Show me a person with confidence issues and I’ll show you someone who probably wants to improve the relationships in his or her life.
There is no question that low self-confidence has a negative impact on multiple areas of our lives. When you don’t feel good about who you are and where you are in life, it’s bound to place a sour note on the relationships that matter to you most.
I recently heard author Brené Brown say you shouldn’t trust anyone who says they love you if they don’t love themselves. I thought that was so profound and so true. How is anyone capable of giving you genuine, unconditional if they are incapable of showing themselves that same kind of love.
It requires commitment on your part and it can take some time, but if you are dedicated to becoming someone who exudes confidence, it’s a reachable goal for sure.
So whether we are talking about a happy marriage, lasting friendships, or a successful career, it can be argued that having a good dose of confidence will lead to more happiness on all fronts.
So how do you build more confidence? It’s not always easy, but it’s also not always as hard as people make it out to be. It requires commitment on your part and it can take some time, but if you are dedicated to becoming someone who exudes confidence, it’s a reachable goal for sure.
Here are a few tips on how you can build more confidence and take your marriage and your life to a happier place.
Make fitness a priority
When you take the time to make your health a priority, your feel better about yourself. Exercise is a great way to improve your physical and mental health. Furthermore, consistently focusing on fitness can lead to feeling stronger and being happier with your overall appearance, which all leads to a more confident you.
Learn how to communicate with clarity
Communicating what we want and need in our lives can bring us closer and closer to living a confident life. If you are unable to share your thoughts and feelings with clarity, it can leave you feeling frustrated, annoyed, and confused.
But a clear communicator is more likely to walk away from an interaction feeling satisfied about what they expressed and how they expressed it. If building confidence is a goal of yours, focusing on how you communicate with others should be a priority.
Get clear on what your talents are and how you can use them
So many of us float through life without making good use of the gifts and talents we have. Even if you don’t think you have any, trust me when I say that you do. You just have to make it your business to find out what your gifts and talents are.
Once you know, you have to figure out how to use them. Sharing our gifts and talents with others gives us purpose, and having purpose helps you become more confident in all areas of your life.
Get a new look
When you look good, you feel good. It’s not as deep as working on what’s going on inside, but the way you look on the outside does matter. Think about how you feel about your look and consider something new. A new look that you love creates a great confidence boost, and that boost can go a long way.
Spend more time with people that lift you up
We sometimes don’t realize it, but having the wrong people in your life can definitely bring you down. You have to be very careful about the people and energy you allow into your space.
Form a tight circle of people who make you feel good about who you are and what you have to offer the world. Let’s call this group your tribe. Then spend as much time with your tribe as you can, When you have the right people in your life, you feel like you can conquer anything. It’s a wonderful feeling.
BMWK family, how does being confident make your marriage a happy one?