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Are there easy ways to build confidence? Many people end up spending lots of time and money on a confidence course which often only teach ways to mask issues or to ‘act’ more confident. But is there a way to truly change the way you feel?
What is Confidence?
Confidence is an internal feeling of wellbeing and self-worth. It gives you the ability to interact in social environments, take part in activities or speak at social events. For many, these activities can often cause fear and trepidation. This is often caused by a lack of self confidence and feelings of being outside your comfort zone.
The question is how do you build confidence to enable you to enjoy life, feel comfortable in social situations and participate fully in what life has to offer. We have all witnessed that confident individual that stands out from the crowd, and appears to be able to take everything in their stride.
Whether this involves a presentation, meeting new people, or participating in a new activity, the individual appears to have the self-confidence to be able to deal with any eventuality. It is often something that many of us aspire to.
How Does Lack of Confidence Impact You?
If you lack self confidence it can have a significant impact on your life and stop you from reaching your true potential. Ultimately, confidence is not something that can be given from one person to another in a course or lecture, it can only come from within. Below are a few tips that are guaranteed to enhance your self confidence.
Identify what you perceive as your weaknesses
Many people believe that they have specific weaknesses causing their lack of confidence. It’s helpful to identify these perceived weaknesses and do something positive about them
Identify your successes, good points
By acknowledging your successful traits and good points you are emphasising the positive. Remind yourself frequently of what you’re good at or what others perceive you as being good at. This could be something as simple as having a sense of humour, being caring, or having an empathic attitude towards others as well as being knowledgeable in various fields.
Appreciate what you have achieved in life and be grateful for what you do have instead of concentrating on things that you don’t. This tip simply aims to provide you with the basis of accepting your current situation and looking at the positives. Health, wealth and status can be perceived in different ways and what makes one person happy can make someone else unhappy. Stop comparing yourself to others.
Another key factor why people have a lack of confidence is that they constantly try to achieve perfection when it is unrealistic. Accept that you are good enough and that no one is perfect. If you are a perfectionist then make a conscious effort to change that element of your personality so that you are not constantly putting pressure on yourself
Know thyself is an age old adage, but it is probably one of the most important pieces of advice that can be given to anyone. If you know yourself then you know what is troubling you, what you can do to make it right and generally be a more happy and contented individual. If you are still struggling then the most effective solution is to seek help through hypnotherapy.
Hypnotherapy for Confidence
Hypnotherapy is one of the only ways to truly make you feel more confidence. You won’t have to sit through hours of a course as it’s usually very quick, and you won’t have to fake it. For real, lasting change please do contact me today.