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Powerful Ways To Boost Your Confidence

Create a mindset for happiness.

Self-confidence is that little voice inside your head that tells you I am good enough and speaks to the value we place on who we are. You can cultivate and nurture self-confidence. With practice you can change your perspective of how you see and feel about yourself which, in turn, changes your outlook on life and how you present yourself to others. Begin to boost your confidence with these tips. @jillconyers

Good morning.

Before you keep reading, think about this, “I feel the most confident when ________________.” What is the one thing that you do without reservation in your belief that you can do it and do it well?

I want to talk about how to boost your self confidence. I’m speaking from experience when I say you can learn to be self confident and when you do, you can’t imagine why you weren’t more confident all along.

Try this, say, out loud, “I am confident in myself.” Did it feel natural to say those words? Did it feel sincere? Was there an uncomfortable feeling?

Self-confidence is that little voice inside your head that tells you I am good enough and speaks to the value we place on who we are.

You can cultivate and nurture self-confidence. With practice you can change your perspective of how you see and feel about yourself which, in turn, changes your outlook on life and how you present yourself to others.

Begin to boost your confidence with these tips:

Use the power of affirmations. With a single purpose of changing one’s thoughts, self-affirmations can strengthen and reinforce how you feel about yourself. Say them often and with conviction. Try these to get you started:

  • I am confident in my ability to do whatever I set my mind to.
  • I acknowledge my strengths.
  • I values who I am.
  • I believe in myself.
  • There is no limit to what I can accomplish.

Take action in spite of your fears. Stop making decisions out of fear. Take a deep breath and move forward with a no fail mindset and an expectation of positive outcomes.

Accept compliments. Believe in yourself enough to not down play the kind words and to comfortably say, thank you. Compliments are wonderful gifts and we should own them.

Celebrate successes no matter how small. Sometimes we get lost in accomplishing a goal we lose sight of the accomplishments along the way. Ironically, it’s the small often ignored accomplishments along the way that get us to the goal in the end.

Be aware of and focus on your strengths. Your imperfections don’t define who you are.

Give it time. Remember that change takes time especially if you’re changing a long time engrained mindset. Keep taking steps to create self-confidence. You will get there.

Self-confidence is that little voice inside your head that tells you I am good enough and speaks to the value we place on who we are. You can cultivate and nurture self-confidence. With practice you can change your perspective of how you see and feel about yourself which, in turn, changes your outlook on life and how you present yourself to others. Begin to boost your confidence with these tips. @jillconyers

Embrace who you are and believe in yourself and a whole new world full of opportunity and promise becomes open to you.

So, I feel the most confident being a mom. From the moment I found out I was pregnant there wasn’t even the slightest bit of doubt. You see, failure wasn’t an option. With being  a parent that word wasn’t in my vocabulary. Giving in to fear of not being a good parent wasn’t a choice.

I made mistakes and those mistakes were owned, accepted and I moved on. Seriously wish that were the case in other aspects of my life. Having total 100% confidence didn’t (and doesn’t) allow me to dwell on the mistakes and focus on anything negative when it comes to being a mom.

Did you guess right?

I would love to chat:

What makes you feel the most confident? What can you change in your life that is a confidence crusher?

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  1. Love this so perfect for those doubting moments. Laci

  2. I spent a lot of time working on myself in the last year and have found that it boosted my confidence in many ways. I will say, I’ve learned to trust myself in new ways being a podcaster. I could not be doing that without feeling pretty OK with being rejected. (I pitch a ton of guests, and get turned down regularly)

  3. So inspiring. i have goals and i love your inspirational affirmations.

  4. “I believe in myself.” I don’t know, but sometimes, I struggle with this. These are awesome tips.

  5. I feel most confident right after a good workout. There’s something about those exercise endorphins that make me feel powerful.

  6. Self confidence is super important for sure, and its also something I tend to struggle with 🙁

  7. I feel pretty confident most all the time. That does not mean that I know all the answers, but I believe that everything will work itself out. Other than that – I feel confident and like I can conquer the world when the endorphins kick in. 🙂

  8. Overcoming fear is my favorite tip, here! Fear can do terrible things to our minds and outlooks on life and while it’s hard, it’s so important to just push through all the bad thoughts!

  9. what a great post! I think I am most confident with my design ability but also being a mom. I do not take compliments well but when I get complimented on being a good mom, I actually believe it 😉

  10. I love this post! I think we often don’t let others compliment us because we think they aren’t sincere, but they are!

  11. I love this post! I’m running an inspirational series on my blog right now and this fits in so well with what I’m talking about. Thanks for spreading love and positivity!

  12. I also think a lot of being confident is just IN you at birth. I see it in a lot of children. You are super confident and it grows with you.

  13. I needed this, thank you! I’m so bad about accepting compliments and I know that is something I need to work on tremendously. All these little tips will work wonders so I’m going to work on them!!

  14. Accepting compliments is a huge one! That is always really difficult. *just say thank you* (that’s what I tell myself.) Haha.

  15. I think we could all do with some more confidence. Such a powerful though-provoking post. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Blythe A. says:

    Affirmations are so powerful. It is important to be kind to yourself.

  17. I agree in the power of affirmation to help you feel better and boost your self confidence. I have problems with accepting who I am so it is something that I am trying to work on.

  18. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says:

    I have plenty of confidence, but I make plenty of mistakes. I own them and move on. I wish more people did that.

  19. I’m with you on owning up to mistakes, accepting them, learning from them, and moving on! That’s definitely helped me a lot!

  20. great affirmations! I have been trying to work on confidence as well as “money mindset” which kind of ties in. I used to think affirmations were corny but they really do help!

  21. It’s interesting because I feel like I lost my self confidence after I became a mom. I have confidence in my skills of being a mom, but my overall self-confidence went in the toilet for some reason. I think it came along with not returning to the workplace full time and losing a piece of ME. Always a work in progress.

  22. Yesterday was a crazy confidence booster day, I must say – the compliments I received put me on cloud 9 – and Mark Walhberg though I was attractive. Um, life complete! LOL!

  23. This is such a good message. I have enough self-doubt to last forever…I need to push that aside and be confident. We all do.

  24. Great post! I love that you’re most confident as a mom. I’m not sure when I’m most confident – maybe when I’m writing? It’s hard for me to put myself out there on a blog, but when I’m writing just for me or for a work/homework assignment I’m confident in my abilities!

  25. Great post Jill 🙂 I especially like the “celebrate successes no matter how small.” I feel most confident when things are in balance – I had a good day at work, some low key time, and was able to go for a run.

  26. I am confident as a mom and love every minute of it with my kids. I am also a confident athlete and have belief in the power of positive thinking to achieve the goals that I want!

  27. I love this.

    My anxiety is a confidence crusher. I am way more self-assured than I used to be, but I do second-guess and worry about a lot of things, too. I love how you are able to compartmentalize different ways to clear out the negative and start accepting the positive.

  28. Very good list, Jill! It can be so hard to accept compliments. I don’t know why that is. A simple smile and a “thank you.” I need to get better at that.

  29. I feel most confident when I am exercising. My biggest confidence crusher has always been negative self talk and body image. I’ve come a long way in this area and it has gotten easier as I’ve aged. Still something to work on for sure.

  30. I wasn’t sure I’d be a great mom, or that it would come naturally to me. But once our kids were born the instincts kicked in and I never looked back. I see myself as a pretty confident person. As women though I think we worry about appearing cocky and don’t own our awesome enough

  31. As you speak of your own experience as a parent, I realize that I can relate! Although I’ve had my moments, I’d say I found my confidence in being a mom, all while being humbled at the same time, if that makes sense! I’d love to expand that to other areas where I’ve struggled – love this topic 🙂

  32. I honestly feel the most confident after a strong run! I love the feeling…It’s almost like I feel invincible! 🙂 It is my time alone…to get creative…and just be in the moment! XOXO

    1. Hi Katie. How are you? Hopefully enjoying your little hiatus. For a very long time invincible is the word I’ve used for the feeling after a run. It’s so empowering! Hope all is well. xoxo

  33. Such great tips! I think there’s always room for help with confidence. Sounds silly, but I always feel more confident when I’m wearing high heels…they just feel so powerful. I also find confidence at the gym. Nothing is more powerful than sweating through a workout that’s really challenging. Can’t wait for next week…excited about the changes!

  34. Love this! Confidence is key! That’s what makes someone beautiful 🙂

    xo,
    Sarah Grace

    1. It is! I wanted to say more but your comment says it all. Thanks Sarah Grace! xoxo

  35. I guessed wrong! I was thinking you were going to say yoga, but I love your answer of “mom” 🙂 How awesome that you have been a confident mom from the get-go! I want to be a more confident mom but my confidence is wavering. My youngest is NOT a fan of sleeping… or a routine of any sort… totally different compared to my first son! I really question my parenting and wonder if this is just his personality or if I just stink at this whole parenting thing.

    Love this >>> “Having total 100% confidence didn’t (and doesn’t) allow me to dwell on the mistakes and focus on anything negative when it comes to being a mom.”

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words. Maybe by now the no sleeping thing is getting better. I know we’ve never actually met but I have a feeling it’s not your parenting. I almost said yoga 🙂

      Thanks again Amy. xoxo

  36. Love this post! I’m all about affirmations (it’s my main love language) so I practice it often. I feel most confident when I’m running outdoors and in rhythm… doesn’t matter the pace! Focusing on your strengths is key! 🙂

    1. Hi Ejiro, running is definitely a confidence boost especially train running. Thanks!

  37. Love this Jill! Such a great tips. I feel most confident talking about things I passionate about…and lifting heavy things in the gym 🙂

    1. Hi Jen. I don’t know that I’ve done what would be considered heavy lifting but strength training in general is a huge confidence boost. So is speed work on a track. Boom!

  38. Such a great post Jill! Love these confidence tips. I think we all have areas we could be more confident in. Definitely focusing on these affirmations this week!

    1. Hi Rachel. You’re right. Trying to be confident when we’re bombarded 24/7 with the illusion of perfection is tough. Even tougher if you’re a teenage girl. Thanks.

  39. Loving this, Jill! I think most of us can use a self-esteem boost every once in a while, if not more often. 🙂 What makes me most confident is feeling strong, and being surrounded by my good friends. I know I can do anything with them by my side!

    1. That is awesome Beth. A support system of friends can help get your through struggling with confidence. That’s for sure. Thanks. xoxo

    1. It is Laura. Trying to be confident when we’re bombarded 24/7 with the illusion of perfection is tough. Even tougher if you’re a teenage girl. Thanks!

  40. Great post Jill! I’ve worked very hard on building up my body self confidence but I still struggle with being confident in my intelligence and skills. These are great tips.

    1. Jen, that’s so great you have body confidence. So many women struggle with that.

  41. I love that you feel most confident as a mom! I don’t usually have problems with confidence but this week some doubt is creeping in and I am totally going to focus on those affirmations you listed out.

    1. Hi Jennifer, I think doubt will always try to creep in every now and then. It’s the confidence that will kick it to the curb.

  42. I’m confident on the road and at my job. But as a mom? Not as much! I wish I could say that I feel comfortable with all the decisions I’ve made regarding my boys. As you know, we’ve struggled with my oldest son a lot the last couple of years. He’s determined to follow his own path. My goal for him is to be happy. I’ve had to let go of some of my dreams for him. It hurts my heart sometimes, to see him make his mistakes. I think being a mom is the hardest job in the world.

    What a wonderful, thought-provoking prompt!

    1. Hands down, being a mom is the hardest job in the world and the most important. Thank you Wendy.

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