Friday, June 2, 2017

5 Ways to Increase Your Self-Confidence

"Low self-confidence isn't a life sentence. Self-confidence can be learned, practiced, and mastered – just like any other skill. Once you master it, everything in your life will change for the better." – Barrie Davenport

Self-confidence is a crucial part of long-term sobriety. If you’re down on yourself, you’re less likely take care of yourself and take control of your sobriety. 

For most of us, however, self-confidence doesn’t always come easy (or naturally). Luckily, it can be developed. In fact, anyone can be more confident if they try. Start with these confidence boosters:

  1. Make self-care matter. Sure, we all have those “pajama days” when it feels great to just stay in sweats all day, but wearing day-old sweatpants day in and day out can surely feed into low self-esteem. Take time to put yourself together and feel proud of the person looking back at you in the mirror. 
  2. Celebrate small successes. Make an effort to track all of the little and big goals you meet along the way. This can help you combat any self-doubt and provide incentive for future successes. 
  3. Do a good deed. Making an effort to help someone else – whether by volunteering for a local organization or simply assisting a neighbor or friend – is sure to boost your self-pride. Plus, you’ll likely take your mind off any negative feelings about yourself. 
  4. Mind your posture. Sitting and standing tall is a simple way to elevate your confidence – and others will have a better perception of you, too. 
  5. Affirm yourself. Saying positive and uplifting statements out loud is a good practice for increasing your self-esteem. For example, if you dislike your physical appearance, look in the mirror and practice saying something that you like or appreciate about your body. 
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