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How To Be More Confident And Less Dependent On Others

If you are someone who is often concerned about what others think about you then this can
really tank your self confidence. Being reliant on others to feel good about yourself is a bad
situation to be in. If you had higher confidence levels then you wouldn’t need to do this so
much, if at all.

So in this article we will provide you with some proven methods to increase your self
confidence. The first method will give you an instant confidence boost and the others will
take more time and consistent effort. Make a commitment to work on your self confidence
every day because it is so important for your independence.

Create Confidence through Motion

People that are low on self confidence often have a poor body posture. They tend to sit
around a lot or lie on the couch and these things have a negative impact on your confidence
levels. It is easy to make yourself feel down and even depressed if you use bad posture.
Let’s say that you have been invited to a party by one of your best friends. You are not
feeling confident because you know that there will be a lot of people there you have not met
before. But you don’t want to let your friend down so you accept the invitation.

What body posture will you adopt when you are walking in a room full of strangers? Will
you slouch your way in with your shoulders dropped and your head down? This is great if
you don’t want to meet anyone new and have a lousy time.
But if you want to enjoy yourself then change your posture. Stand tall and throw your
shoulders back. Lift your head up so that you can make eye contact with people. Put a
confident smile on your face. Practice this in the mirror before going to the party. It will
make you feel great!

Stand tall and throw your shoulders back.

Address your Negative Thinking

Unconfident people usually have a lot of negative thoughts swirling around in their heads.
These thoughts tell them that they are a loser and their life is worthless. If this is happening to
you then you need to take control of your thoughts.
This is going to take time and practice so you need to accept that you have to keep working
on it. If you have a negative thought which says “you are worthless” then neutralize this with
a positive thought like “I am great and have a lot to offer”.
Practice this until it becomes automatic. Getting rid of negative thought spirals will do
wonders for your self confidence. You will feel a whole lot better about yourself and ready
for any challenges that you may face.

Getting rid of negative thought spirals will do wonders for your self confidence.

Don’t Idolize other People.

Too many people idolize others and this is just crazy. They hang on to their every word on
social media and want to live their life like them. But what they don’t know is that this person
has a lot of flaws and they are far from perfect.
There is no problem with looking up to certain people because they have more knowledge or
experience than you and you can learn from them. But you will never be free and really
develop your self confidence if you just idolize them.

Be Proud of Yourself

You have come a long way in life and you have many things that you can feel proud of.
There have been a number of problems that you needed to overcome and you did that. So
reflect on the great things that you have done before for a great self confidence boost.

Want to know if comparing yourself with other people is a good thing, read the post here by clicking this link.

 

Are You Ready To Use Your Comparisons With Others Positively And Live Life On Your Terms?
It’s About Time For You To Stop Worrying About What Other People Think Of You!
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