The Top 5 Ways to Boost Confidence

What is Confidence

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” Ralph Waldo Emerson, nineteenth-century American self-help pioneer.

Ask yourself this question what is confidence? And a number of various answers may come to your mind. Such as confidence is the knowing that you are capable of doing something. In other word a belief in yourself and your abilities. A few more answers that might come to mind are that confidence is a feeling of empowerment a feeling of being in control, and being comfortable with yourself. The one thing confidence is not is thinking that you are better than other people because that is just being arrogant and stupid.

The importance of confidence

Being linked to the body, mind, and emotions confidence has a wide influence on how we experience our life. Not only does confidence make us feel better about ourselves, but it makes it possible for us to realise our full potential and set us free to do what we want.

Whether you would like to climb a mountain, or ask that attractive person out for a date, or ask the boss for a pay rise having confidence makes your goal a lot more possible to achieve. If you apply the five following tips diligently you will have an increase in confidence in a very short time.

Confidence and physiology

The way a person holds themselves says a lot about that person. People with sloped shoulders and sluggish movements show a lack of self-confidence. They don’t think of themselves as important. So stand up straight, shoulders back, keep your head up, and always make eye contact. By practicing good posture, you will instantaneously feel more confident. Also you’ll immediately make a positive imprint on others and you will feel more attentive and energized.

Regular exercise increases your energy levels and creates numerous chemicals in the body – like testosterone and endorphins – that will put you in a more positive state of mind. Exercising seems to automatically increase your self-confidence and viewpoint on life. If you’re out of shape, you feel unsure of yourself, unappealing, and less energetic. By having regular exercise, you greatly improve your physical appearance, increase your energy level, and achieve something positive. Think about it, it is a lot better to do some exercise than just looking at tv all day and stuffing your face with food.

Construct a vivid picture in your mind of being confident and getting a positive response or result that you want in a certain situation: such as asking someone out on a date. See in your mind the confident you asking that person out.

You can tell if a person is confident by the way they walk. People who walk in a slow, lethargic way, and looking at the ground while they walk usually have no confidence in themselves. While people who have confidence in themselves walk in a purposeful and brisk way, they also walk faster. That is because they have important things to do, friends to meet, places to go ect. So walk a little faster, head held up, and looking straight ahead.

This can be anything that you really like doing from going to the theatre, listening to music, travelling, helping someone out with a problem ect. Put these tips into action and see your confidence increase.

Dion Daly is a certified trainer in hypnosis, a master practitioner in NLP and TLT. He also has a degree in metaphysics.

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