Building Confidence

Try these five ways to build your confidence

1 Identify your negative thoughts. Your negative thoughts might sound like this: “I can’t do that,” “I will surely fail” this inner voice is pessimistic and unhelpful and will hold you back from achieving your goal.

2 Turn your negative thoughts to positive thoughts. As you pay attention to your negative thoughts, turn them around to positive thoughts [such as “I am going to do this,” “I can be successful” Start with just a few positive thoughts a day.

3 Refuse to allow negative thoughts to occur more often than positive thoughts. Eventually, your positive thoughts should be given more “brain space” than your negative thoughts. The more you counter your negative self-thinking with positivity, the more natural this will become.

4 Maintain a positive support network. Take some time to think about which people in your life really make you feel great. Make a goal to spend more time with people who are supportive and uplifting.

5 Eliminate reminders of your negativity. Avoid spending time around things that can make you feel bad about yourself. These might be reminders from the past, like clothing that no longer fits, Take the time to sit down and think about all of the things that are not helping you to feel good.