Underneath this article you will find a self confidence and a self esteem worksheet.
If you’re self-confident and have a strong self esteem, you believe that your uniqueness is worthy of admiration and that you belong. It has the power to alter how the world perceives and treats you. Your level of self-confidence and self esteem influences your future. People intuitively recognize how much self esteem and self-confidence you have and respond accordingly.
Among the simplest methods to experience greater confidence is to defend myself against the ideas, actions, and actions of confident people. Others will start dealing with you with increased respect, that will improve your confidence much more.
Work on a better self esteem and get more self-confidence with a few simple tips:
1. Speak more slowly. Think about the most confident people you know. Think e.g. about a famous movie star. How does he or she speak? Slowly and authoritatively as you’re responding to something said to you. Take a deep breath and pause for a second. Take your time and speak slowly.
2. Avoid trying to please everyone. It’s an unachievable goal anyway. If you’re truly confident, you don’t feel the need to be accepted by everyone. Be kind and polite, but don’t spend your time trying to be a pleaser. When you spend too much time on others and ignore yourself, they come to the conclusion that you must not be that important.
3. Have the proper level of eye contact. If your eye contact is poor, it can be challenging to develop it. Start slowly and make the effort to slowly increase your eye contact during all your interactions with others.
* Remember that it’s not a staring contest, but too little eye contact is a very strong sign that you lack self-confidence.
4. Visualize yourself being confident in all situations. Imagine yourself being confident at work, with a stranger, and on a date. Spending a few minutes visualizing each day is a great way to mentally practice being confident. In fact, imagine applying all of these tips in the situations where you feel your confidence is lagging.
5. Slow your movements and gestures. Again, think of e.g. James Bond. His gestures are slow and smooth. Quick, twitchy movements are interpreted as a sign of social discomfort. Try to be elegant and graceful.
6. Move with purpose. Consider how your co-workers walk down the hall at your workplace. The lower-level people tend to walk with a lack of purpose and direction. It’s almost as if they’re mindlessly wandering around.
* Then consider how the most powerful person at work walks. She’s not rushed, but she’s not wasting time and knows where she’s going.
7. Stand up straight. Your mom told you a hundred times. You feel and look better when you stand tall. Look straight ahead.
8. Avoid fidgeting. All of your movements have a purpose when you’re confident. There’s no reason to bounce your leg, wave your hands around, or to pick at yourself.
9. Exercise. Thirty minutes of exercise is a great way to look and feel better. Exercise has a positive effect on your mood and attitude. Firming up your body is sure to boost your confidence, too.
10. Think confident thoughts. You can think any thoughts you choose, so make your thoughts positive! Tell yourself that you’re confident and people respect you. Whatever you continuously say to yourself will eventually become your reality.
Avoid underestimating the importance of confidence. Some success experts claim confidence is the best predictor of success. If you’re not feeling confident, boosting your self-confidence might be the best way to enhance all aspects of your life. Add a single tip each week until you’ve incorporated all of them. Experience the positive effects greater confidence has on your life.
Self Confidence and Self Esteem Worksheet
Try this worksheet to get more inspiration to change your life:
Boosting your self esteem and your self-confidence can affect your life in many positive ways.
Answer these questions to gain a better perspective of your situation.
- Which social situations would I like to address first?
2. What are a few ways I could include mindfulness in my life?
3. With whom could I reconnect today?
4. How can I approach the area of my social life I’d like to enhance? What are the small steps I can take to address my fear in that situation?
5. How can I remind myself to stand tall, smile, and look people in the eye?
6. Who would I invite to my first party and why?
7. How would my life change if I had more self-confidence and more self esteem?
Like to learn more on this topic? Read this great blogpost from Cornerstone University: Simple, Effective Strategies To Immediately Boost Your Self-Esteem
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