We all want to feel confident as much as possible. And there are some simple ways to do just that. Follow these three tips, and you’ll notice your self-confidence start to soar.
But with all others, think about whether you truly want to do what others ask. Let your yes be yes and your no be no. You can just say no, “No, I’m not able to do as you ask,” or you can give an excuse, “No, I won’t be able to because I have to pick Johnny up from baseball practice then.” Another way to say no is to be vague using phrases such as, “No, I’m busy then” or “I’m sorry I have to say no because I have other commitments.” Even if the “other commitment” is being home by yourself and pampering yourself, that’s fine. If the other person pushes you to find out exactly what you are busy doing or what other commitments you have, continue to be vague with other phrases, “I’m sorry, but I have other things I need to do then” or “My schedule is too busy to help you.” Eventually, they’ll get the hint.
When you set boundaries like this, you understand your capabilities and are able to handle your life as you wish. You become more confident as you know your limits and can stand up for yourself.
Be thankful for all the good things that happened and that you accomplished. Notice at least three things that were successful for you or that you did well that day. Be grateful for everything that you felt good about, big or small. You can also note the things you’d do differently the next time.
An evening review helps you identify everything good that happens in your life as well as how you can improve in the future.
These are just some of the skills I teach in my online courses. You can learn more about these courses here.