Building Confidence: A Journey to Your Best Self

85% of people say they have dealt with low self-esteem at some point in their lives. Being an introvert has its own advantages and disadvantages. A 10-year-old girl named Asha was exceptionally smart and diligent. Her parents used to always berate her for being sluggish, taking a long time to eat, not getting up early enough on her own, and not exerting herself in any manner. The girl felt quite low in confidence as a result of the constant comments like "You are Lazy, You are Dumb, You Can't Do Anything Faster." Even her parents had given her seating instructions for the bus ride. As a result, Asha has begun to develop an inferiority mentality. Over time, she started to feel afraid and shy. Due to the girl's refusal to share any difficulties she was experiencing, there was a significant communication gap between the girl's parents. In a similar vein, Rohan, a developer who always outperforms expectations, struggled with communicating. When he had to submit his work to managers, he encountered difficulties. He used to be made fun of by his coworkers, which made him timid and insecure. This required assistance from a psychotherapist, as his friend Mahesh noticed. After a few treatment sessions, he developed a strong sense of self-assurance.

Building confidence

Similar to a muscle, confidence may be developed via deliberate practice. Self-acceptance must come first before starting a path to increase confidence. Accept your areas of strength and improvement. Keep in mind that while everyone has flaws, they do not determine how valuable you are. This problem can be greatly reduced by letting someone do what they want.

Celebrate achievements

Recognize and appreciate all of your accomplishments. Keep a success notebook to keep track of your victories, and refer to it when you need some inspiration. Thinking back on your successes helps you to believe in your ability. Positive affirmations should take the place of negative self-talk. Imagine yourself achieving success in various circumstances. This upbeat outlook may produce a self-fulfilling prophecy, strengthening your confidence in your skills.

Tips to build self-confidence:

  1. Step Out of Your Comfort Zone
  2. Surround Yourself with Positivity
  3. Practice Self-Care
  4. Pick up new skills
  5. Overcome social anxiety
  6. Nurture relationships
  7. Embrace Introversion

Demotivating a person always can lead to introversion. Introversion is not a hurdle to overcome but a unique aspect of your identity. you can confidently navigate the world, build meaningful connections, and achieve personal and professional success. Remember, the journey towards self- acceptance is ongoing, and each step is a triumph.

Building confidence is a journey, not a destination. Be patient with yourself and celebrate progress along the way. Remember that setbacks are natural, and they don't negate the strides you've made. With dedication, self-reflection, and a positive mindset, you can steadily build the confidence needed to tackle life's challenges and pursue your dreams with unwavering belief in yourself. The “Speak up” Therapy is the first medicine to pull up the confidence and change the introvert to become an extrovert.

Practice affirmations like:

  1. Just as I am, I am deserving of love and respect.
  2. I have confidence in my potential and skills.
  3. I have faith in my judgment and am confident in it.
  4. I view obstacles as chances to get better.
  5. I am tenacious and capable of overcoming any challenge.
  6. All of my accomplishments, big and small, make me proud.
  7. I have important things to say, and my ideas count.

A supportive network of friends, family, and mentors who encourage and uplift you brings in positive relationships that can provide valuable feedback and serve as a foundation for building confidence. Adopting confident body language can have a profound impact on how you feel about yourself and how others perceive you. Stand tall, maintain eye contact, and practice a firm handshake. These subtle changes can convey confidence to yourself and those around you. If you would like to seek support on this topic for your family or friends reach out to 1800 121 9497, ,