There are people who have high self-esteem and are so confident that it would seem they were born with it. Some, however, are not so fortunate. Either they have always suffered from shyness and a lack of self-confidence or they lost that confidence somewhere along the way.
If you have problems being yourself around other people, practice these tips every day and you will soon find out that it’s true what they say about confidence — it can be learned.
1. Choose your friends wisely. People naturally attract those who are like them in some ways. It’s time to break the mold if you are always hanging out with people who have no self-esteem and who always see the negative in everything. Surround yourself with happy, positive people and soon their outlook will rub off on you.
2. Practice your smile. Smiling, standing and walking straight, making eye contact — these are all positive things that invite more positive things. If you have problems with them, work on those problems. For example, if crooked or missing teeth are preventing you from smiling because of embarrassment, it’s time to visit a cosmetic dentist in Northbrook to correct that, a dentist from Glenlake Dental Care suggests. You may work with a confidence coach if you need help with how you stand, walk, and project yourself.
3. Look at yourself in a positive light. Think about the things that you’ve done that you’re proud of, or the things you like about being you, or your achievements, even your plans for the future. Stay positive. Believe in yourself first if you are to believe that all these pieces of advice can pay off.
Self-confidence is a beautiful thing to have in your life. From landing the job you like and keeping it, to finding someone who loves you for who you are, self-confidence helps you achieve things you would never even think of trying.