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.