7 Exercises To Increase Self-Confidence And Get Your Groove Back

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   Mental Wellbeing   
Feb 18   
Updated Mar 21
Self-confidence can be difficult to build, especially if we have had bad past experiences. Here are 7 exercises that can help you build up your self-confidence.
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Getting your groove back doesn't only mean romantically. Sometimes it can also be tied to professional or even spiritual meanings. But no matter which type of groove you're trying to get back, self-confidence is a key aspect of it. To do this, many people turn to confidence exercises. These are repetitive habits that you can utilize to help increase self-confidence, and they work!

If you're unfamiliar with exercises to increase self-confidence, then this quick guide is going to help you out a lot. We're going to go over why confidence is so important and give you a few ideas on ways that you can utilize it to get that groove back or just simply get into a groove.

Confidence: Why Is It Important?

Not being confident can lead to you finding yourself stuck in a rut and living a life that isn't what you expected your life to be. With confidence, you'll be able to have better performance at work, in your relationships, and simply in life.

Whether you have had experiences in your life that have reduced the covenant you felt in your abilities and yourself, or you've just been dealing with confidence issues for the entirety of your life, finding a way to boost this can impact every aspect of your life.

With confidence, you find yourself more resilient and able to communicate your thoughts and opinions more clearly. On top of this, it has a huge impact on mental health issues as the more confident you are, the less anxiety and stress you will feel because you will believe in everything you say and do.

Confidence Exercises Explained

There are a lot of different ways that you can build confidence, but one of the best ways is by utilizing confidence exercises. These exercises are designed to increase your appreciation for your unique qualities and abilities. They are meant to be executed daily and are intended to help boost your attitude and remind you of why you are important.

Over the past several decades, psychologists, as well as spiritual healers, have invested time in creating a wide range of confidence exercises. This was done so that each and every person could fine-tune their confidence-building routine to their own particular needs.

Some Exercise to Increase Your Self-Confidence

Now that we have looked at why confidence is so important and what exactly confidence exercises are, we can get down to the actual exercises to increase your self-confidence. These can be used together or separately and maybe put into a routine so that the results are more extensive.
Here are some exercises that you can use to increase your self-confidence:

Think Positive

It may sound ridiculous, but keeping a positive outlook can help rewire your brain to be in the present as well as to be able to find the good even in situations that you might not initially see it in. Oftentimes people lack self-confidence because they don't see their lives going the way they had planned. But life is an ebb and flow and constantly changing, so building this skill to be able to think positively will help build up self-confidence easily.

Take Care of Yourself

It's very easy when you are lacking the self-confidence to lose sight of things as simple as hygiene. But when we look in the mirror, what we see can affect how we feel. So in order to make sure you are working on your self-confidence, you need to take care of yourself. This goes from everything from grooming yourself to dressing yourself, as well as eating a healthy diet and really looking after your physical body.

But along with this, that can also include things like taking care of your spiritual and mental health. The only way you're going to be able to build self-confidence is by feeling good, and that means finding everything you need to do self-care-wise to do this.

Smile

Something as simple as smiling can help boost your mood, and then, in turn, this will help elevate your self-confidence. This is one of many options when it comes to something called positive body language. Smiling may help build relationships and will be welcoming to others. By being open and receiving what you're putting out into the world back, your confidence will soar.

Also, it gives the impression that you are a very self-confident person. The more people think you are confident, the more that will be reflected back at you, and eventually, you too will feel that you are self-confident as well.

Journal

Journaling is a wonderful tool for a lot of different reasons. There are a lot of different types of journals that you can keep everything in, from a gratitude journal to a compliment journal. One of the exercises for building self-confidence is keeping this complement journal. This is of course a journal, as the name indicates, where you jot down affirmations and compliments to yourself. These compliments can be about anything from your work performance to your personal skills.

The idea is that the more that you write down the things that you are proud of and think are good qualities you have, the more confidence you will build in those abilities and in yourself. Along with this, you can also tie in gratitude journaling, which is similar in the way that you are simply writing things that you're grateful for. This can, of course, include things about yourself as well as others.

Celebrate

The more you win and the more you succeed, the more confidence you will build. This is true no matter what area of your life you're looking at, period. So when you have these wins, celebrate them and reinforce the confidence that success has built within you.

It doesn't have to be big things. You can celebrate your small wins, too. This will reinforce that self-confidence, and help you realize that you are achieving a ton of your personal goals every single day.

Power Pose

There are many different types of exercises to build your self-confidence that have to do with positive body language. We've already talked about smiling, but there is one that many people overlook. If you're looking to build your self-confidence, you should find a pose that makes you feel powerful and self-confident. This is a pose you can utilize whenever you're starting to feel anxious or uncomfortable in a situation.

One of the most common is, of course, standing with your hands on your hips, almost like a superhero. Executing this type of pose can signal to your body that the feelings that you're feeling are not accurate; that you are actually self-confident and ready for whatever the world throws at you.

Try An Alter-Ego

Have you ever heard of fake it till you make it? If you have, then this confidence exercise might sound very similar. Many people opt to create an alter ego for themselves. This tends to be created by utilizing the attributes and features of people you respect and blending them together to create a persona for themselves.

By using this alter ego, you will eventually be able to build your knowledge and actually embody these qualities that you respect so much in others. That will, in turn, help build your self-confidence, and eventually, this alter ego will become who you are.

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Final Thoughts

Confidence can be the key to unlocking a lot of potential joy in your life. No matter if you have had situations that cost you losing self-confidence in yourself or you simply have always struggled with it, utilizing these exercises for building self-confidence can help you find your way back to believing in yourself. This attribute can help you find your way to living the life you have always wanted, filled with joy and success.

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