I strongly believe that we are all born with self-confidence but as we grow and encounter different experiences in life, our confidence level begins to diminish.
I have been called confident all my life, however, I have experienced many moments where I lacked confidence in a major way and one of those is doing something that I am completely new to or even regular tasks that I struggle with. Nonetheless, I have come to realize that accepting failings whilst working towards improvement is confidence in itself.
So here’s the good, you can fake confidence till you make it. In other words, keep practicing it until it becomes part of you.
Let me share with you 6 main ways amongst many others that will boost your confidence as a woman.
- Who are you?
Ask yourself who you really are and how exactly you want to live your life. Go out of your way to add your personality to every aspect of your life. Stay rooted in your sense of self and don’t be shaken.
For example, If you like colours, wear them! If you like your voice to be heard, speak, sing or write!
Consider writing down some of your characteristics that are different from your closest friends, family members and colleagues. It may be the really lovely way you approach things or your general view of life. If they make you feel happy and comfortable, then do them more often! This is where your self-confidence starts.
I personally find it really difficult to follow what everyone else is doing unless of course, it interests me. I only ever do things my actual way, however, I would take advice of others if I find it valuable, and this is why I believe that my YouTube channel represents me 100%. I am very self aware and I stay rooted to my source of peace and joy.
- Fix up look sharp!
Look after your appearance because that is always going to be your first impression on people you meet. Groom yourself and dress well.
Whether you like it or not, we live in an aesthetic world and your appearance counts. The truth is that you don’t actually have to spend a fortune to look good.
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- Walk confidently and watch your body language.
Did you know that 55% of our communication is body language? We tell people a lot about ourselves with eye contacts, how we stand tall, how we walk and our sitting postures. Give out strength and positive vibes with your body language.
I smile a lot and that makes me approachable and comfortable to be around. I also walk with confidence and I make eye contacts during a conversation with someone.
- Be positive and practice daily gratitude.
A grateful heart is a magnet to miracles. When you approach life with a positive attitude, it becomes easier to bounce back from every difficult situation. Note that every single person in life has issues or an issue to deal with, so don’t feel left out because of difficult circumstances. It’s ok to feel sad about them but don’t stay sad for too long. Gather your blessings and count them one by one.
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- Look after your body.
Carrying excessive weight in your body leaves you feeling down. Control what you eat and exercise at least 30 minutes daily.
I understand how difficult it is to get into a healthy habit but once you push yourself into it, you will appreciate the effect on your general wellbeing.
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- Know thy God.
Did you know that self-confidence is actually the will of God for us? The bible said that God put so much effort in creating us and ensuring that we were wonderfully and fearfully made. My boldness increased as soon as I received the baptism of the Holy Spirit. I have meditated on God’s love for me so much that I face life with courage and peace. People have noted this about me and they would always call me a strong woman but I know that my strength comes from God almighty.
watch my testimony here.
Now go into the world and paint it your colour!