Four Habits that Build Confidence
Whether you have all things confidence figured out or you’re still on a journey to maximum self-empowerment, it’s nice to reflect on how our daily habits can correlate to how we conquer the world. Here are some practices to implement to get you feeling more confident and capable.
1. TAKE STOCK OF YOUR PAST SUCCESSES
We live in an “on to the next one” world. It’s rare to get time to reflect solely on things we’ve nailed in any given week. On days where it feels like you can barely finish what’s on your plate, the thought of spending extra time to celebrate yourself can feel like its not priority. However, it makes such a difference. Instead of having a toothless goal like “reflect on success”, consider adding it to your Friday to-do list. Every Friday, write down one accomplishment. It could be big or small, professional or personal; the achievement doesn’t matter.
2. PRACTICE SPEAKING OUT LOUD
Use a commute, a shower, or a couch session to practice speaking out loud. This might look like replaying a past interaction, practising an upcoming elevator pitch, or even car singing, the choice is yours. No one will know your brilliance if you don’t share it!
3. LEARN A NEW SKILL
Whether it’s as big as learning a language or as small as trying a new board game, trying new things acts as a great reminder that you can adapt to whatever life throws at you. Processing failure plays a huge factor in building confidence. At one time or another, we will all fail. Learning new skills has acted as a way for me to practice failure, so I have the mental tools to dust myself off and try again.
4. PRACTICE GRATITUDE
If you’ve had a particularly rough day, you can often trace it back to a specific moment (or a few moments) that truly tested you and your confidence. Count the exact moments you’ve felt overwhelmed. Let’s say there were four of them. After this, consider listing four things we’re grateful for. That feeling of having more to be thankful for will help shift your mindset from “I can’t” to “let’s try”.
What are some habits you’ve built to keep you feeling confident and capable? Let us know, and we will add it to this article!