At times we are quite confident of ourselves and at some other point; situations arise that make us feel depressed. This gives us a conclusion that confidence is a mindset. It requires constant nurturing and practice to master.
Yeah, so basically the greatest loss is the loss of self-confidence.
Right below we are sharing some of the tips to enhance your confidence. It may be difficult to implement them at first. You need to fake these at first in order to look confident. But gradually you will see a change in yourself!
Ways to enhance your self-confidence:
Change your body language
A good body language is always admired. It speaks a lot about you. Some of the elements of a nice body language are:
- Posture: Your pulled up shoulders, your erect standing style, your tough yet calm body is bound to make an impact on the other person. This will make you a lot more confident.
- Eye Contact: The ability to talk to a person by making contact in their eyes is a symbol of confidence. It also makes you more comfortable while talking.
- Smile: Man is a social animal and a smile can make him feel more comfortable in your company. It adds to the positive feeling and also gives you a moment to smile (when you haven’t smiled for a long time, it is very bad)!
- Speak Slowly: Easier said than done! It may seem that you have to only speak slowly and it’s done. But many of us seem so busy that we speak in a hurry and it also gives an impression that we are not confident.
Speaking slowly makes you feel more confident and gives you more time to explain yourself to the other person and also allows you to be a good listener. But make sure that you don’t go to an extreme direction while going for a slow talk.
Think positively and perish negative thoughts
We are what we think and we carry forward this thinking. Our behaviours define what we actually think and believe. So, it is quite necessary that you should not negative thinking to develop and make you do negative things. You should replace your thoughts with positive ones.
But how should I do that?
Remember, the subconscious mind?
The change will begin here. Our subconscious mind is the one that drives our emotional thinking. And it is not conscious, which means that we can actually condition our mind. By verbal repetitions like “It’s OK”, “It would be over soon”, “Does it actually matters?”, “I am better than I think” etc.
These would change your thinking process (gradually) and you will begin to see positive change in your life. You will become more confident and would also make others around feel confident!
Set small and achievable goals and conquer them
A common mistake that we do today is that we seek for the sky in one jump and then when we don’t achieve it we become discouraged, discomforted and demoralised.
But we must realise that we should first set small goals, then achieve them. It will give you the confidence to go for another one. Then you can gradually increase your level of achievable goals and chances are that you will surely be able to achieve them.
And this would eventually help you feel more confident!
Increase your knowledge and wisdom
If you know a great detail about what you are talking then you will feel more confident yet calmer and mature also. This is shown in the graph above. The misinformed or less knowledgeable persons tend to be highly confident and end up making a mockery of them.
You should first be well aware and then you should speak and test where you lie in the graph. It will make you realise where you stand and what else you need to do and know.
These 4 points have covered a major portion on increasing your confidence. Clearly, these are just pieces of writings if not applied in your life and hopefully, will become words of wisdom if applied and appreciated in your daily life.
Have wisdom, be confident and live life to its fullest.