There is one thing that separates confident people from those who lack confidence, and it is their daily habits. To put it simply, confident people do things that build their confidence–every day. Their healthy habits are on autopilot, so they don’t have to question every decision like those people who lack discipline and structure in their day. Without the right practices in place, people can feel a lack of purpose and could struggle with feelings of unworthiness. Having self-love and healthy relationships is more challenging for those with low levels of confidence because they don’t feel that they have their life together, and often lose respect for themselves when they are unproductive and unfocused.
If you want to change your life for the better, work on your confidence by developing a strategy that encompasses your mind and body. When practiced regularly, these strategies below can dramatically boost your self-confidence and lead to more self-love than you'd imagine!
Build Your Confidence: Healthy Habits For The Mind
An ideal way to start your day is with affirmations. These statements –also known as Power Beliefs– should be written, read silently, or spoken (in the present tense) on a regular basis. This practice will retrain your brain so you can create your ideal life from a place of abundance. You really can think your way to confidence, self-love, and more fulfilling relationships with regular practice. You'll feel strong and ready to take on whatever challenges the day brings.
Throughout your day, practice kindness. No matter what is going on around you, compassion is always a choice that is available to you. By giving people the benefit of the doubt and helping them in whatever way you can, you’re helping yourself, too. Giving back will remind you that you are a good person and your confidence will grow.
There's nothing like starting or ending the day with a good book. Read for pleasure at any time of the day, not just at night. Regular reading will expand your worldview, give you new insights, and will afford you a fresh perspective on problem-solving and navigating your relationships.
Strengthen Your Confidence: Healthy Habits For The Body
Your body is your temple! Increase your confidence and self-love with regular exercise. Get out there and move your body in whatever way you like so your body releases endorphins –that feel-good hormones your brain loves. Whether you want to dance, weight train, practice yoga, walk or run, make sure you get some exercise on a regular basis. Oh, and don’t forget that sex counts as exercise too!
Short on time? Strike a power pose! Scientific research by a Harvard Business School professor proves that a change in posture changes body chemistry–which changes your level of confidence. Life transformation to follow!
If you make these simple strategies for the mind and body a part of your daily routine, you'll be amazed at how your confidence will soar.