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8 Proven Ways to Boost Your Self Confidence



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hey everyone I am Peter from top Fink

and today we are going to learn about

eight proven ways to boost your

self-confidence now let's begin number

one you celebrate yourself many people

with low self-esteem have a hard time

celebrating themselves even when they

accomplish something amazing

they tend to focus on all the things

they did wrong this can be a huge hurdle

for even the most motivated individuals

imagine you spent months on a project

you poured your heart and soul into it

but when it finished you wouldn't let

anyone see it

despite caring so much about your work

you feel embarrassed you might compare

yourself to others in their field which

can breed feelings of inadequacy you

might be incredibly talented and

ambitious but still lack the confidence

to realize your goals to overcome this

obstacle you have to learn to celebrate

yourself when you accomplish a goal take

time to reflect on all the hard work you

put into it

a few months ago you might have thought

you'd never finish but you did be proud

of the simple fact that you followed

through because most people can't a

little celebration can break you out of

that paralyzing cycle of over analysis

and perfectionism sometimes you need a

little fun to realize how much you have

to be proud of

number two learn something new how often

do you try new things do you like to

learn or do you just stick to what

you're good at

people with low self-confidence tend to

hide within their comfort zone they

rarely take risks because they don't

believe in their ability to succeed but

your comfort zone might be the reason

you're lacking confidence learning a new

skill gives you a sense of

accomplishment and purpose when you

overcome an unfamiliar challenge you

gain a very different kind of pride

which will stick with you for years to

come

it's so powerful because nine times out

of ten you expect yourself to go down in

flames but by succeeding it's something

new you develop faith in yourself this

belief will give you the confidence to

keep pushing even when you fail

who knows you might just discover a new

passion along the way

number three smell great smell is easily

the most underrated of our senses most

people don't realize the mental and

physical role that smell plays in their

lives your sense of smell can for

example completely change your mood one

smell might make you excited

while another leaves you scared or angry

we even link certain smells to memorable

times in our lives say your mom used to

make brownies when you were younger when

that familiar smell hits your limbic

system those nostalgic memories can come

rushing back all of the sudden you feel

warm and safe while reminiscing about

your childhood home because your sense

of smell is so powerful you can use it

to boost your confidence a 2009 study

from the University of Liverpool

discovered that different smells affect

both self-confidence and self-esteem

researchers gave a sample of male

participants to different types of

deodorants the next day they assessed

each groups self-confidence they found

that the men with better deodorant had a

much more positive self-image now the

best part about this technique is how

easy it is by caring just a little more

about your scent you can give yourself a

quick and easy boost of confidence

number 4 watch less TV watching too much

TV cripples your confidence by lowering

your self-esteem in fact one study found

that the number of hours you spend

watching TV directly influences your

self-worth and it doesn't matter what

show you're watching whether it's

reality TV dramas or sitcoms too much TV

is a confidence killer why because too

much TV lowers motivation people who

watch tons of TV are less likely to

exercise and maintain long-term goals

it can even worsen cognitive skills like

concentration and memory so instead of

binging another series on Netflix limit

yourself to an hour of TV a day you'll

start feeling more clear-headed and

confident in no time number 5 playing

music the most powerful aspect of music

isn't the music itself

it's the emotion a musician infuses into

every note it's the ability to express

complex feelings through layers of sound

many people who lack confidence also

struggle to express themselves

they don't value their emotions or they

might belittle their own ideas when

opportunities arise they give way to the

people around them it might feel like

everyone else's opinions matter more

than yours by playing an instrument you

learn to recognize your own worth you

become more in touch with your emotions

you gain the ability to express them in

a way words never could as you begin to

understand yourself you develop two

vital pieces of confidence self-respect

and self-esteem

a recent study which took place over

three years had 250 teenagers undergo

either musical or non musical therapy

they found that musical therapy improved

self-esteem and confidence more than any

other type of treatment but why did

music work so well playing an instrument

lets you be vulnerable you may not know

why you're frustrated or scared but you

can channel those feelings into the

music you make over time you'll start to

overcome the negativity that's been

holding you back number 6 exercise daily

daily exercise can skyrocket your

self-confidence by affecting everything

from your physical health to your sense

of well-being to put it simply when you

look good you feel good daily exercise

helps you meet your fitness goals which

in turn strengthens your body and fills

it with energy after a good workout

you'll feel mentally and physically

capable like you can conquer anything

this natural euphoria is what's called

an exercise or runner's high when you

experience physical stress your brain

releases natural painkillers called

endorphins these chemicals improve your

mood and self-esteem if you're having a

bad morning as little as 15 minutes of

exercise can completely turn your day

around you'll be more motivated to

tackle new challenges you'll feel more

courageous in the face of adversity your

brain will even feel more focused and

efficient you've probably heard about

the benefits of exercise many times

for good reason there are a few things

that simultaneously strengthen your body

sharpen your mind and help you

accomplish your goals and all you need

to sacrifice is half an hour of your day

so if you want to develop

self-confidence make working out a part

of your daily routine

number seven make an avatar for years

video games have been associated with a

particular negative stereotype some

people assume that if you play video

games you're unhealthy sad and insecure

but is that really true a study from the

University of Missouri found exactly the

opposite

they asked nearly 300 people to play a

simulation game and interact with its

online community the goal was to see

whether this form of socializing could

help boost their self-esteem in real

life after surveying each player they

discovered something surprising

not only did playing this game make

people feel better it actually boosted

their confidence turns out creating a

virtual avatar function kind of like

having an ideal self ideal selves are

projections of who we aspire to be they

have accomplished our goals overcome our

obstacles and can do all the things we

wish we could well many people did the

same thing with their characters but

inside a simulation it feels much more

real people argue that this type of game

distorts reality but this study shows

it's just the opposite

many players were inspired to close the

gap between their real and virtual

selves they wanted to become more like

their avatars goals like losing weight

seemed more attainable because people

could visualize that ideal version of

themselves of course there is a catch

like many forms of entertainment playing

too much can be mentally and physically

dangerous make sure to always practice

moderation that way you can use this

type of game to build self-esteem

without losing sight of your goals

number 8 be helpful you can also inspire

self-confidence by helping people when

we do something nice for someone

our brains release three different

neurotransmitters dopamine oxytocin and

serotonin otherwise known as the happy

trifecta these chemicals give you that

warm energetic feeling that comes with a

compliment or a hug they boost your mood

when you laugh and help you feel proud

after a long day of work they shape what

you like and what kind of person you

want to be

they even motivate you by rewarding your

brain and helping you learn on each of

these flashes of happiness will help you

feel capable safe and valued who knew

that a few hormones could all do that

one of the easiest ways to flood your

brain with these feel-good chemicals is

to help someone in need humans are

naturally social creatures so we feel

good when we make an impact in someone

else's life by relieving their stress we

can actually relieve our own why because

we have the unique ability to change our

perspective no other creature

can put themselves in someone else's

shoes you can imagine how you'd feel if

you were struggling and no one came to

help you when we spare someone these

negative emotions the altruism center of

our brain lights up we experience that

rush of positivity which makes us feel

valuable and significant some people

would say this isn't charity at all

you're not helping people just to help

people you're doing it to make yourself

feel good but that's how volunteering

should be it's something that should

benefit everyone involved in other words

there's nothing wrong with helping

others to find the self-worth

you've been lacking thank you for

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