9 successful habits to boost self confidence

Suffering from low self -esteem and self- confidence? Don’t feel bad, you have come to the right place. I too suffered from low self-esteem and self-confidence after years of being in an abusive relationship. Read 9 Warning Signs you are in an Abusive Relationship . After getting a divorce I was able to increase my confidence and self-esteem and you can too. This post will share 9 tips to help increase your self-confidence and your self-esteem.

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Two of the things that can suffer especially after a life-changing event such as a divorce is your self- confidence and self-esteem.  They can go quickly out the door and leave with a feeling of not knowing who you are.

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When you lose self-confidence, you begin to doubt yourself and the abilities that you have. You no longer think that you are good enough at anything that you are doing. Not good enough in your job, not good enough for taking care of your children. You even begin to think others share the same doubting feelings that you have about you. Low self-esteem will have you believing that you are unworthy.

Self-confidence is often used synonymously with self-esteem but they each have different meanings.  Self-confidence is trusting in your abilities to get something done while self-esteem is your value or self-worth. In other words how you feel about yourself.

You may have high self-confidence and are able to get the job done but because of low self-esteem, you still feel as if something is missing.  When you have both high self-confidence and high self-esteem you bring about a balance in your life. This balance causes you to be happy inside out.

9 successful habits to boost self confidence

9 Tips to Boost Self-confidence and Self-esteem

1 Repeat Positive Affirmations

There is life and death in the power of the tongue so you have to be careful of the words you speak into your life. When you repeat positive affirmations it becomes a part of your subconscious mind and becomes a permanent part of your personality.   Eventually, you will begin to see and think about yourself differently. Repeat positive affirmations such as

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“ I am healthy” 

 “I am happy”

“ I am a magnet for opportunity and I attract success”

Print these affirmations out and place them where you can see them on a daily basis. One of the things I did was to put a set of affirmations on my closet door and I would repeat them every morning.

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2 Love Yourself

Love me you say? How do I do that?  Yes, oftentimes it easy for us to love our children and other family members but very hard to love our own selves. Having self-love means putting yourself first, thinking about you and no you are not being self fish. It also means that you should not be too tough on yourself. When others you love such as your children make mistakes you are quick to forgive them but when you make a mistake you don’t forgive yourself. When you have self-love you are able to forgive yourself because you now realize that you are not perfect.  One of the quotes I love to repeat is that I am perfectly imperfect.

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When you practice self-love you will never have to depend on others to be happy. It gives a feeling of empowerment to be happy on the inside and not rely on others for happiness.

To start practicing self-love you can do the following:

  1. Tell yourself the things you love about you. Speak to yourself looking into your mirror.
  2. Distance yourself from negative people or people who always say things to bring you down.
  3. Stop trying to seek the approval of others, your opinion is the one that matters.
  4. Forgive yourself for the mistakes that you have made in the past.
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3 Dress Good

The way you dress can have a positive impact on your self-confidence and self-esteem. There is a saying fake it until you make it. You may not feel confident on the inside but you can show confidence on the outside by the way you dress. No, you don’t have to break the bank in order to dress well. You can look just as good in a dress that cost $10 as you would in one that costs $500. The key thing is to wear clothes that fit your body shape. Don’t be afraid to get out of your comfort zone and experiment with different styles. Shoes are an important part in your dressing so change the style of shoes that you wear as well.

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4 Read Books on Improving your Self -Confidence and your Self- Esteem

What better way to improve self-confidence and self-esteem than to learn from the experts themselves. Reading books will give you in-depth tips and strategies that you can use and you will have them to refer to over and over again.  The Power of Self Confidence is a book that will help you to increase your self-confidence and courage to pursue your dreams. Ultimate Confidence: The Secret to feeling great about yourself every day is a book that will help you feel good about yourself. Ten Days to Self-esteem is a book that will help to change the thinking patterns that caused you to be unhappy about yourself.  Start reading a book today to help you to increase your self-confidence and your self-esteem.

5 Believe in Yourself

Believing in yourself will help you to build self-confidence. You have to believe in your ability to get things done. If you don’t believe in yourself who else will? When you believe in yourself, you have the ability to visualize your goals and will be inspired to take action. Additionally, believing in yourself will cause you to become more positive and recognize that failure is part of the process but it is only temporary.

6 Set small goals and work to achieve them

Set small goals that you can achieve in a short time frame. When you set small goals and work towards achieving them you increase your self-confidence and your self-esteem each time you are successful.  Everything starts with a plan, so write it down on paper- Your goal and what you will do to achieve it. Eventually, you will develop the self-confidence where you can do more and more which will lead to achieving bigger goals.

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7 Take care of yourself

It is hard to have high self-esteem if you don’t feel good about the way you look. You need to be healthy in order to enjoy the success of having high self-confidence. Taking care of yourself means eating right to get the nutrients that your body needs. It also means developing a habit of exercising. Set a schedule to go for a daily walk at least for an hour every day. Additionally, you should practice good sleeping habits which will ensure that you have the energy that is needed to achieve your goals.

8 Pamper yourself

In addition to taking care of yourself, you also need to pamper yourself.  Take time out of your schedule to focus on you. Go to the spa, get a full body massage, a pedicure and or manicure, get your hair done or go shopping. Whatever you decide to do, do it for you. This will help you to feel good about yourself. When you feel good about yourself, you will increase your self-confidence and your self-esteem.

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9 Help others while increasing your self-confidence and your self-esteem

When you help others you not only increase your self-esteem and your self confidence but you develop a sense of purpose. Find a way to help others. You can do this by joining a volunteer organization or donating to a cause. You can also do what I am doing now which is sharing what I know online in order to help others. Sharing is caring.

If you are suffering from low self-confidence and low self-esteem, following these 9 tips will help you to increase your self-confidence and your self-esteem.

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30 thoughts on “Increase Your Self-Confidence and Your Self-Esteem

    1. Thank you, feel free to share as that is the purpose behind this website, to inspire other women to live their best life now

  1. Great post Anthea,

    I know your posts are targeted toward women, but I actually relate to too many of these.

    It’s difficult to think positively and sometimes I feel like I’m a failure at everything.

    And I love number 3 – Dress Good… I fall victim to dressing in plain tshirts and jeans every day because it’s physically comfortable… but it doesn’t make me feel good!


    1. Thanks John, I am happy that you were able to relate to the tips to increase your self confidence and your self esteem. Try getting out of your comfort zone and change up your dressing a bit. I am sure that it will make you feel good. 😊

  2. This is some really great advice. That setting small goals and checking them off has helped build our confidence so much, because it helps build our faith in ourselves and ability to get things done. Also, by writing it all down, it’s been easy to see tangible progress, which has been awesome. Thanks for reminding me how important it is to take tiny steps to get to the big goals.

    1. Thanks much, I am happy to share. Setting small goals is something that I have been using myself in order to increase my confidence. I am glad that it is working for you as well.

  3. These are some good tips. I am all about loving yourself first. Because if you don’t love yourself how can you share that love? I need to focus more on positive affirmations.

    1. I totally agree with you, self love is very important to feeling happy. Positive Affirmations really help. Hope you grabbed the free download with Affirmations to start your day 😊

  4. This may sound silly to most but recently I started to wear makeup again just some eyeshadow added to my mascara routine every morning. The difference it has made has been astronomical. I used to wear makeup all the time but after having kids I gave up on it. Just that extra 2 minutes every morning helps me boost my confidence. I think it fits in well with your dressing good tip. I love this article thanks for the other great tips I will be sure to incorporate those as well.

    1. It is not silly at all, focusing on yourself is very important. I am glad that you were able to add something positive to boost your confidence. It is amazing how taking the time out to do something for ourselves can positively impact how we feel about ourselves. Continue to implement the tips that will help you in feeling good about yourself.

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