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How can I be more cnfident in myself?

15 Answers
Last Updated: 01/08/2018 at 8:13am
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Jessica McDaniel, LPC, LCPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

I have been practicing cognitive behavioral psychotherapy since 2005 with a diverse group of clients, all ages, races, and socioeconomic classes.

Top Rated Answers
ASG
May 27th, 2015 3:23pm
Embracing yourself, I find, is the key to confidence. Once you accept and love who you are you can go out and tackle the world to show it who's boss!
Peacegirl
March 29th, 2015 12:28pm
Trust in yourself. Love yourself. We all are imperfect and we all have each weakness. So, always tell yourself that "Everyone has weakness". and not compare yourself to others as it never necessary cause we all have own good and bad points. Then after all these, your confidence is gained.
Sammy24
March 5th, 2015 9:48pm
Accept yourself for who you are and own it, people will love you for who you are, but you have to aswell!
GregoryLyle
April 3rd, 2015 3:53am
The problem will many is that they rely on others for validation. Those who lack confidence tend to already have the tools to do what they desire, but doubt themselves. In order to see what lies within you, it may prove effective to encourage yourself to think more positively about your abilities and attributes daily.
SmilingHedgehog
April 22nd, 2015 9:44am
get out of bed, take a shower, put on your favorite clothes, focus on the image of yourself that you have in your mind and photoshop it! analyze your self-talk and abandon the negative thoughts, one by one. be kind- to others and yourself. stand tall, speak slowly, smile, set a small goal and achieve it and- get active!
AshleyElle
May 21st, 2015 5:16pm
Get to know yourself, love your differences and always remember that no one is perfect. We all have insecurities but real confidence starts with being true to yourself :)
iloverunning
June 3rd, 2015 6:27am
Whenever you are feeling down, write a personalized letter to yourself. Remind yourself that things are tough, but you have the qualities/characteristics and the wisdom to overcome your problems. The idea may sound silly to you at the moment, but it can help you build up your self-confidence. It helped me when I was feeling in a rut.
sweetfreedom13
July 20th, 2015 3:25am
Look at all of the beautiful things within yourself. Some might be as small as your beautiful eye color or how tall or short you are, to being as big as the kindness you have for other people, or your integrity. Find the good things within yourself, and forget about whatever negativities you think you have. You are beautiful and amazing-no matter what.
Anonymous
August 11th, 2015 3:02pm
Try doing things you love, keep your mind focused on yourself. Or try telling yourself to be confident and to be true to yourself. Don't worry about yourself, stay positive and try to stay away from negatives for a bit.
ColorfulFern
September 29th, 2015 1:00am
Confidence always comes with self-love. You could spend time doing things that you like to do and concentrate on yourself for just a few hours out of the day everyday. Really be mindful of what you do and how you do it.
MarkoP
December 14th, 2015 5:27pm
Look yourself in the mirror, trust yourself. Trust your reflection. Trust what you are seeing. Say today I am going to have a good day no matter what, say I believe in myself.
Anonymous
January 4th, 2016 11:35pm
try doing things your good at that will make you more confident and try new things that interest you and when you fail try again we're all human
heretohelpyou111
May 23rd, 2016 4:35pm
First of all you have to know yourself . The way i see it , and thats what i always tell to other people is " I see everyone as a flower , we all are beautiful , no matter what we look like and where we come from" I mean flowers are all so different , yet beautiful at the same time .Why can't we see ourselves as a flower ? , At least we should try . You cant become confident if you try to make others happy . ,make yourself happy first . - Liz .
Greatlistener87
July 4th, 2016 6:42am
Keep telling yourself how much you are worth and all the positive things about yourself. Believe what you are telling yourself. Because only when u believe in yourself then others will believe u.
Theloneone
January 8th, 2018 8:13am
By accepting yourself just the way you are. Confident can't be build in a day , try taking tiny steps . start appreciating small things about yourself , things that though are small but make you different then others. Trust yourself, look in the mirror every morning and appreciate what you see. It is believed that 15 minutes of exercise every morning boost confidence. People can give you advice's but it's up to you when to begin.