Training The Brain To Boost Self-Confidence
Studies have found that low self-confidence can lead to health problems. It can increase the risk of mental health problems like depression and bipolar disorder.
Some people find the road to becoming confident challenging. Eating well, exercising and being socially active are all important. What about the mental factors? It may not happen overnight, but with the right mindset you can take steps forward. Exciting new research has even found that it may be possible to actually train your brain patterns to become more confident someday.
The positive news is that there are lots of different ways to start building up your self-esteem and confidence right now:
- Affirm your own value by taking inventory of all the things you’re doing right.
- Unplug from your phone or take a social media detox.
- Practice self-compassion by talking nicely to yourself.
- Challenge negative thoughts.
- Spend time with people who love and support you.
- Celebrate your successes and take pride in what you do.
- Do things that bring you joy in your free time.
- Focus on taking baby steps to overcome insecurity.
- Work with a therapist to explore your fears and understand where they come from.
- Try reading a book focused on the subject, you may get good advice and feel less alone.
Remember, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to improving confidence. Until the next neuroscience breakthrough, you can try these lifestyle methods. Building confidence takes time, so be patient with yourself.
Consider getting started with the Online Health Coach. It can help you set and manage goals, create a plan of care and track your progress.
Behavioral health services are also available through telehealth.