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A couple of mornings ago, I woke up in a funk. I had no motivation to do anything. Emotionally, I felt depleted. On top of that, I began to feel as if I was falling behind. While the kids were eating breakfast, I stepped away to gather myself together. I sat down on the floor in front of the bed and started to have an honest, heartfelt conversation with God.
After about ten minutes, I got up, went into the bathroom, looked at myself in the mirror, and spoke my favorite Bible verse out loud:
“Be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or terrified because of them for the Lord your God goes with you. He will never leave you nor forsake you.”Deuteronomy 31:6
This article is for those in a rut and feeling low or deficient. Let me inform you that this feeling is something that we all will experience at some point in our lives. It’s how we choose to handle it that matters. I hope that the words written in this article will encourage you to shake out of that negative feeling and instill in you a sense of optimism.
I will share my tried and true ways to increase your confidence daily in this post. Use these tips regularly to keep you on track to being your most confident self!
Daily Confidence-Building Tips:
1. Positive Affirmations
Affirmations are sayings that you speak over yourself or someone else to spark encouragement. The words that roll off your tongue and into the atmosphere have value. Proverbs 18:21 reads, “The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” We must be careful about our words about ourselves and our lives.
When I wake up in the mornings, I automatically say these things:
- Thank you, Jesus, for blessing my family and I to see another day.
- I am a beautiful, creative. lovable, successful woman.
- No matter what lies ahead of me today, I will be sure that You, Lord, are here with me and guiding me through it.
Starting the day off with some positive words of encouragement gives me the boost I need to carry on through the day (especially when I’m unmotivated).
Some Positive Affirmations For You!
I would like to give you a few affirmations that you can say every day. I would also like for you to create some of your own.
- I am fearfully and wonderfully made!
- I will succeed!
- I will continue to strive for greater despite the troubles that may come my way!
- I will make the decision each day to work on bettering myself.
What are some positive things that you say to yourself? Let me know in the comment section below!
Have you ever had those days when you felt like complete trash but gathered enough strength to workout, and after that, you felt so good? That has happened to me on many occasions!
Daily exercise does wonders for your body and mind. The benefits of exercise are:
- Boost in confidence
- Better mood
- More energy
- Strenghten your muscles and bones
- Weight management / weight loss
- Better quality sleep
- Reduce feelings of anxiety and depression
The list can go on for days, but I think you get the point. Exercising regularly increases your confidence because when you begin to notice your body toning up and your clothes fitting better (or becoming loose), you feel so great about yourself.
Here are some exercises that you can do daily:
- Walk/Jog for 30 minutes
- Squats (4 sets of 15) – Try different variations of squats to get the most out of the exercise.
- Push-ups (4 sets of 12)
- Leg Lifts (4 sets of 10)
- Bicep Curls -with weights- (4 sets of 12)
Those are some basic exercises that you can complete regularly. If you are sore and need to break between workout days, that is perfectly fine!
Journaling is an excellent way to increase your confidence. Writing down what you’re feeling and why you’re feeling that way can help you determine how to get to a better frame of mind. I’m going to share some journaling prompts that you can use to learn more about yourself and help you build more confidence!
- How am I feeling today? Why?
- What are ten things I love about myself?
- What can I do today to practice self-care?
- If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? Why?
- Describe a typical day in your life.
- Who inspires you? Why?
- What’s your dream career?
Next time you sit down for a journaling session, use these prompts to help guide you.
You’re Confident, and You Know It!
Say this phrase:
My name is (insert your name), and I’m confident!
I know you’re confident, and I know that you know you are, too. It’s okay to need a pick-me-up every now and again. Today, we discussed my top three ways to increase your confidence daily. As you’re going through your day-to-day, keep in mind to speak positive words of affirmation over yourself, get at least thirty minutes of exercise in, and journal your thoughts at the end of the day (or whenever you feel the need to).
Are there any other tips that you would like to share that help you build your confidence? Share them in the comment section below!
I hope you have a wonderful day, and always remember to walk with your head held high!