Ever have those days where every little thing brings you down? Imagine you wake up, make your bed and are excited and ready to go to school. You're supposed to get a test back in your first period class, but you did not do as well as you thought you did. Later in the day, your friends are not being as friendly as they usually are, which sets your mood down. You try not to think too much about these things, but you cannot help it. You also feel behind in some of the classes you are enrolled in, which stresses you out. Before you’re about to go home from school, the strap on your favorite sandals broke. You go home and everyone is minding their own business and not noticing how you are upset. These days can bring most people down, but here are 6 small ways you can boost your confidence when you are having one of those days:
1. Have positive self talk
If you constantly tell yourself you're no good or not worth it, then you will eventually start believing it, even though it isn't true. Start filling your thoughts with positive thoughts and you will see a better attitude about things
2. Don’t beat yourself up if you make a mistake
Everyone makes mistakes and everyone has those days! Learn from those mistakes and continue to move forward to be the best you.
3. Movement and Exercise
Going on a walk or run or hitting the gym will help you forget any stresses you may have. It will also significantly help you improve your mood.
4. Celebrate the small stuff
You woke up and made your bed. Check! You made it to school or work on time. Check again! Accomplishing all these small things are all worth celebrating about.
5. Focus on things you can change
Stressing over what happened in the past and letting that ruin your confidence only sets you back. If you didn’t do so well on an assignment figure out what ways you can improve on your next assignment.
6. Surround yourself with supportive people
Try to not hang around people who bring you down. Find people who make you feel good about yourself and motivate you to be the best person you can be.
Thinking about these 6 small ways to improve your self confidence can significantly brighten your mood and make you a more positive and motivated individual!
--Written by Marwa, Empowered & Poised Intern