Gaining self-confidence: tips to boost your self-confidence
Provided by Girls Health.gov
How well do you know yourself? Are you self-confident? How you feel about yourself can help you through tough times when other kids aren’t so nice.
What you can do to boost your self-confidence:
Think positive thoughts about yourself! Focus on your strengths — not your weaknesses. Realize that you are better at some things than others.
Set realistic goals. This means not setting goals too high or too low, but at a level you know you can reach. Then, you can always strive to do better than your goal.
Give yourself credit when you reach a goal and praise yourself when you have done well.
Learn to be assertive — express your thoughts, opinions, needs, and feelings openly — but without abusing others’ rights.
Don’t compare yourself to others. Remember: you’re just fine the way you are!
Practice positive body language. Walk tall, don’t slump. When your body says “I can” everyone will believe you can.