Improve Your Self-Confidence

Ivan Dimitrijevic
Ivan Dimitrijevic is a seasoned blogger and SEO consultant with years of experience. His skill sets include Social Media Marketing, Search Engine Optimization and blogging on a wide variety of topics. He is a digital marketing & business consultant and has had many articles published on serious blogs over the years on topics ranging from Digital Marketing, Tech and Online Business to Home & Family, Health & Wellness and Architecture, Real Estate & Design.
Ivan Dimitrijevic
Ivan Dimitrijevic
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Do you often find yourself feeling insecure and, because of that, unable to deal with certain types of everyday problems?  If the answer is yes, you should definitely do something about it.

Lack of confidence can become a real big problem if you keep your eyes closed in front of it for a long time. If you feel unattractive for some reason, or incompetent – trust me, it is all in your head – the lack of confidence makes you feel this way. This may happen for various reasons: maybe you had busy parents that didn’t provide you with enough tenderness when you were a child, or you were bullied at school, which in a way traumatized you for the rest of your life, or maybe you were heart broken by your high school sweetheart, which left an indelible mark on your soul. Whatever the cause for your insecurity, you should try and fight it in order to become the person you truly are. Here are some tips on how to do that.

Work on yourself

The moment a person stops improving him/herself, he or she starts to get old. This is the truth, trust me. Don’t let this happen to you. Read some new books – someone else’s experience may come in handy if you lack your own. It may inspire you and expand your horizons and your vocabulary, which is never in vain.

Spending your free time just watching TV or scrolling down social networks will make you even more unsatisfied. Try spending it on acquiring some new skills or learning a new language.

If you were bullied at school, as I assumed before, take a martial arts course, which will do wonders for your confidence because it is a great form of exercise, which means that you will look a lot better after just a couple of months of practice, and the fact that you can efficiently defend yourself from possible attackers will erase your childhood traumas that made you insecure in the first place. Just please, do not seek vengeance and try to find people who have bullied you after you become a skilled fighter. That won’t do anybody any good.

Start leading a healthier life

Healthy is beautiful, and beautiful is confident, right? Good health is the most important thing in life, because if you are healthy, you can do anything you imagine, and this is not an exaggeration.

People nowadays tend to forget about healthy habits and poison themselves with junk food, sodas, cigarettes, drugs and liquor. First, you need to change your diet if it consists mostly of fast and processed food and instant microwave junk. This is not what you should eat because it contains nothing but fat and sugar, which is not what your body needs.

What it does need is fresh fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds, whole grains, dairy and lean meat. You need to provide your body with nutrients, essential for its proper development, and it will do wonders for your self-confidence – your skin and hair will start to look better and you will have more energy, since your body won’t be hungry for vitamins and minerals.

Physical activities are also important for maintaining your overall health. If you are not a fan of working out, try walking to work, taking the stairs instead of an elevator, etc. Visiting a doctor should not be neglected, no matter how healthy your lifestyle is, because you can never be sure that everything is alright, until you check with a professional.

A doctor and a dentist should be visited at least twice a year for regular check ups, if you want to be stress free, because neglecting some minor health issues and avoiding visiting a doctor can make you anxious, even if you are not totally aware of it, not to mention that you can develop some more serious health issues by being irresponsible, especially when it comes to your teeth because, if nothing else, they are a crucial part of your smile, and a smile is a lightmotive of a confident person.

I hope some of this tips will help you find the person you really are, and make your pursuit for happiness easier.


  1. Twitter:
    Truly amazing man … Really inspired after reading this!
    Agree with your words on reading others experiences because you never know, whose story will ignite the passion.
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  2. Twitter:
    Totally agreed with your points. If you look at more common lifestyle of any youngster, We’ll find that he/she spend lot of time on social networking sites, and fill him/herself up with junk food. Such lifestyle is behind losing their self confidence. Spend time with your friends, go out see what’s happening in real world, keep learning, and interact with people. This certainly help to gain or increase your self confidence.
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  3. Twitter:
    Well said Ivan “Healthy is beautiful, and beautiful is confident”. I totally agree with you health affects our self confidence. It doesn’t mean that we are only healthy in our physical attributes but also in mental attributes as well. anyway thanks for nice share.
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  4. Twitter:
    Truly inspiring. Having confidence in ourselves will help us be happier and will also help us get ahead in life.
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  5. I will like to include these two tips
    1. Active Participation: Another tip one can use to build confidence is to make sure he or she always participate actively in whatever his or her group, club, social gathering is doing. This will make them to always put him or her upfront as a leader.

    2. Action: As you have said that reading new books or learning new things everyday can improve self confidence. Yes, I know, but putting what she or he has read into action that will really do the job

    Let me ask this question, how can some be overconfidence? Is it okay to be over confidence?
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  6. Twitter:
    I agree with your opinion without having self confidence you can’t do anything even you do easy task you make mistake in that also.
    Nice and helpful post…
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  7. Twitter:
    Hello Ivan,

    Great tips you have here.

    I wish to add that money gives the biggest self esteem in the whole wide world…it would therefore not be a bad idea to simply dedicated social media time to earning a side income. In the end, one will naturally be proud of him/her self.

    Make the day a great one.

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  8. Twitter:
    I truly agree with your tips especially the one ‘starting with a healthier lifestyle’. I believe that with a healthy lifestyle that has a routine of working out, it makes a person fresher, and stronger physically, which eventually produces a good feeling in the mind. I’ve read a lot of books and habits about successful people and all of them have a similar habit and that is working out routinely, say daily. So, in order to build self confidence, we must build our body physically.
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  9. Hi Ivan,

    Thanks for this awe-inspiring post. I loved it!

    Self-confidence is one of the essential qualities of a human’s life. Without self-confidence, a man can’t progress in his/her life. Thanks for your valuable and actionable tips.

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  10. Alok Krishali says:

    Thanks for giving such a great tips for getting confidence..this are really helpful..

  11. Twitter:
    I personally suffer from the opposite. I am overconfident for many things that I do. Any tips to how to reduce this?
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  12. Totally agreed with your points. If you look at more common lifestyle of any youngster, We’ll find that he/she spend lot of time on social networking sites, and fill him/herself up with junk food. Such lifestyle is behind losing their self confidence. Spend time with your friends, go out see what’s happening in real world, keep learning, and interact with people. This certainly help to gain or increase your self confidence.
    Thanks for sharing…!!!
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  13. Richard Benson says:

    some useful things you have added in your article but i think there is some more thing you can add in this like when we talk about to boost up confidence we can say improve your public facing skills ,work in team , decisive etc ..

  14. Twitter:
    I enjoyed the topic, thanks for sharing
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  15. Hi Ivan,
    I have got some serious confidence but when I get in a situation in which I need to meet new people. I lose it drastically.
    Thanks for the tips, will see if they work for me.
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  16. Joe Dalio says:

    These tips are certainly helpful. I believe strongly in the one about working on ourselves. The key is to believe that we are already good and valuable. However, I find it very helpful and empowering to spend at least a half hour a day figuring out how I can be even better :)

  17. Twitter:
    Hey Ivan,
    Nice post and Yes, lots of people face many problem due to lack of confidence. I think fear of failure is one of the big reason for lack of confidence. I like the points you mentioned above. These tips really gonna help many people. Thanks for sharing this post with us.
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  18. Hi Ivan
    Nice article and very inspiration post. some of tips are great very helpful with me. thanks for share artice.
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  19. Sebastian Aiden Daniels says:

    Living a healthier lifestyle is such a key to boosting your self-confidence. I know that if I don’t eat well or exercise often then my mood will plummet and I will feel terrible.

    I think it is important to work on yourself. If you don’t believe in improving yourself and loving yourself then why should someone else invest their time in you?

  20. Twitter:
    This is indeed an inspiring article. I am completely in agreement with leading a healthy lifestyle. I have personally experienced the side effects of not leading one. And the confidence is in our mind. I am still working on the confidence front in certain aspects of my life.
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  21. Twitter:
    Simple and effective approach!
    Inspiration is the biggest blessing one can ask for! In fact every time i get to wish, i ask for an inspiration…a thought that can lead to something good. Your article is very genuinely concerned with infusing self confidence in oneself…because i believe it’s one’s greatest strength! Thanks for the share
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  22. Twitter:

    I am agreed with your points. health is the first point to build the confidence. If a person is having good health he can do any thing and every thing then that person is having more confidence comparing with others.Physical activity and diet is the main part for the healthy persons. Read some new books, Learning new things and read about successful persons stories these are also build our confidence.
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