Self-confidence: For physical and psychological well-being
Humans have emotions like happy, sadness, anger, frustration, fear, and many more. Some of these emotions bring positive results and some of them might cause adverse physical and psychological changes. These changes severely effect a person’s life both internally and externally. To overcome this, we should try to develop the most worthy ability called the self-confidence.
“Self-confidence is an internal state of mind, can describe the attitude and beliefs a person holds regarding his abilities and strenghts”.
Obviously, self-confidence people trust their abilities, decisions, and judgment! It brings the steady control over our lives.
Why self-confidence is important!!
Individuals who lack in self-confidence might struggle with social anxiety, communication, and assertiveness. And, deficits in these aspects can create dissonance in one’s personal and professional life. Hence, it is beneficial to prevent difficulties in these areas and also to increase mental and emotional well-being.
- Reduce Anxiety: self-confident people experience less ambiguity when facing the new challenges. They are more likely to approach new adventures with a positive mind set rather than anxious and fearful mind.
- Improve interpersonal relationship: It increases the person’s ability to focus energy on other’s needs in addition to their own needs. This self sufficancy can leads to build strong and balanced relationship.
- Success: self-confidence acts as a powerful tool to develop faith in one’s abilities, thus by make a way to achieve the success and contentement in every action they perform.
How to develop self-confidence?
It is a trait that person can generally learn and develop. Following strategies listed below may help a person develop and improve it.
- Block negative thinking: Train yourself to think differently in a positive way. Try your best to refrain away from anxiety-producing experiences. Reduce pessimistic thoughts that may prevent you from realizing your abilities and/or potencials. If not possible to accomplish alone, seek the help of a counselor or therapist, especially one trained to provide cognitive behavioral therapy.
- Goal setting and reward: Set goals and use rewards to reinforce the positive meaning behind their accomplishments. This action builds positive attitude and eventually self-esteem.
- Build self-esteem: Self-esteem building activities, such as making a list of personal achievements and strengths and practicing self acceptancy exercises can be effective in promoting self-confidence.
- Develop positive affirmation: Replace negative thoughts with positive affirmations is more effective to increase self confidence. Try to practice positive self-talk for a few minutes a day, which is proved to improve overall health and wellbeing.
- Counseling and behavioral therapy: If you are struggling to develop confident behavior, counselors, therapists, and life coaches are there to help.