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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

How to Boost Your Self-Confidence and Self-Esteem

Step1
You can boost your self-confidence by becoming a positive thinker. Think positive thoughts and turn any negative thoughts into positive ones. Change the "self-talk" that we all have. Change your inner recording. When you wake up in the morning, think of all of the positive things that are going to happen that day.

Step2
Boost your self-esteem by working on changing any negative behavior. If you're a procrastinator, stop procrastinating. For more on procrastinating, please click on my article on this page. If you tend to doubt yourself and your abilities, get out and physically do something. If feel that you're lacking self-confidence because you need to lose weight, get out and start walking. As a wise friend once told me, "move a muscle, change a thought".

Step3
Set realistic goals for yourself. If you need to, break these goals down into smaller chunks so that they will be easier to manage. Accomplish those goals! This will help boost your self-confidence more than you can imagine. Know that you have what it takes!

Step4
Put positive messages all around your house and your office at work. If you're a student, put them in your dorm. These messages should say things like, "Believe in Yourself", "I am Special", and "I am Loved".

Tips & Warnings

  • No put downs! Squash the critical voice in your head!
  • If you tend to doubt yourself and your abilities, do ONE POSITIVE THING TODAY!
  • Tomorrow, DO ANOTHER!
  • Remember that baby steps are better than no steps at all.
  • Don't let anything get in your way!

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