While upgrading your looks forms a great part of trying to gain confidence, it’s important to also focus on how you feel on the inside. Learning to mentally hype yourself up and build self-confidence is not an overnight job nor is it easy, but it is a goal you can certainly reach. Here’s how:
Unfollow Your Triggers
We’re in an age where our lives revolve around what’s happening on social media from trending topics to style inspiration. But sometimes the content we’re exposed to can trigger our insecurities and make us feel like we’re not #winning in life. The best way to avoid this, unfollow the pages that knock your confidence levels down.
“Comparison is the thief of all joy” – Theodore Roosevelt
Own Race, Own Pace
Once you stop comparing yourself to others, be it friends and fam or a cool influencer, it will be easier to focus on the things that you like about yourself. Knowing and accepting that we all win at different times will set you free from feeling inadequate.
You should also try to avoid comparing yourself to the ‘old you’. As we grow, different versions of ourselves are created and it’s up to us to ensure that each version is the best according to our standards and not society’s. Be the type of guy who exudes ‘top dawg’ energy everywhere he goes, without coming across as a jerk.
Surround Yourself With Positive Vibes
Believing in yourself and being your own hype man is 100% a key factor to building self-confidence, but everyone needs a supportive crew to lift their spirits. Having people who help you overcome your insecurities instead of using them against you can help you identify all the great traits you possess and gain confidence.
Self-confidence will take you a lot further than someone else's approval. Trying out a few new habits is all that stands between you and the best version of yourself.