Find the Confidence You Need to Take the World by Storm

Find the Confidence You Need to Take the World by Storm

 by Jenna Sherman

If you lack confidence, you may feel alone. However, studies show that about 85% of Americans share this struggle. Fortunately, you can boost your self-esteem with the right approach.

Find Fulfillment in Your Career

Work shouldn't be something you do just for a paycheck. You can find fulfillment in your job if you're passionate about it. If your current position doesn't ignite a fire in you, it's time to look for something else.

Individuals who want more control over their careers may find their passion by starting a business. Before taking the leap, create a business plan to iron out the details:

  • Budgets
  • Funding sources
  • Marketing strategies
  • Corporate structure
  • Goods and services for sale

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Create a Self-Care Routine

Schedule time to care for your mind, body, and soul. Just 10 minutes a day can boost your self-esteem and help you feel more prepared to face the world. There are a variety of self-care techniques, so it's all a matter of finding ones that feel right:

  • Take a walk
  • Pray
  • Do yoga
  • Meditate
  • Practice mindfulness
  • Journal
  • Garden

Learn Something New

Developing a new skill is a surefire way to improve your confidence. The key is finding something that interests you, as you're more likely to stick with it. The following are fun hobbies that are great for beginners:

  • Car maintenance
  • Computer programming
  • Photoshop
  • Learning a foreign language
  • Beer brewing


Cook Nutritious, Delicious Meals

Eating well is paramount to physical health, and cooking is a great way to build confidence. Preparing a delicious meal (especially one you share with loved ones) provides a sense of pride. YouTube videos, food blogs, and official cooking show websites are great places to find healthy recipes that taste amazing.


Update Your Wardrobe

What you wear has a significant impact on your self-confidence. If you don't like your current wardrobe, shop for new pieces you're excited about. With websites such as, you can find fantastic deals without leaving your home.


As you consider items, keep the following tips in mind:

  • Be true to yourself
  • Choose clothes that make you feel comfortable
  • Wear outfits that align with the image you want to project


Talk to a Therapist

Sometimes we need a little help to feel our best. Talking to a therapist may allow you to find the root of your low-self esteem. There are several types of therapy proven to increase confidence:

  • Mindfulness-based therapy
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Exposure therapy
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy


Connect With Others

Finding a community isn't just good for your self-esteem — it can improve your mental and physical health. If you don't have a strong support system, you can develop one by connecting with like-minded individuals. In the era of technology, there are plenty of ways to find your people:

  • Register on meet-up sites
  • Frequent a favorite bar or restaurant
  • Follow groups on social media
  • Look at your library's upcoming events


Make Something

Creating something can help you shake negative thoughts that undermine confidence. Everyone can be creative, even if it's been a while since they've made something. It's all about finding the right outlet:

  • Design a video game
  • Write a poem
  • Take photographs
  • Knit a sweater


Stepping into the world after a long time tucked away is intimidating, but you can turn that anxiety into excitement by boosting your confidence. With a little effort, you can make a stunning debut you feel great about.


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