Confidence is one of the most desired traits globally. After all, it can open doors professionally, enabling you to reach your full potential while also impacting the way in which you carry yourself in your daily life. For example, confident individuals are often more emotionally fulfilled as they are “more likely to socialize and to look to expand their network of friends and acquaintances.” They also tend to be less stressed and anxious.
If you’re in the habit of setting new year’s resolutions, striving to be more confident is a great place to start. This is because it will bring around benefits throughout the year, and it is a goal you can achieve in various ways.
With that in mind, here are some simple ways you can kickstart your confidence in 2023!
Take care of your mental health. While it’s always important to care for your mental health, making changes that promote emotional wellness can also cause your confidence to skyrocket. This is because it enables you to silence that little voice in your head that is full of doubt and anxiety. You can take care of your mental health in many ways, whether you are simply more candid in conversations with friends or enrolling in therapy.
Revamp your wardrobe. The clothes we wear also impact our confidence levels, which means that it may be time to revamp your wardrobe! Try to focus on clothes you really love, as opposed to wearing the same things as everyone else. If you’re unsure where to start, focus on building up your collection of essential items, such as tank tops which can be styled in many different ways. For example, you can wear the tank tone on its own when the sun is shining or add layers when it’s colder. Either way, you’ll always look – and subsequently feel great.
Hit the gym. According to a recent study, more than 1 in 3 Australians are unhappy with the way they look. This is incredibly disheartening when you consider the many ways in which body confidence feeds into our behaviors – for example, it may stop you from participating in certain activities or hold you back when dating. In any case, it is important to remember that all bodies are beautiful, no matter their shape or size. However, body confidence can also be increased through regular exercise. As a result, now is the perfect time to enroll at your local gym, which may offer discounts at the start of the year.
Surround yourself with the right people. Confidence is internal, but that does not mean it is not impacted by external factors, such as those around you. For example, spending time with people who regularly express negative feelings or sentiments towards you is sure to chip away at your confidence. As such, try to be more selective of who you spend time with. Remember, toxic people do not deserve your energy and attention; you deserve to surround yourself with positive influences. Focus on the people who lift you up – not tear you down.