How to Develop Self-Confidence

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Some people naturally have a lot of self-confidence, while others need to work on building up their self-confidence.  If you have low self-confidence then it may seem like a daunting task to try and build up your self-confidence, but it is easier than you may think. 

First and foremost, it is important to surround yourself with people that make you feel good about yourself, and put yourself in situations that make you happy.  If you are happy then you will feel better about yourself.  And no one deserves to surround themselves with people who only bring negativity to their lives and bring them down. 

Most people get compliments all the time, more often than they get insults, yet for some reason even if they get ten compliments and one insult in a day, they seem to remember only the insult.  Next time you get a compliment take a mental note of it, and when you get home, jot down all the compliments you received in a small notebook.  When you aren’t feeling your most confident, take a look at your notebook and remember how great you really are. 

Another great thing you can do is remember to take a picture of yourself the next time you feel really good about yourself, whether it’s in a bikini at the beach, or in an evening gown.  Keep that picture in your wallet so that every time you open up your wallet you see yourself and are reminded of how great you look. 

Life can be busy and many people get consumed with work or family and don’t find the time to go out.  It is important to take time for yourself and make plans to go out with friends.  Getting out of the house and breaking your usual routine by going out will make you feel good because having a good time and being with people you love can only lift your self-image.  Hanging out with a group of friends will also remind of how many people love you and care about you, and how you really are a great person worth having all the self-confidence in the world.

Eating healthy and exercising are also great ways to develop self-confidence.  A healthy diet will give you more energy and exercising releases endorphins which make you feel good about yourself.  If you feel like a million bucks then you will radiate it, and everyone around you will see you as a positive and self-confident person.

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