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Develop Confidence and Self-Esteem: Leave Your Comfort Zone

Develop Confidence and Self-Esteem: Leave Your Comfort Zone

You raise confidence and self-esteem by stepping outside your comfort zone. Doing things that increase confidence builds self-esteem, and here's why.

Confidence and self-esteem are different, but by stepping outside your comfort zone to boost your confidence, you can also raise your self-esteem in the process. When we confront our fears or try new things – whether it’s through small or big steps – we challenge our model of who we are and what we thought we were capable of doing. Being confident does not necessarily mean you will have high self-esteem, but doing the things that boost confidence can help you raise self-esteem because confidence causes you to view yourself in a more positive light.

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Reduce Anxiety and Gain Confidence in Five Steps

Reduce Anxiety and Gain Confidence in Five Steps

Reduce anxiety and gain confidence in minutes? Yes, the next time you feel anxious, gain confidence over anxiety using the AAAAH skill. Here's how.

You can reduce anxiety and gain confidence over your emotions, even during stressful times. I’ve struggled with anxiety since I was a child and have found some skills that help reduce anxiety, while also improving self-esteem. The skill I want to share with you has allowed me to feel in control when anxiety intrudes and my confidence declines. It helps me reduce my anxiety while gaining confidence.

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Don’t Look Insecure: 6 Ways to Change Behavior and Be Confident

Don’t Look Insecure: 6 Ways to Change Behavior and Be Confident

We don't want to look insecure, but there are behaviors we go to that make us look less confident. Here's how to not look insecure and start to feel confident.Your behavior can make you look insecure to others, but you don’t need to look insecure. Without knowing it, you may act in a way that shows others you struggle with confidence. However, we’ve all done it and instead of beating yourself up, learn how to change these behaviors so that you can appear confident and not look insecure.

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Don’t Let Toxic Thinking Patterns Rule Your Life

Negative thinking patterns can interfere with self-esteem and confidence. Therapist Emily Roberts has five tools that can help you transform your thoughts.

Don’t Let Toxic Thinking Patterns Rule Your Life

Toxic thinking patterns interfere with one’s self-confidence in a major way. How are you supposed to feel confident, or make the space in your mind to feel good when you focus on the bad? Your brain becomes attuned to looking for more negativity when you focus on it, so small shifts towards the positive can be powerful (How to Overcome Negative Thinking Patterns with Ease). You can identify and erase toxic thinking patterns from your mind.

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15 Ways to Manage Holiday Stress and Improve Your Confidence

15 Ways to Manage Holiday Stress and Improve Your Confidence

You can manage holiday stress and gain confidence. Here are 15 tips that will help you stress less and enjoy more this holiday season. Take a look.

You can manage holiday stress, enjoy the festivities this year and improve your confidence with a few simple adjustments. The most “wonderful” time of the year is also when people have the most on their plate. It’s the end of the semester for students, work piles up, schedules change, families gather, and expectations are high. Everyone around you is frazzled, and it’s hard not to pick up on their negative vibes. When you manage the holiday stress in practical ways, it improves your overall confidence.

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7 Ways to Stay Confident During Stressful Times

7 Ways to Stay Confident During Stressful Times

It is hard to stay confident during stressful times. Here are seven tips to help you feel confident while combating stress and anxiety. Take a look.

It may feel challenging but you can stay confident during stressful times. Many people give into old habits and negative thinking patterns when they are under a lot of stress. This leads to succumbing to unhealthy behaviors that can lower your self-esteem. You can combat stress and stay confident, it just takes some awareness and practice.

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Feeling Insecure? 12 Quotes to Improve Your Confidence

You can use inspirational quotes to improve your confidence and self-esteem. Tired of feeling insecure? Here are 12 quotes to inspire confidence.

Feeling Insecure? 12 Quotes to Improve Your Confidence

Did you know that you can use quotes to improve your confidence? Sometimes a quick self-esteem boost can come from the wise words of others (Famous Quotes for Building Self-Esteem). Whether your feeling overwhelmed, disappointed (in yourself or someone else) or need a reality check, these quotes can help you.

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How to Stop Negative Self-Talk and Silence Your Inner Critic

How to Stop Negative Self-Talk and Silence Your Inner Critic

Learn how to stop negative self-talk and silence your inner critic. You will improve your self-esteem using these tips. Take a look and stop negative self-talk.

It can be hard to stop negative self-talk from consuming your mind, but it’s possible. The more you become aware of your sneaky inner critic and fight back, the easier it will become. Extinguishing negative self-talk is vital in the quest for happiness and building unbreakable self-esteem. It is a concept we are constantly fighting against in a society that perceives self-worth by race, status, youth, sex, power, money, attractiveness, attention on social media, and other external factors. 

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TED Talks for Confidence and Motivation

Here are five TED Talks for confidence building and motivation. These short TED talks have helped millions of people and can help you, too.

TED Talks for Confidence and Motivation

I love watching TED Talks for confidence, motivation and inspiration. These short and powerful videos allow me to learn from others, feel motivated and learn to think about life differently. There are some fantastic TED Talks for confidence and motivation that have made a huge impact in my life and the lives of my clients. In fact some of them start their day off with a TED talk instead of a cup of coffee. 

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How to Trust Yourself and Feel Confident Making Decisions

How to Trust Yourself and Feel Confident Making Decisions

Wouldn't it be nice to trust yourself again? Trusting yourself leads to confident choices. Learn to trust yourself again with these quick tips. Take a look.

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could trust yourself and feel confident in decision-making? You may question every single thing you do, hesitate or feel like nothing you do is good enough; but there was a time when you did trust yourself. How great would it feel to reclaim that trust?  These simple tips can help you learn to trust yourself again and feel more confident when making decisions than ever before.

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