If you’re anything like most people, chances are there are times when you feel not as confident as you should in certain situations. It could be when you’re meeting new people, delivering a presentation during a staff meeting or perhaps when you’re trying to seal the deal in a sales pitch.
What’s really interesting is there are simple tricks you can use to boost your confidence levels. And if you’re looking to take your self-esteem to a whole new level and do away with shyness, make sure you follow along to find out what they are.
Nurture a more confident attitude.
Now while this may sound rather simplistic, most people tend to have low self-esteem because they hinder themselves to be so. Instead of allowing themselves to overcome their shyness, they choose to stay the same for fear of being reprimanded or experiencing humiliating consequences.
Make it a habit to be as confident as you can every day. There are no-fuss ways that you can practice this. Besides greeting the people you meet when you walk on the street, engaging a discussion with the person you’re sharing a park bench or train seat with is also a nice way to get this step in action.
Establish relationships with confident people.
Have you heard of the maxim, “birds of the same feather flock together?” Well, that is another way to jumpstart your confidence levels. Keep in mind to establish personal relationships with people who are inherently confident so you can develop a similar mindset and attitude as them.
Apart from helping reinforce your overall confidence, these people can also guide you back on the right track if you’re giving in to your shyness, especially in terms of learning how to accept rejection and similar situations that can potentially put a dent on your self-esteem.
Give yourself the acknowledgment you deserve.
Most people who have low self-esteem may have developed this issue during their younger years. It is possible that this problem could have stemmed from the environment they were living in or perhaps the rearing of their parents as well as other authority figures.
A simple trick to do away with these negative vibes that make your confidence levels dwindle is to set a quiet time each day or night. While you’re at it, sit or stand in front of a mirror and acknowledge the achievements that you’ve managed to do on that day.
It doesn’t matter if your achievement is big or small. Whether you finished a project ahead of time or took out trash, acknowledge yourself and make yourself feel accepted and recognized. You’ll notice that your confidence levels will rise if you do this in a regular basis.