Hi All, I am all about wellness and its my goal to share anything with you that may help you in your journey throughout life. My Miss black Beauty Director Ola posted the following list and I hope it can enlighten you in some way xox
Building Self-Confidence Preparing Yourself for Success.
Preparing for Your Journey
The first step involves getting yourself ready for your journey to self-confidence. You need to take stock of where you are, think about where you want to go, get yourself in the right mindset for your journey, and commit yourself to starting it and staying with it.
1. Recognize your talents and good qualities.
No matter how down you feel, try to pat yourself on the back a little and remember the things you excel at. Focusing on your better attributes will distract you from perceived flaws and boost your sense of worth. Think of your good qualities in looks, friendships, talents, and most of all, personality.
2. Remember that everyone struggles with confidence.
Some people are good at hiding it, but nearly every person has struggled with his or her self-confidence at one point. You’re not alone!
3. Accept compliments gracefully.
Don’t just roll your eyes and shrug it off — own it! Make eye contact, smile, and say “thank you.” Being nice about it when someone else wants to compliment you doesn’t compromise your humility; it shows that you’re polite and have a secure sense of self-worth
4. Don’t over-apologize.
Being able to say you’re sorry is a good trait (and something too many people struggle with). However, be careful to say it only when necessary.
5. Talk one notch louder than other person.
That’s a simple and an effective psychological technique to become confident.
6. Make a list of things that are obstacles to your confident.
Take a piece of paper or computer and write all the things that you think are keeping you from becoming confident, e.g., bad grades, introversion, not many friends or no friends. Now write if the thing is valid or logical.
7. Embrace your interests.
If there’s a sport or hobby you’ve always wanted to be good at, now’s the time! Improving your skills will reinforce that you are talented, and subsequently boost your confidence.
8. See confidence as a process, not a singular achievement.
Having confidence isn’t a finish line you cross once, and the process won’t always move forward — there will be days when you feel like you’re starting from square one.
Self-confidence is extremely important in almost every aspect of our lives, and people who lack it can find it difficult to become successful.
Two main things contribute to self-confidence: self-efficacy and self-esteem. You can develop self-confidence with these three steps:
1.Prepare for your journey.
2.Set out on your journey.
3.Accelerate towards success.
Goal setting is probably the most important activity that you can learn in order to improve your self-confidence.