Looking for an extra boost in the confidence department? Our very own Char Schuster Knox, Chief Sales + Marketing Officer, has some tips to help out.
Expressing appreciation bolsters self-esteem. When you take the time to acknowledge what you have, what others do for you, and how much you achieve, then you are less likely to indulge in comparisons that zap your confidence. Here are three techniques to up your appreciation and therefore your confidence.
- Write the alphabet on a sheet of paper. Challenge yourself to come up with something you have to be grateful for from every letter of the alphabet.
- Every night before you go to sleep, write down just three things that you appreciated about the day.
- Once a week, set aside a half hour to write a gratitude story. It can be about you, someone you know or something you heard or read about. Write in detail, and save it. If you’re having a bad day, you can pull out your stories and read for inspiration.
Committing to a gratitude practice will help you become more focused and mindful, which also boosts your confidence.