Ten Steps To Improved Confidence

by - 7/30/2017

1. SMILE AT EVERYONE YOU PASS // Instead of looking down at your feet, exchange eye contact and a smile. It will brighten your day as well as others.

2. COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS // At the end of the day, when you're just about to nod off and sleep, remind yourself of what you are grateful for and why.

3. LOVE WHAT YOU WEAR // When you look good, it changes the way you feel. Love a certain pair of trousers? Show them off!

4. WALK WITH PURPOSE // Walk like you have somewhere to be.

5. TIDY YOUR LIVING SPACE // A messy room equates to a cluttered, confused mind. Organise that messy draw you dump everything in, I dare you!

6. REMEMBER MAKEUP IS IN NO WAY ESSENTIAL // Apply makeup with reverence and enjoy the process, but please remember you never have to do it - put it on because you want to.

7. TAKE TIME TO STOP AND THINK // Sometimes we go so fast we forget to stop; give yourself a break!

8. FOCUS ON THE PRESENT // Stop deliberating upon whether you should have done that, or when that thing will happen. Just relax and absorb what's happening to you now - that is absolutely enough.

9. MEET SOMEONE NEW // Sometimes we need to meet a new person to gain a new perspective upon ourselves; the blogging world is perfect for this!

10. STOP COMPARING YOURSELF // We all do this far too much. You are you, and that is all you need to be.

Thank you for reading, have you got any ideas for improving self confidence? 

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19 Comments

  1. Wonderful post! I am really bad at the last one. These tips are awesome!

    xx Bubbles

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    1. Thank you, I'm so glad you think so! So am I, but I think that if we actively try to stop we can gradually get there <3

      ~Lauren x

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  2. I love all these tips! It's weird because I'm insecure at times, but I try my best to hide it by either being really quiet or really extroverted, but by using that method, at the end of the day you're only just hiding being insecure for a small time.

    We live in a society where we have to compare ourselves to others because we want the best ideals for ourselves. We want this, we want to be skinny, or have curly hair, or drive, things that people may not have and may not be content with once they have them, and sometimes when you don't have these things people become insecure since they think they stick out, but most of the time we're worrying about being fastidious we neglect what we really need. Sorry for that ramble, but it's just a thought.

    ALSO! You and Jessica pretty much have complimenting posts that posted on the same day! She talked about insecurities, while you talked about self confidence-- her post is here. They're a bit different in terms of how they're written, but nethertheless complimentary.

    xoxo Abigail Lennah | ups & downs

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    1. You are so right, Abigail. I think the only thing we can be is ourselves. Whether we are introverted or extroverted, we can meet the people who help us grow the most if we stay true to who we really are.

      You make such a good point; we are always striving for more. Everyone is insecure in their own way, no matter what they own and we all have our own problems. Just because that one person has a huge house and riches, it doesn't mean they are happier than the person down the road with much less.

      Oh really? That's such a coincidence! I will definitely have a read of that now and give her a comment. Thank you for replying so thoughtfully to my post <3

      ~Lauren x

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  3. Focus on the present is SUCH an important steps. Loved this

    x leah x

    www.itsleli.com

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    1. Most definitely, I think we all need to do this more. I'm so glad you did, Leah - thank you for commenting!

      ~Lauren x

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  4. Thank you so much for these tips! I find that I have already used some of these methods, but I'm eager to try some new ones to boost my confidence.

    I definitely need to stop comparing myself to others. I often feel happy, proud, and confident during large events and programs (which is a major breakthrough for me, since I'm such an introvert) until certain people show up and I fall from the sky into a hole. Maybe, like you suggested, smiling more at these people can help me feel that I am definitely not below them.

    Aliah | Indigo Ink

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    1. I'm so glad you've had a major breakthrough with your confidence, Aliah. The feelings you are getting are absolutely natural, yet you are so right with your suggestion of how to solve them. Remember you are in no way inferior to them and it is hugely doubtful that they feel superior to you - smile at them and even approach them for a chat. They should feel gratitude and it will help you get rid of these feelings for good! Thank you for your comment Aliah <3

      ~Lauren x

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  5. I've had a lot of increased self confidence over the past couple of months, so I think these tips are SO SO important. It's also so important to take the perspective like you mentioned in your first point that we should smile at other people. We can bring down our own confidence for no reason when we assume that everyone around us hates us or thinks we are ugly. We have no idea how many people probably think we are really awesome, but they don't say anything because we come across prideful.

    Thanks for this beautiful reminder <3

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    1. I'm so glad you have, Lauren! Exactly, I think that we are on this world for too short a time to be horrible to others. I will never understand people, who I have definitely encountered, who go out of their way to upset others. A smile and perhaps a compliment will make both you and the receiver feel happy - it's surprising how a small exchange can make a persons day!

      No problem at all, I'm so glad you appreciated it <3

      ~Lauren x

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  6. This post is so beautiful! I am so glad I stumbled across this, thank you!! <3

    New follower right here! :)

    -Gray Marie
    graymariewrites.blogspot.com

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  7. great post idea! and so true too :)

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  8. great post idea! and so true too :)

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    1. Aw, thank you so much Marie; welcome!

      ~Lauren x

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  9. Well, you know how I arrived over here. :) I like this post. I know those tips work; I think I've experienced them all at different times. For me it's a matter of remembering, and choosing to be more confidant. Sometimes I get too comfortable staying in my hole, you know? But thanks for this. I'm very tempted to print this list out and stick it somewhere I'll see it regularly.

    Thanks for visiting and following my blog as well! It means a lot.

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    1. I'm so glad you think these tips are valuable, Jessica. I can't believe you want to stick these on your wall - that means so much! I write these posts to help people and you are helping me succeed in that goal, thank you <3

      No problem at all!

      ~Lauren x

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  10. Needed this today! Thank you!! xx

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    1. Aw I'm so glad it helped you, Evangeline!

      ~Lauren x

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