How To Increase Self-Confidence This Year | MASC Random Reads blog
Posted by Jamie Beuthin

2020 has been a rollercoaster of highs and lows, and although it might not seem like it has taken a toll on your self-esteem, if you’re struggling to feel good then it might be affecting you more than you realize. A healthy dose of self-confidence is important for many reasons, but most importantly it brings happiness to your life, and if you are finding it increasingly difficult to motivate yourself then you might need some tips to increase your overall self-confidence.

Set Personal Goals

What are some personal goals you’ve set for yourself? In order to build your self-confidence you have to be open to challenging yourself, and with that comes finally achieving those personal goals you’ve set for yourself. Setting personal goals shows you have a plan for yourself and can help ease the day-to-day anxieties. If you don’t have any goals then set expectations to help better yourself. Goals keep you in check with yourself and also help you stay organized and focused on an end goal. If you have trouble accomplishing or meeting your goals then start small. Write down goals that are within your reach, like improving your sleeping schedule or taking a walk once a week. Although these might seem easy, accomplishing even the smallest of tasks will give you the confidence to set and achieve bigger goals.

Establish Healthy Habits

Your body is a temple, so make sure you’re treating it right. As days begin to feel never-ending or mundane it can become increasingly difficult to motivate yourself to be the best version of yourself. However, your overall health can be taking a big hit if you’re not being cautious and establishing healthy habits. Are you reaching for the junk food more than usual? Or have you spent the whole day working from your bed? Although these things might seem harmless, they can have a negative impact on your mental and physical health. Exercising at least 30 minutes a day can not only keep you physically healthy but can also boost blood flow that will make you feel great. There is also an abundance of online fitness videos to help make that first workout a little easier.

If you struggle to eat right, then try a meal service kit that specializes in organic healthy food options, like Green Chef, to help you learn better eating habits, and give you a chance to experiment in the kitchen! If you’re working from home then create a space dedicated to work. Working from your bed or couch can be fun, however, it can cause your productivity to decrease. Creating an office space will allow you to switch your brain from relax mode to working mode in a more efficient and effective way. There are a variety of small things you can do to practice healthier habits for yourself and remember it takes time to adapt a habit, so give yourself room to learn.

Shake Up Your Look

If you struggle with your appearance then use this time to spruce up your look! Proper grooming and self-care can help build your confidence from within, and when you feel good on the inside you will feel good on the outside. Taking the time out of your day to create a simple grooming routine will make a world’s difference. Your grooming routine doesn’t have to be extremely tedious, and you can begin with the basics to get you on the right foot. Start your morning right with a shower and some TLC for your hair or beard, although these might be simple things, spending an extra 10 minutes on your appearance will also give yourself a chance to reconnect with yourself and look good. Focus on your clothes as well. Now that majority of people are working remotely it might be tempting to stay in your favourite sweatpants all day but try to get up and get dressed. No matter where or how you are spending your day, always dress for success. Dressing in clothes that make you feel intelligent will translate to others, and change the way people look at you. Giving your appearance a boost will, in turn, give your confidence a boost.

Face Any Insecurities

Everybody deals with insecurities, and although they can be hard to combat, it’s important to deal with them head-on. When you lack confidence in yourself it is easier to become jealous of what others have. Practice self-approval and forgive the physical insecurities that are out of your control. When you learn to accept yourself, you will find yourself feeling happier and more confident. However, if you’re struggling with more serious problems like erectile dysfunction or cystic acne, don’t allow these insecurities to take over and diminish your confidence. There is a multitude of ED medications that a doctor can prescribe that can help you overcome your bedroom difficulties, and leave you feeling great in your mind and in the shack. If you struggle with acne then talk to a dermatologist to see what medications will help treat your skin or even help you create a skincare routine specifically for your skin. Insecurities are a part of life, but what matters is how you move past them in a healthy way.

Focus On Yourself

Your mind is a powerful tool, and it needs to be fed with knowledge and happiness to help increase your confidence. What are some things you enjoy doing? What are your favourite hobbies? If you haven’t spent much time doing the things you love then your self-esteem will take a hit. Hobbies provide a sense of self-efficacy and act as a stress reliever. Activities like meditation can shift your negative thoughts and create something more centred and positive. Focusing on your art can be a creative outlet to help create a more relaxed relationship with yourself while making you feel happier with yourself!

Self-confidence comes from within yourself, and once you start to prioritize your overall health, you will start to see changes in how you and others perceptive you. However, like most things in life you have to continue to build and nurture yourself in order for your confidence to flourish.

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