Build confidence with these 5 tools
We all go through points where we take blows mentally and emotionally. I wanted to share 5 ways that I build confidence. On my music journey, I’ve had my share of ups and downs. When I failed, it would crush me to run into obstacles and come short of the goals I would set out for. Working so hard only to come up short will break you down over time if you allow it to. One thing I’ve learned is that failure represents growth, but it’s also an important opportunity to learn. Like many others, I’m my own biggest critic, and my competitive nature makes me always want to be the best. The best time to boost your confidence, in my opinion, is when you wake up and start your day. Start your day off the right way and remember that you are greatness as long as you believe it.
1. Assurance and self-affirmations
I am great and it doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks. Time and time again, I’ve been doubted and counted out. I overcome my obstacles because I genuinely believe that I can. Confidence is literally 90% of the battle. Whether you believe you can or you can’t, you’re 100% right. When you wake up and look at yourself, rather than pointing out things you can improve, find your greatness instead. Love yourself more than anything. If there’s one thing to be selfish about, it’s loving yourself. Do this every day, and you will start manifesting your truth while building your confidence at the same time. Turn the word “if” into the word “when”.
2. Exercise builds confidence
I love where my mind is at after I exercise. If there’s one way to definitely build confidence and self-esteem, it’s with exercise. If you’re a busy person like I am, get into the habit of sleeping and waking up earlier. After an hour of working out to start my day, simply put, I feel great. I know working out isn’t everyone’s thing but, after you take a walk, or do some push-ups, or sit-ups, I guarantee you’ll thank yourself for it when the day is over.
I’ve made it a habit to meditate for 15 minutes every morning and it has changed me. Your day is dictated by the way you start it. My mind is clear and I’m at peace. When I do come across obstacles, I handle them significantly better because I have peace. I meditate because it makes me feel confident that I can overcome whatever obstacles life throws my way. I handle things better and it becomes so much easier to brush things off.
Consistency is underrated in my opinion and when it comes to building self confidence, it is essential! Being consistent was one of the hardest things for me to do. I took the time to improve myself and I feel as though it has paid off big time. I’ve accomplished more in my life simply from breaking bad habits and being consistent. You are able to break any bad habits we have, if you give yourself 30 days of solid consistency. My self confidence has a lot to do with me working on my level of consistency. I’m not perfect at everything but, I’m a 100 times better than who I was in the past because I commit much harder to my goals.
1. Healthy Eating
Straight up, you are what you eat. The food that you put into your body plays such an important part in how you feel physically, mentally and emotionally. I am definitely a bacon lover but, I’ve taken a dramatic cut on fast foods and unhealthy foods. I don’t eat as much sugar as I used to and I’v replaced most of my sugar needs with fruits. The way you eat has so much to do with building confidence. I’d like to think most of us know how it feels to hit up your favorite fast food joint and grab the worst thing you possibly can because it tastes good. Our bodies hate us for it. Be mindful of the things that you put into your body. Including the things that you drink.
These are my 5 quick tips I have for everyone to help you build confidence. I’m not a life coach or anything, I’m just an artist expressing how much growth I’ve experience in my confidence. These are just some of the biggest ways that I’ve went about it so far. I hope this is helpful for anyone who’s just looking for some advice. Please join my mailing list, leave a comment, or grab a t-shirt in the shop!