Self-confidence and self-care go together. As we saw in our self-esteem article, exercising, sleeping, and eating well can boost self-esteem.
Identifying your needs can help you feel good about yourself. Mindfulness and gratitude reduce stress, regulate emotions, and improve sleep.
Negative people can demoralise you. As the NHS advises, avoid those people to boost self-esteem. Instead, cultivate relationships with appreciative people.
You can learn techniques to foster positive interpersonal relationships with our course Build Trust and Grow your Self-Confidence.
A growth mindset has been linked to higher self-esteem and resilience
Building a growth mindset can help in other areas of life, regardless of whether confidence affects it.
The NHS recommends setting yourself a challenge to help build confidence. Although it’s natural to be nervous about trying new things.
They also recommend setting goals, which can help with forming new behaviours, giving focus, and starting to make gradual progress.
Affirmations work. Telling yourself your strengths and confidence can reinforce positive thoughts.
Self-affirmations activate neural pathways, according to other studies. Self-affirmations can boost confidence and self-efficacy, according to one study.