How to improve self confidence and stand in your power.Standing in
your authority will always boost your self esteem and make you feel more
Let's say someone is trying to intimidate you. Maybe you are being asked to do certain things that you just don’t feel comfortable with, but you’re worried about speaking up and voicing your opinions.
Or you are involved in discussions and just don’t feel
like you have the confidence to get your point across as effectively as
you need to. Whatever the reasons for feeling like you need to gain
confidence to be more assertive, here are some of the things that you
can work on.
The more confident your body language, the more confident you will feel in yourself. If you always sit in the corner and tend to back away, do the opposite. Sit at the front of the debate and be ready to speak up when you feel ready. If you appear to be shy, people will start thinking you are shy and then you will feel even more shy because you know people think it!
How To Improve Self Confidence Tip # 2 Think before you speak
You might feel a lack of confidence because of past situation where you have said something and the outcome hasn’t been a good one. This doesn’t mean that you should stop being assertive, however. Instead, you should just think more carefully about what you’re going to say before you say it. You don’t have to rehearse what you say – in fact, in many cases this can have the opposite effect since you can start to ‘over-rehearse’ what you are saying.
How To Improve Self Confidence Tip # 3 Stay calm and don’t think about your fears
One of the main
things that stops people from speaking out and being assertive when they
want is because they are thinking too much about their fears. If you’re
sat there concentrating on what you’re worried about, how you’re going
to feel and what other people are going to think of you, you will
consume yourself with negative thoughts and eventually just decide to
back down and stay quiet.
How To Improve Self Confidence Tip # 4 Take every opportunity as a chance to learn
Have a go this time, and if it doesn’t go well, think about what you could do differently next time. Use low-pressure situations to assert your authority and have more confidence, and you can build up to higher pressure situations, for example, serious conversation with your manager at work or a break-up talk with your partner.
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