At some point or other, we all have moments when our confidence is low. It can occur when we are facing an interview, spending time with people we don’t know well, having to give a presentation, etc. Don’t beat yourself up over it! It’s normal to have these moments.
Fortunately, there are things you can do to help boost your self-confidence.
-Wear an outfit that makes you feel good, style your hair, and apply a little makeup.
-Put a smile on your face.
-Remind yourself every single day that you are smart and confident.
-Set aside 30 minutes to an hour to read the news or a book daily.
-Reading positive quotes can help improve your “self-talk.” And yes, we all engage in “self-talk.” Sometimes it’s negative and sometimes it’s positive. Start focusing on positive “self-talk.”
Here are a few reminders/quotes that could help remove your negative “self-talk”:
“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” Norman Vincent Peale
“Accept your past without regret. Go forward with confidence into your brighter future.” Unknown
“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” Dale Carnegie
“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.” J.M. Barrie
“Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing.” Theodore Roosevelt
“Avoid negative people at all costs. They are the greatest destroyers of self-confidence and self-esteem.” Brian Tracy
“You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” Eleanor Roosevelt
“Confidence comes not from always being right, but from not fearing to be wrong.” Peter T. McIntyre
“When you’re different, sometimes you don’t see the millions of people who accept you for what you are. All you notice is the person who doesn’t.” Jodi Picoult
“Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it.” Dorothy M. Neddermeyer