Habits that Build Confidence

 

There’s little in this world more attractive, more magnetic, and more coveted than confidence. Successful people tend to be confident, as do happy people, so if confidence is not already something you have or are working towards gaining, maybe you should be. Here a few everyday habits you should consider developing if you’re aiming to live a more confidence existence.

 

Reading 

Whether it’s novels you desire, or newspapers, or journal articles, or blog posts, or Twitter feeds, reading is an excellent way to bulk up your knowledge base and subsequently your conversation chops. Becoming well versed in a variety of topics will ensure that when in a group setting, you’ll be able to keep up and contribute, building confidence in a group setting.

 

Take up a Hobby 

Sometimes, all it takes to build up your confidence is be genuinely good at something. If you’re finding that there’s nothing in your current roster of activities that you feel connected to or are being commended for, start looking elsewhere. It can be yoga, piano, sketching, gardening, babysitting, or volunteering at an animal shelter – just keep testing things out until you find something rewarding that makes you feel that your skills are appreciated.

 

Exercising 

As you’ve probably already heard, exercising is a great way to relieve stress and anxiety, in addition to improving your self-image, making it great for you on an emotional and physical level.  Exercise can also foster feelings of accomplishment, and the natural endorphin rush doesn’t hurt either. Getting your exercise done first thing in the morning is a surefire way to ensure productivity and positivity all day long.

 

Being Mindful 

Oftentimes, our mental limitations boil down to regrets and pain from our past, which can negatively affect our confidence. The practice of being mindful pertains to living in the moment and forgiving yourself for the past – a practice that’s easier in theory than it is in practice. Meditation is often used as a tool to practice mindfulness, though the aim of being mindful is that it eventually becomes second nature and doesn’t require allotted quiet time.

Written by Zakiya Kassam

Zakiya Kassam

Zakiya is a freelance website content writer based in Toronto.

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