8 tips to help you gain confidence

Face your fears: Instead of putting off tasks until you feel more self-confident, face your fears head-on. By practicing facing some of your fears that stem from a lack of self-confidence, you can gradually build your confidence in these situations [1].

Focus on things you can control: Grounding yourself in things you can control, even just one aspect of your goal, can provide you with more stability to move forward. Starting in the places you have control over ensures that you build confidence from a place of inner strength [2].

Recognize negative thoughts and beliefs: Recognize the thoughts and beliefs that affect low self-esteem, and change the way you think about them. This can help you accept your value as a person and increase your self-esteem, confidence, and sense of well-being [3].

Practice self-care: Taking care of your physical, mental, and emotional needs is essential for building confidence. Make sure to get enough sleep, eat a healthy diet, and engage in regular physical activity. Also, practice mindfulness, meditation, or other relaxation techniques to manage stress and improve your mental health.

Set achievable goals: Setting and achieving realistic goals can help you feel accomplished and boost your confidence. Break down larger goals into smaller, achievable steps, and celebrate each accomplishment along the way.

Learn new skills: Developing new skills and knowledge can help you feel more confident and capable. Take a course or workshop to learn a new skill, or read a book to expand your knowledge.

Surround yourself with positive people: Surrounding yourself with positive and supportive people who believe in you can help you feel more confident. Seek out people who encourage and inspire you, and avoid those who bring you down.

Practice self-compassion: Be kind and compassionate to yourself, especially when things don't go as planned. Treat yourself with the same kindness and understanding you would give to a close friend or loved one.