Rid your vocabulary of the word “can’t.” If you’re a parent, then you’ve likely found yourself lecturing your child on the word “can’t,” did you ever think about giving yourself that same advice? This negative self-talk needs to be stopped as soon as it hits your lips, so instead of saying that you can’t do something, replace it with, “you can, you will get, and you are good enough.” A positive mindset goes a long way for building your confidence.
Commit to joy. Make yourself smile every day, whether that smile is the result of kindness toward another person or yourself. If giving gifts makes you happy, maybe you can leave a surprise present for your partner, or if a brisk walk through nature lights up your insides, then lace up your sneakers and get outdoors. All it takes is 15 minutes of your time every day, and you will find that these daily smiles will accumulate into a more confident self.
Celebrate the wins. Whether it is something big or small, it’s important to give yourself a pat on the back for your accomplishments. When you set goals and achieve them, the feeling of satisfaction is priceless, take a moment to recognize your win before you move onto the next one.
Branch out. While it may feel comfortable and easy to stick with the pals that we’ve known for years, there is no better way to grow than to meet new people and step away from the routine. If you find yourself at a social event with your close friends, try to open up to others outside of your circle. You may meet someone who brings out something in you that you’ve never seen before, as others have a tendency to shed light on our own personalities and desires.
Mix it up. If you find that you are running on auto-pilot from going through the motions of the same stale routine every day, it may be time to disconnect from the usual and throw something new into the mix. Instead of going for your walk in the evening, maybe it’s time to take a stroll during the morning hours.
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