There’s a reason why confidence is so important for one’s success. One study found that students with low confidence performed noticeably worse than students with high confidence. And this phenomenon doesn’t just apply to students.
It can affect every area of your daily existence, from your job to your love life. As men, we’re often expected to be confident 24/7. Sadly, for many people, this simply isn’t possible.
However, the good news is that you can make incremental changes toward becoming a more confident man. So how do you do it? Simple: by reading this article!
In this guide, we’ll go over ten tips that have helped thousands of men acquire more confidence in their daily life. The sooner you begin implementing these strategies into your schedule, the more confident you’ll get.
1. Take a Social Media Break
It shouldn’t come as any surprise that social media affects our confidence levels. At its worst, social media is a breeding ground for feelings of inadequacy. This happens all the time when you follow friends, celebrities, or influencers that post constantly about their success, be it in business or relationships.
It’s hard not to be jealous of these individuals when we see them post about their tropical beach vacation or new baby. Social media invites comparisons and it’s hard to not apply these standards of success to yourself.
This in turn can lower your confidence levels. The ironic part is that the people we view as confident are often as insecure as the rest of us, if not more.
It should come as no surprise that a recent study found that 50% of social media users found that the platform made their lives worse. Unfortunately, quitting social media can be challenging because it’s so addicting.
However, a few breaks now and then can do wonders for your confidence levels. Ideally, after a few months of breaks, you’ll start to see that your life can often be better without it.
2. Work On Your Small Talk
Many people love to complain about small talk. They’d rather have deep, engaging conversations instead of what they perceive as more shallow ones. However, the reality is that small talk is incredibly important.
It helps make both people comfortable and can easily pave the way to more engaging conversation. As such, someone who’s mastered the art of small talk is easily perceived as more confident.
So how do you get better at small talk? Practice! Try having a set of questions ready for meeting new people. Most people love talking about their lives, so ask about their jobs, where they live, and other general questions like that.
3. Create a Schedule of Good Habits
We often beat ourselves when we aren’t as productive as we want to be. This can ruin our sense of self-confidence. So what’s the solution? Try and create a schedule of good habits that you can stick to.
Micro-actions, like completing small tasks at the beginning of the day can make you feel like you got a lot done during the day. Maybe you carve out an hour a day to exercise or try to cook a healthy meal three times a week. These types of good habit schedules are great for making you feel better about yourself.
4. Try Breathwork and Meditation
Anxious people often struggle with confidence because they’re incredibly nervous about the thing in their life. And you don’t need to suffer from anxiety to experience the nerve-racking effects of everyday stressors.
That’s where breathwork comes into play. You’d be shocked at how relaxed you can feel after focusing in and out breathing for five to ten minutes. And, the more relaxed you are, the more confident you’ll feel.
If you feel like it, then you can also give meditation a try. This practice is great because it not only allows you to focus on breathing but also on your inner self. Meditation forces you to confront the negative ego voice in your head that says you’re inadequate.
If you can learn to suppress this ego voice through meditation, then you will likely see your confidence levels skyrocket. Just make sure to be patient. It can take months or even years of constant mediation to see positive results.
5. Use Eye Contact When You Talk
Nothing conveys confidence quite like making direct eye contact with someone when you’re talking to them. This shows the individual that you’re fully present and listening to what they’re saying.
Many people will instead look around the room, or down at their phone if they’re nervous. Avoid this by making eye contact with someone for around 70% of the time you’re talking to them.
This will make you appear more confident and it will allow you to form a stronger emotional connection with the person you’re chatting with. Too nervous to make eye contact? Start slow and focus on the person’s eyebrows.
They likely won’t be able to tell that you’re not making direct eye contact. Then, as you get more comfortable, make eye contact with one eye. Eventually, you’ll feel confident enough to make full eye contact.
6. Try Something You’re Scared Of
One big confidence blocker for many people is fear. If you’re scared to do something, then odds are that it’s affecting your confidence levels. So, how can you break free from this cycle of fear?
Simple: by doing something that scares you. This can be something small, like riding a rollercoaster, or huge, like changing careers. However, if it’s something big, then we don’t recommend plunging right into it.
Instead, try something smaller once or twice a week. Then gradually work your way up to a major fear. Once you overcome it you’ll be surprised by the amount of confidence you’ll gain by getting over a fear.
7. Change Your Appearance
You’d be surprised by the change in confidence that a simple wardrobe change can bring. When you look good, then you feel good. Not only that, you impress other people with your appearance.
This means that you’re gaining both inner confidence and outward confidence. And you don’t need a whole makeover to feel this way. A simple haircut, new outfits, or accessory change can go a long way toward instilling confidence.
8. Don’t Be Afraid to Take Pride In Your Achievements
When it comes to confidence, it doesn’t always help to be humble. Oftentimes, we downplay our achievements which can cause us to completely forget about them.
If you have achievements in your life, then take pride in them, no matter how big or small. You can do this by making a list of everything you’re proud of. Maybe it’s graduating from school, marrying someone you love, or landing a good job.
Recognizing these accomplishments can help instill a newfound sense of confidence and pride in yourself.
9. Practice Before Do Something That Makes Your Nervous
Oftentimes we lack confidence because we feel that we aren’t adequately prepared for whatever we’re facing. The solution? Practice makes perfect. For example, let’s say you’re nervous about a big work presentation.
The more you practice it, the more confident you’ll become in what you’re saying. Once you know the information forward and backward, then you don’t need to worry about making a silly mistake. Your confidence will improve as a result.
10. Change What You Can and Accept What You Can’t
It’s important to realize that confidence isn’t just a behavioral mindset. Indeed, in some cases, it’s often determined at birth by our genes. How?
The amount of neurotransmitters we receive, like serotonin, plays a huge role in determining our personality traits related to confidence. Similarly, men with smaller penises often lack confidence in the bedroom.
It’s important to remember that there’s nothing wrong with either of these things. However, if you find that they’re affecting your day-to-day confidence, then see if there are some options to change them.
Antidepressants are a great way to overcome serotonin imbalances. Similarly, there are ways that we discuss here for you to increase your penis size. However, don’t expect these changes to suddenly make you confident. Real confidence comes from accepting yourself, both the good parts and the bad.
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We hope this article helped provide you some tips on how to become a more confident man. When it comes to confidence the most important thing to remember is to be patient. Contrary to what makeover programs often show, change doesn’t usually happen overnight. Instead, it takes months or years of practice before you begin to feel more confident.
However, the more seriously you take these tips, the quicker the process can go. So, be diligent about implementing these practices in your life and you’re sure to see a positive change.
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