Mar 232014
 

Can you manifest anything when you don’t really believe that you can have it?

You can’t. Belief and confidence are the prerequisites for successful manifesting. And the first thing you have to be sure of is – yourself and your worth. If you’re uncertain, manifesting is not going to happen. So today we’re working on boosting your self confidence – and it’s really easy to boost it when you know how.

You’ll be shocked with how simple the steps can be 🙂

1. Look Good to Feel Good

Look like a bum and you’ll feel like a bum. That’s the way it goes, whether you’re conscious of it or not – your clothes, the way you take care of your looks and – very important – your personal hygiene influence how you’ll feel.

Your confidence suffers when you don’t take care of yourself; the message you’re sending to your subconscious self is that you’re not important enough to spend time on, that you don’t matter. And you want to send just the opposite message.

So pay attention to your physical looks. You don’t have to spend thousands of dollars on clothes, no – but you do have to make sure that they’re clean and ironed, that they reflect the message you want to send to others, to the world – and to your subconscious self. So ask yourself one simple question: when you look at yourself in the mirror, what kind of person do you want to see?

And now it’s simple: just be that person 🙂 From the outside for starters. The inside will follow.

2. Smile and Think Positive

Pay attention to your facial expressions and the way you react to others for a couple of days. If you’re not smiling and being positive at least half of the time – you should work on it.

A simple smile, even when you’re alone, can really lift your mood and the way you feel about the world and about yourself. Try it now, while you’re reading this – put a smile on your face. Go ahead, no one is watching 🙂

Now keep that smile; find something to enjoy right now – the sunny day outside, think of a good friend or a pleasant situation you were in recently. And keep that smile.

Do you like how it feels? So why wouldn’t you do that all the time?

There were numerous studies that confirm that people who smile more are happier than those who don’t. When you’re happy, you’re generally more satisfied with yourself and your life. And this does wonders for your self confidence!

3. Set and Achieve Goals – No Matter How Big or Small

OK, you can’t jump to fulfilling your biggest dream right away, but you can set a small goal for yourself, and you can achieve it.

Think about something you’ve been avoiding to do for a while. Is there a phone call you’ve been delaying to make, a segment of work you’ve been procrastinating on? Set a goal to make that call or to finish that segment today – and do it. It’s something you should do for yourself, for your own benefit.

Our successes make a big part of our confidence, so practice setting and achieving goals. Small ones for starters, just to show to yourself (that other self, subconscious one) that you can do it. When you master that, achieving goals that you set will gradually become something that you do naturally. And guess what it will do to your confidence!

4. Get to Know Yourself

Life is way too busy these days and you may easily lose the perspective about who you actually are and what you actually want. And this perspective is something you just can’t afford to lose.

So take some time out of each day and devote it to yourself. Half an hour, that’s all it takes. Declare your “me-time” and make the most of it. Listen to your thoughts instead of pushing them aside. Get to know yourself to better understand your weaknesses – and to learn what’s the best way to fight them.

Take a bubble bath, take a walk, do something that relaxes you and that will allow your thoughts to stay focused on you instead of being focused on everything else.

This will soon become best spent time of your day 🙂

When you dig deep enough, all sorts of things start to appear. Some will be much pleasant than others – but it won’t take long before you discover that you have some really good, admirable things hidden inside you. Parts of the process might be painful, but keep your eyes on the prize – and the prize is you re-discovering how great you really are!

Do you have a trick for boosting self confidence to share?