Many of us struggle with self-esteem throughout life, without developing all the potential we have.
The truth is that we do not have the courage to experience the best of our life.
We are so afraid of failing, of being ridiculed, that tend to avoid taking any chances.
The good news is that it’s never too late to develop self-confidence.
Without venturing into cheap self-help talks, you must begin by accepting that you too can wake up one day feeling strong, ready to conquer the world. But not without leaving your comfort zone.
Here are 10 activities that can help you increase your self-confidence:
1. Lead with your strengths
Work in the areas that stand out. Organize your day to focus on what you are good at. This will lead you to have more successes which in turn will make you feel more confident and secure.
2. Have small talks
We all want to be better conversationalists and give a very good first impression.
How to achieve it? You just gotta talk!
The next time you go to the supermarket, have a little chat with the cashier or the person behind you in line.
You will see that most people are friendly and that there really is nothing to fear. The more you “practice” talking to strangers, the easier it will be.
3. Try new things
Search the network for some group activities that occur in your area. This will give you more experience to be the person you want to be.
4. Be spontaneous
Nobody likes to feel excluded from the conversation.
Socializing in events may seem very difficult, but it is not impossible.
Instead of thinking about reasons not to go to a meeting, it is better to decide categorically whether you will attend or not.
Your mind will stop “getting entangled” in hypothetical scenarios and you will be able to learn to function in social situations.
5. Prove yourself
Participate in an outdoor activity that physically demands, such as hiking.
Getting out of your comfort zone to overcome a self-imposed challenge will give you an incredible boost of self-confidence.