running
monologue constantly in our heads, whether we realize it or not. Everything we
see, hear, or touch sparks off an immediate dialog in our thoughts.
For those who lack confidence this monologue is filled with negative messages
many of which are the negative side of adverts from television, radio,
advertisement boardings, newspapers, and just overhearing other people talk.
These negative thoughts literally suck energy from our minds and bodies and
block the flow of positive messages. We need to hear the positive messages as
they will build self confidence today and raise our self esteem. Take control.
Use your inner thoughts to talk to yourself in a positive manner, as often as
As an example one of my regular sayings is "I like myself, I like myself,
I like myself". I just repeat it for a couple of minutes. It sounds
cheesy, but does build self confidence today – Try it. I bet that if you go to
the mirror right now and repeat out loud "I like myself!" 50 times,
it will be impossible to keep from smiling.
2. Dress as smartly and as classily as you can. You wont feel at your best if
you don't look your best. You will be amazed at just how much more confidence
you will have just looking your best. It just feels good when you are wearing
your best clothes, are well groomed, and are surrounded by a clean environment.
So what if it is Saturday, you need to build self confidence today not next
week. Put on your nice clothes, get the car washed, style that hair! A
hairdresser once told me "Everyday is show time!"
3. Increase your self esteem even more by giving
thanks to what you are, how you look, and what you are doing. Say "thank
you" to yourself to everything you see, all whom you meet, and each smile
that you receive.
4. Stand or sit correctly: How you stand sends out a message to the World, and
in turn, back to you. This results in improving how you feel about yourself and
will build self confidence today and every day.
There is scientific evidence that shows how posture affects our mood. Do not
slouch. Slouching produces a down mood. By slouching you are telling the world
and yourself it doesn't matter, you don't matter. Standing tall and upright
will actually lift your mood. Help build up your confidence by pulling back
those shoulders, stop that slouch, and walk proud.
5. Smile. Just smile and things seem better somehow. Practice smiling regularly
and get your facial muscles used to the physical act of smiling.
Go to the mirror and smile – make yourself. Not a grimace, but a proper smile.
If you don't think you can try this:
1)Open your eyes as wide as you can – (try and get your eyebrows right up to
you hair line)
2)Slightly open your mouth
3)Pull the corners of your mouth back towards your ears (If your not sure pull
them back with your fingers so you know what it feels like then try again without
4)Repeat 50 times. Get your facial muscles used to smiling and you will smile
more and encourage smiles from others. This will make you feel happier and with
that you'll build self confidence today.