How to Be More Confident Using Natural Methods
Confidence is not something you’re born with. You actually have the ability to build your confidence levels. You can do things right now to build more confidence using all-natural methods so that you can be ready to live your best life.
This article will provide ways to do so using all-natural methods, including starting a fitness routine, eating more nutritiously, making a career change, finding ways to relax, and others.
Boosting Confidence Naturally
Eat a Healthy Diet
Our diets have a direct impact on our moods and confidence levels. You don’t need to go on an extreme diet to be healthy, and you do not have to cut out all carbs or fats from your foods. Eating healthy is more about eating balanced meals in their natural state as much as possible.
Eating whole foods, and lots of fruits and vegetables will give you a good supply of antioxidants. Eating berries, leafy greens, lentils and other whole foods will help give you folate and minerals, which are good for your moods. Fermented foods such as sauerkraut, kimchi, miso and tempeh are also helpful to the brain as documented there.
Get some exercise
Weight lifting and other forms of exercise releases hormones and neurotransmitters that improve mood and make you feel good.
You can exercise as a hobby or something you schedule for yourself every day. It’s great way to get in better shape and a great way to clear your head and focus on those things that are important to you. And who doesn’t like the way they look when they’re in shape?
Weight lifting is one of the most popular ways to build confidence and enjoy exercise. But there are many other types of exercise. One of the best forms of exercise is high intensity interval training. This means alternating spurts of harder exercise with more moderate exercise. Sports like basketball or soccer are very good HIIT sports.
Take Advantage of Nature
When you can, Thrive Global recommends taking some time out to go outside by yourself (if that’s an option), even if it is just for 15 minutes. Spending time outside will help you feel good because Mother Nature is healing. Connect with nature to bring some peace into your life. It is important to schedule this time on your calendar so you are more likely to remember and do it.
Try Some New Hobbies
Try something new that you would like to do. It doesn’t have to be a big commitment or expensive. It can range from taking an art class, learning how to sew, taking a cooking workshop, and anything else interesting that piques your interest. Plus, there are tons of awesome online resources to teach you. Websites like Udemy and YouTube offer free and low-cost courses on millions of topics.
Support Someone in Need
Building confidence is not only about ourselves. When we help someone in need we are essentially helping ourselves. By extending ourselves by giving our time or resources to others, we are building our own pathway.
We can help someone in need in small and simple ways. When someone needs someone to hear them we can be there to listen. When someone needs a helping hand, even if it’s just opening a door or picking up something they dropped, it shows that we care about them.
When we care about others we are also caring about ourselves. That’s because caring for others is good for our heart. This is the secret key to building our true confidence in ourselves.
Reward Yourself and Others
When you or someone close accomplishes a goal, whether it is small or large, reward yourself and others. This can be as simple as buying that scented candle you or they’ve always wanted, or it could be something more substantial, like taking or giving a day off work to do something fun. It doesn’t have to cost money either. Sometimes, in order to feel good, you need to give or make it happen. Taking some time to congratulate yourself and others can often help with that.
Be sure to also recognize those around you who have made accomplishments. Acknowledging others for their successes is the key to your own success. By congratulating others, you also find your own place.
Be Financially Prudent
After the pandemic, your finances can be a major source of stress. Don’t ignore the situation. Work on saving money every week, even if it is just $20. It will add up and help you feel more secure in the long run. If you need to improve cash flow, you can take proactive steps like adjusting your mortgage or picking up a side gig.
If you do choose to do some moonlighting, make sure it’s something you enjoy, like monetizing a hobby or dabbling in something that you’ve always dreamed about doing.
Confidence is Growth
The question is not only if you can build confidence, but how you can evolve as a person. This is important as ever during this difficult period, because as we learn about ourselves and strive to care about others, we grow and mature. These learning experiences allow us to be naturally be more confident in our abilities, especially when we seek to help others in need.
Building our confidence is a natural consequence of our learning experiences. These experiences build our morality and our humanity.
Doing this while striving to live naturally and peacefully will help us grow and allow us to help others grow too. This type of confidence comes from maturity, and continues to grow as we learn and act on what we have already learned.
So go out there and grow, and start feeling more confident!