7 Mental Hacks to Be More Confident in Yourself

Written by on July 31, 2018

7 Mental Hacks to Be More Confident in Yourself

    1. Push through self-limiting beliefs.
      Find your limits by exposing yourself to different situations and pushing through the uncomfortable. Once you have confidence in yourself, you’ll be amazed at what you can accomplish.
    2. Never confuse memory with facts.
      Revisit the facts of a memory loaded with self-limiting beliefs and try to gain a more accurate perspective on the event. Talk with others that might have a different perspective.
    3. Talk to yourself.
      Be positive, because the way you talk to yourself influences your neurobiological response to it. When you say, I know what to do here or see things as a challenge rather than a problem, you’ve turned your response into a positive one.
    4. Think positive to overcome your negativity bias
      • Come up with five positive thoughts to counter every one negative thought.
      • Let every positive thought sit for 20 seconds before moving to the next positive
        thought.
      • Acknowledge both good and bad emotions.
      • Do not try to suppress negative ones.
      • Label the emotions for what they truly are and move on. Do not enter into inner dialogue about the negative emotion because then it becomes more powerful.
    5. Raise your curiosity levels.
      Ask questions and be curious because:

      • It makes your mind active instead of passive.
      • It encourages you to be more observant of new ideas.
      • It opens up new worlds and possibilities.
      • It creates an adventurous response that leads you in a new direction.
    6. Overcome self-doubt.
      No one but you is stopping you from achieving what you want to accomplish. It’s time to identify the areas in which you doubt yourself and remove those barriers.
    7. Face your fears.
      When we feel in control, we’re not afraid. When we have a level of comfort with something, it’s not scary. When we don’t feel in control, we don’t think clearly because our emotional brain is in the driver’s seat and takes over. This is why fear often seems random and irrational—our emotions are in control.


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