Faith in oneself comes from an inner strength developed through positive reinforcement, discipline, and practice. Unfortunately, no one is born with a golden bag of confidence. So, if you’re struggling, lean in–here are 21 ways to boost your confidence at the office.
You can speak up, engage with supportive people, and become more confident in safe environments. Try dressing the part, standing tall, smiling, being friendly, and communicating well. Over time you’ll change how you feel about yourself and how others view you.
Become obsessed with things that give you confidence. Then, capitalize on them and find ways to integrate these boosts in your faith into what you do regularly. Lead from your strengths. Stay engaged and energized because you are amazing.
Now is the perfect time to work on your speaking skills. Practice is vital–the more you use your speaking muscles, the more comfortable you’ll get. Aside from you, no one cares that much about your presentation. So, get rid of filler words like “um,” “like,” and “so,” and remember to have fun. You’re the expert.
If you have an empty and big backyard, why not make it into a garden and grow your fruits or vegetables? It is a healthy lifestyle that can save you so much money in the long term. The food will be healthier and cheaper since you grow them yourself.
As you work to build self-confidence, focus on your strengths. Look at all the places you’ve made an impact. When have you made a meaningful contribution? What was your last win? Take a moment to list your accomplishments. This activity will make you stronger and more confident. You deserve to be at that leadership table. Put your successes on paper-write them down.