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Lost confidence can make you feel anxious, desperate for answers and just plain down in the dumps, and these instances tend to derive from a number of root causes.
Whether it’s due to a lost job, breakup, dating troubles or issues at home, it’s important that you recognize these feelings and find ways to rebound in order to get back to being the best version of yourself.
Here are four easy ways to start boosting your spirits
1. Maintain a Fresh Outward Appearance
Oftentimes, when our confidence is shot, we tend to let ourselves go in more ways than one. However, maintaining a clean, fresh and tidy outward appearance, even if you have nowhere to go, can help give you that boost of confidence you’ve long been seeking. Plus, when you dress, look and smell good, you start to feel better.
So, get out of bed at a decent hour, take a shower (or bath, if you prefer), put on some new clothes, and do your hair and makeup. You might want to dab on a little perfume (or cologne) just for you. Whatever you decide, make sure you’re maintaining good, proper hygiene, because it can make all the difference in your level of confidence.
2. Buy Yourself Something Sexy
Dressing to impress doesn’t always mean you have to be dressed to the nines. For you, this may mean buying new, sexy undergarments that will make you feel good in your own skin and give off the confident, sexy glow you’ve long been after. So, start browsing online to find the bra and panty set that best suits your tastes or something you know your partner would love. Whether you’re into satin, lace, open cup, garters or halters, your options are seemingly endless when it comes to buying something that will undoubtedly liven things up in the bedroom.
3. Step Outside Your Comfort Zone Once a Day
Stepping outside your comfort zone while dealing with low confidence can seem intimidating at first, but doing so for even just five minutes each day can actually help you get out of that funk — at least eventually. Getting out of your comfort zone might mean trying out a new hairstyle that complements your bone structure, trying new cuisine from another part of the world, or learning a new language.
4. Set Achievable Goals
Setting achievable goals can help restore your confidence and show you that you can accomplish anything as long as you don’t rush through the process and instead take things one step at a time. Goal setting can also instill and build discipline, so that you can achieve bigger goals down the line.
To start, think about some of the goals you want to accomplish. Then, write down the actionable steps you’ll need to take to make each goal a reality. For example, if you want to lose 10 pounds by a certain date, you know you need to dedicate time to working out and eating healthily.
Once you’ve committed yourself to these actionable steps, start making moves to ensure you stay on the right path. Maybe that means increasing or decreasing your daily exercise regimen, depending on how your body feels and responds to different workouts. Bottom line: If you put in the work, in roughly six to eight weeks, you’ll see some noticeable results and feel a lot more confident in yourself.
Boosting Your Confidence Over the Long Haul
Despite your best efforts and intentions, boosting your confidence levels won’t be an easy feat or overnight success story. Indeed, whether you decide to set some achievable goals, step outside your comfort zone, or simply maintain a fresh outward appearance, it will take lots of committed time and effort on your part. Whatever you decide to implement, make sure it’s something that will help boost your confidence over the long haul.