Easiest Ways To Boost Your Self-Confidence For Young Women

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Is your lack of confidence taking over your life? If so, it's time to boost your self-confidence and experience joy in your life! Life is too short to be unhappy because of your lack of confidence. When you have high confidence, you can tackle any obstacle! You'll feel confident about your imperfections, talents, and you'll think more positively about yourself. 

With high confidence, you can also build healthier relationships with others. With high confidence, you are willing to try out new things and overcome any fears!

Now since we've talked about all of the great things associated with having high confidence, let's get into simple things you can do to build your self-confidence. 

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1. Think Positively About Yourself To Boost Your Confidence 

When you think pessimistically about yourself, it will lower your confidence. Stop belittling yourself because of your mistakes. Stop putting yourself down when you are feeling petrified to do things. The more you feed your mind negative thoughts, the more poorly you'll feel about yourself. You can end this by thinking positively. 

Remove negative thoughts from your mind and replace them with loving and kind words. Treat yourself with kindness, even when you've made mistakes or experienced failures. In life, we all have mishaps but don't belittle yourself over them. Your mistakes, failures, and setbacks shouldn't be a life sentence. Therefore, you should always think positively about yourself, no matter what the circumstances are. 

For example, instead of tormenting yourself because you received an F on your maths exam, think positively about it (don't worry, I hate math too). Tell yourself you will try your hardest and do better next time. Another example, instead of being cruel to yourself because you showed up late to work (it happens!), think optimistically about the situation. Tell yourself it's going to be okay. Although next time you will prepare yourself for work earlier, so you can show up on time. 

Do you see how easy thinking positively can be? The more positively you think about yourself, the more confident you'll be when tackling tough situations. 

2. Surround Yourself With Kind And Loving People 

Are you surrounded by people that are constantly putting you down? If so, it's time to find a new social circle. To boost your self-confidence, surround yourself with kind and loving people. Besides, who would want to be around negative people that are constantly bringing others down? Just like thinking positively about yourself, you should group yourself with other positive people.

Furthermore, the people you hang around with can have an influence on your thoughts and behaviors (you also have the power to control your thoughts). So, if you surround yourself with loving and optimistic people, you are likely to think positively about yourself too. Be around people that will encourage you to pursue your dreams. Positive people will accept you for who you are. Be around people that will congratulate you on your achievements. 

Nonetheless, if you hang around people that put you down, you will think negatively about yourself. You'll start to experience doubts about your abilities. You'll feel a lot more insecure about yourself. To stop negative thoughts from circling, surround yourself with loving and caring people. Cut off those that are pessimistic and uncaring. 

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3. Try Out New Things To Boost Self-Confidence 

Are you afraid to try out new things because of judgment? Or are you ashamed because of how it'll make you look? Get rid of those negative thoughts and feelings. You shouldn't allow the opinions of others to get to you. Therefore, if you try out new things, it can help boost your self-confidence. 

To add on, trying out many things can help you learn more skills. According to HuffPost, trying out many things can also help you overcome any fears you might have. You can try a sport you've never played before or take on a new hobby. Or do whatever you dreamed of doing; who knows, you might end up enjoying it!

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4. Stop Comparing Yourself To Others 

As women, many of us compare ourselves to other women (I'm guilty of doing this too). Whether we idolize another woman's physical appearance, talents, personality, or whatever the case may be, we are constantly comparing ourselves. If you want to boost your self-confidence, you need to stop comparing yourself to others. You need to embrace what you already have and be happy about it. Moreover, our differences and imperfections are what make us special. 

People that compare themselves to others are likely to be insecure individuals. You don't want to have a reputation of being insecure and bitter, right? So, stop comparing yourself and appreciate what you have. Your abilities, lifestyle, differences, personality, and style make you who you are. You shouldn't want want to be anyone else in the world but yourself! 

Don't be envious of someone else's life. This will make you look jealous and bitter. So, it's good to keep in mind your successes and your downfalls. By doing this, you can create room for improvement and personal growth. 

Remember, don't ever compare yourself to others. You will always be you, no matter what. Accept who you are and enjoy your life. We all have our strengths and weaknesses, which makes us all unique in our own way.

5. End People-Pleasing To Build Self-Confidence 

People-pleasing will lower your confidence. If you are always concerned about pleasing others, you are lowering your standards. You are throwing away your happiness and freedom to please others. Once people notice you are a people-pleaser, the wrong crowd can take advantage of you. 

Put an end to people-pleasing. If people don't appreciate you for who you are, leave them alone. You are wasting your time and making yourself look like a fool (sorry, that was too harsh). I've also been guilty of people-pleasing; hence, it destroyed my self-esteem. Stop destroying yourself by pleasing others! 

Remember, you can't always be at their beck and call. You have to think about yourself and your needs. 

6. Take Accountability For Your Actions 

When people are confident, they admit to their wrongdoings and failures. However, when someone is insecure, they take the easy way out by either playing the blame game or playing the victim (many of us have done this).

So, if you want to build your confidence, start taking accountability for your actions. I know it sucks to know we've done something wrong, but we have to admit to it. Besides, people will respect you more when you take accountability, instead of lying or playing the blame game. 

It's time to stop making excuses and start taking accountability. Take accountability for your actions, thoughts, feelings, and the consequences of your behaviors. 

7. Be Nice and Caring To Others To Build Confidence 

Confident women are nice and respectful to others. They don't shame people for who they are, or constantly put others down. If you know someone that is constantly gossiping or belittling others, that is an insecure person. You don't want to build a reputation for being a nasty and mean person. Instead, be nice to others and treat them with respect. 

There's a saying that people treat others the way they feel about themselves. So, instead of being mean and hostile towards others, be nice. Show compassion and empathy. Take the time to help others. Being kind and loving are signs of a confident person.

Besides, no one wants to be around someone that's pessimistic and a bully. 

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8. Take Good Care Of Yourself To Boost Confidence 

Caring for your appearance is important to boost self-confidence. You can take care of your appearance by wearing clean clothes, practicing great hygiene, and treating yourself with kindness. Be confident in your clothing style, the way you style your hair, the accessories you choose to wear, wearing the shoes you love, or anything you enjoy doing to take good care of yourself.

You can also take great care of yourself by getting enough sleep, eating healthy foods, drinking plenty of water, and exercising to keep your energy flowing. 

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Keep in mind, building self-confidence takes time. It's not something you can achieve overnight. However, you shouldn't let this stop you from trying. Use these helpful tips to become confident, and within time, you'll be feeling great about yourself.

Remember, you are not in this alone. It's possible to transition from being an insecure woman to a healthy and confident one. Good luck! 

Lashay loves to laugh and have a good time. Xoxo :)

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