6 Easy Ways to Boost Your Self-Confidence

How to make yourself feel like you can conquer the world in six easy steps. No, Really!



Physical activity can burn off some of your pent up emotions. Going to the gym, joining a sports team or doing any sort of regular exercise can get your body in shape and improve your mental health. Getting in a rhythm of working out also creates positive momentum and something for you to build on. The more you work out, the more you’ll want to work out. And you just might make some new friends while you’re at it.

6 Easy Ways to Boost Your Self-Confidence

Try doing yoga daily

Where meditation is all about internal and mental results, working out is all about the external, something you can see in the mirror as well as feel in your energy levels.


Think Positive

When it comes to self-confidence, your thoughts can be your best friends or your worst enemies. It’s important to remember that your emotions mirror your thoughts. So, if you are focusing on negative thoughts, you’re more likely to feel sad or angry.

6 Easy Ways to Boost Your Self-Confidence

Stop the negative thinking — plan your next vacation instead!

It is up to you to decide which thoughts are helpful, positive ones, and which are harmful. By discarding the negative thoughts, you will be able to focus on being productive and feeling confident.

What do you do when you’re feeling down, to make yourself feel better?

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A writer, artist, and designer since she was young enough to put pencil to paper, Hilary taught herself code and created Urbanette when she was a teenager. Currently, she lives in Monte Carlo, but spent the past decade living in NYC, still considers herself a New Yorker, and visits regularly. She's always traveling, looking for hot new topics, destinations, and life hacks to bring to Urbanette readers.

Reader Discussion: 179 Comments

  1. Diana Scott

    For people with low self-esteem, or a history of disappointments, men as well as women, failure is easier to accept than success. They’re used to it.

  2. Rachel Ward

    Work on the issues that are making you feel low in self-confidence. For me this is the more practical approach to increasing self-confidence.?

  3. Felicia Blake

    When you’re confident, you stop worrying about what everyone else thinks, and stop second-guessing your decisions.

    • Charles Adams

      I find girls with really strict fathers tens to be easy to control since they’re used to getting told what to do and deep down inside begin to like being bossed around because obviously they have low self-esteem.

  4. Kristina Ramsey

    Confident people inspire confidence in others, and gaining the confidence of others is one of the key ways in which a self-confident person finds success.

    • Mona Conner

      Right! Because confidence is contagious.

  5. I agree to this. Try learning a new skill, or perhaps do something that you are scared of, if you made it then it’ll raise your self-confidence.

  6. Know yourself by leaving your comfort zone. Not enough can be said about the power of self-awareness. ?

    • Judy Robertson

      Many people lack confidence because they feel that they lack a certain competency. But I think competency can be developed through reading and practice.

  7. Think of a fear you have overcome. When we lack self-confidence and self-belief, we become fearful that we are not good enough or worthy enough. Inorder to counteract this fear, think of the times when you were scared of doing something but did it anyway and were successful.

  8. Personally, when I was overweight and out of shape many years ago, I had the limiting belief that I did not have the willpower to get fit and I believed that I had a certain body type that prevented me from being fit and strong. I challenged those beliefs, and this opened door for me to develop confidence in my ability to get in shape.

  9. List your past successes and accomplishments. Most of us are hard on ourselves. We tend to recall our mistakes and failures more than our successes. You will be surprised how many things yo have accomplished, read it often and you are more capable than you realize.

  10. Rosemarie Gibbs

    If you want to be successful, self-belief is more important than intelligence , talent, background, or just about anything else. And people who have self-confidence and believe in themselves are healthier, happier , have better relationships and are more motivated and resilient. ?

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