Gaining Confidence

Gaining Confidence

Lydia Abruzzo, Writer

Confidence. Everyone has different experiences involving confidence. For some, confidence comes easy, but for others, they spend their whole lives trying to find something. It is such a struggle for so many people to find confidence in themselves for so many reasons. Some reasons are social norms, social media, school, or even themselves. Confidence is found within yourself and learning how to be confident is so important. In this article, you will learn 3 tips that will help you on the journey to becoming confident in yourself.

Be Proud Of Yourself 

This tip is so important to finding confidence in yourself. Most people go through life without ever patting themselves on the back for their accomplishments. Most people go through life without telling themselves that they are proud of themselves. No matter if the accomplishment is simple or complicated, always remember to tell yourself you are proud. Doing this gives you the reassurance that you are doing good. Telling yourself that you are proud of yourself more and more, over and over again, can cause your confidence to build. Building this confidence builds the idea inside your head that you can do anything. All in all, make sure you are telling yourself that you are proud of yourself and always be your own cheerleader. 

Stand Up For Yourself

Many people never really look in this direction when thinking about finding confidence. When people hear standing up for themselves they think in terms of a fight of some sort. This can be true in some situations, but for others standing up for yourself can be standing up for something you believe in or standing up for something you deserve. Especially for younger girls, learning this early can be life-changing. Even for grown-ups, learning this can change the way you view life and yourself. Being about to stand up for yourself in any situation requires a lot of confidence. The way you build confidence is to stand up for yourself in situations where you disagree with something that is happening or something that is said. This teaches you to never sit there and let a person disrespect you without knowing your feelings about the situation. This doesn’t mean acting rude or anything in that sense, the best way to achieve this is by voicing your opinion in the most respectful and nice way possible, and if they react badly simply walk away because you know who is in the right and you have that confidence to know that. This might not be easy in the beginning but the more and more you do it the more your confidence will grow. 

Don’t Care About What Others Think/Say About You

The best way to have confidence in yourself is to realize that you are your biggest fan. People are so mean in this world. Everyone once in their life will come across someone who is mean or a bully, no matter how old you are. There are mean people everywhere and people always want to give their opinions about you. The best way to keep your confidence or gain confidence is to ignore those types of people. People who put you down or make you feel bad about yourself in any way, ignore them. This is defiantly one of the most difficult tips to do. This is because people’s opinions crawl inside your head so easily and stick there like gum, but learning and reminding yourself that their thoughts or ideas about you don’t define you. You know yourself. You are the only person in this world that truly knows you. Being yourself no matter what people think is most important in finding true confidence. The more you push the negative thoughts away, the closer you will get to finding love and confidence for yourself, this means your true self.