I’ll never be as confident as her. I’m just not good enough. Why can’t I be better?

We’ve all gone through the motions of self-loathe before. There were times when our confidence hits rock-bottom and no matter what we do, we just don’t feel we’re good enough.

However, in the same way that confidence can be destroyed, it also can be built over time. Here are three tips to help you build up confidence and let your personality shine.

  1. Hang out with positive and confident people
    As Jim Rohn once said, “You’re the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” This cannot be truer. Positivity and confidence can be contagious – in a good way. The more we stick around with friends who are confident, the more we tend to mirror their attitudes.
  2. Feel good from inside out
    This means you’ve got to take care of yourself first. Taking care of ourselves means that we ensure that we eat well, sleep well and get ample rest when needed. Most of us often get buried or too caught up with work and other commitments that we often neglect ourselves. When we feel good physically, emotionally and mentally, we naturally feel confident.
  3. Believe in yourself
    More often than not, we tend to let the people around us judge us, our behavior and the things we do or say. If doing things in a certain way makes you happy, why should you care about how others see you? Live for yourselves, not for others. Learning to be happy and contented with what you already have will make you happier and more confident.

Text and image: Shona Woo

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