For many reasons, your confidence can take a serious knock. Trying to reverse some of the direct causes of the anxiety that spawns from this confidence-knock should rather be replaced by efforts in building your confidence in a number of different ways. The suggestions to follow may seem small and insignificant, but just try them out, commit to them and you’ll be well on your way to creating the requisite snowball effect that starts out as a minor, instant confidence boost.
The confidence-boosting effects of a wardrobe makeover are often lost to the male species, but fortunately more and more of the lads are taking full advantage of the positive effects of retail therapy. You can almost feel the instant boost to your confidence, long before you actually put on the new clothes you go on to buy. They don’t necessarily have to be new though. It’s all about self-expression, so if you’re not into the latest fashion trends, focus on upping your game in your personal styling.
Starting a workout regime
Have you ever noticed how budding muscle heads appear to get an instant boost to their confidence, even after completing only the first of many workout sessions in what is sure to be a long regime ahead? You’ll find them flexing phantom muscles, which are impossible to build after only one session, in front of the mirror, as if they’re already built and ripped! The psychology isn’t something you have to try and understand to benefit from. All you need to know is that merely starting a workout regime can give you the instant confidence boost you could do with.
If you have some specific health and fitness goals you would have wanted to target with your resolution to start a workout regime, that only makes up for half of the equation. The other half, which in actual fact makes up more than half, is the nutritional side of things. Either way, eating healthier can have almost immediate effects on your body, working to restore the chemical balances in your brain that are responsible for your confidence levels, among other things. So, eat healthier!
You might be taking it a bit too far if you choose to smile at complete strangers as a way to brighten up their day and yours, but that’s something you might not be able to resist doing after having a smile makeover. Thanks to advancements in the medical field, along with other factors such as the state of the economy, the availability of cheap cosmetic dentistry makes for a great way through which to give your confidence an instant boost. After all, most people lack self confidence because they believe their smile isn’t worth flashing.
Indulging a hobby
Normally a hobby is something which interests you as a result of you discovering how good at it you are. Indulge. The simplest and smallest of ‘victories’ you win, as you go along, can snowball into one big ball of restored self-confidence, which you can then take into other areas of your life. It doesn’t have to be a specialist hobby. You can get an instant confidence boost from something like playing video games.
Get a pet or plant a tree
You’d be signing up for a responsibility you’d have to honour once the novelty of bringing the new pet home subsides, but otherwise the very act of going out to get a new member of the family to bring home surprisingly acts as an instant confidence boost. If a pet is too much of a commitment, then get into landscaping / gardening, or just resolve to plant a tree. Do your bit for the environment. Mother Nature will pay you back in kind.
Apart from the smile makeover, which you could maybe get in conjunction with other, complementary forms of cosmetic surgery, these suggestions don’t necessarily have to be taken as gospel. The gist of it is that you need to commit to something which only really needs a moderate commitment of either your time, money or a bit of effort. If you can see visible effects, the confidence gained thereof very easily spills over into all other areas of your life.
Welcome to Motivational’s. This is Elliot Grant, fitness fanatic, and your go to advisor and blog post writer, putting your fitness first.