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A Foolproof Plan to Boost Your Confidence

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Do you feel like you could benefit from strengthening your confidence? While it’s not 100% imperative to have confidence, it certainly makes life a lot easier.

You can still accomplish things without self-confidence, but would you actually try? If you don’t believe you’re going to be successful, you’ll likely throw in the towel before getting very far. Confidence can be elusive as our success ebbs and wanes.

How can you maintain your confidence through the ups and downs of life?

Try these tips. They’ll raise your self-confidence through the roof:

  1. Know thyself. Make a list of all of your strengths and capabilities. Include things that you seem to have a talent for but have never actually tried. Perhaps you’re reliable, intelligent, coordinated, and have excellent musical abilities. A great way to get to know who you really are is to have your astrology chart done. An Energy-BalanceWho Am I?’ report will reveal your potential based on the way the stars were aligned at your birth!
  • Putting your positive qualities on paper will show you the many reasons you have to be self-confident. You’re already doing better than you think.
  1. List your major achievements. Think about all the amazing things you’ve already accomplished. We tend to mentally linger on our perceived failures. Try lingering on the good stuff for a change. We can choose our thoughts, so choose wisely.
  2. Make a list of your daily accomplishments. At the end of each day, make a list of all the things you accomplished.
  • Maybe you remembered to take the trash to the curb, pay all your bills on time, exercised for 30 minutes, and helped your child fix her bike.
  • It might sound trivial, but each of these little things matter.
  1. Learn how to motivate yourself. Real, justified confidence comes from the ability to achieve goals. Achieving goals largely comes from the ability to stay motivated.
  • We all know it’s easier to put things off, procrastinate, and invent excuses for not applying ourselves.
  • Set yourself up to be successful each day. Come up with a few daily activities that will improve your life and also provide a sense of accomplishment.
  • For example, you might decide to read a certain number of pages in a book each night or exercise for 45 minutes each morning.
  • Stick with your plan and you’ll begin to trust yourself to follow through.
  1. Take good care of yourself. Looking and feeling your best can contribute to your self-confidence. Take the time to stay healthy and fit. Dress well and practice good grooming habits.
  • If you take good care of yourself, you’ll start to believe you deserve it. And others will believe you deserve it, too. That’s great for your confidence level!
  1. Set goals to boost your confidence. Setting goals is important. It allows you to see what areas of your life require the most confidence. If you have the goal of finding your perfect life partner, you might require more confidence than when it comes to introducing yourself to others.
  2. Challenge your mind on a regular basis. Continue learning new things and keep your mind sharp. Everyone around you will find you interesting.
  • Consider reading, doing brain puzzles, staying on top of current events, improving your vocabulary, and playing games that require a lot of thought.
  1. Work at it every day. Work to complete these simple steps continuously. Strive to better yourself in all of these areas each day.
  • Self-confidence is not a one-time event. It has to be cultivated over time. Growing your self-confidence is not much different from growing vegetables in a garden.

Having a high level of confidence makes life so much more enjoyable. By executing a simple action plan, increasing your confidence can be fun and interesting.

Consider drawing up your own personalised self-confidence action plan. It can be incredibly rewarding. By taking charge of your life, you’ll boost your confidence even higher.

10 Tips for building your Self Confidence

A lack of confidence can affect every area of your life, from your job performance to your personal relationships.

In reality, how you perceive yourself has a powerful impact on how others treat you.

Some factors in bolstering self-confidence may be beyond your control, but there are some very tangible things that you can do as well. Using these tips will help you reach your full potential as a successful and confident person.

1. Dress confidently. Dress like the person you want to be and you’ll feel yourself become that person. When you look good, you’ll feel good. Now, this doesn’t mean that you have to go out and spend a fortune on clothes. It’s better to buy a few really nice pieces than a bunch of cheap ones.

2. Walk faster. People who walk confidently keep a brisk pace because they have things to do and places to be. Simply quickening your step will help you feel more confident.

3. Keep good posture. People can tell a lot about you by the way you carry yourself. If you have slumped shoulders and cannot look people in the eye, you’ll leave a negative impression on them. Keep your head up, make eye contact with others, and stand up straight and tall. You have nothing to hide.

4. Be grateful. Gratitude creates a state of peace in the body. A peaceful mind radiates confidence. Make a list of the things you appreciate about yourself and be grateful for your past successes. Tell those you love how much you appreciate them being in your life.

5. Compliment others. In addition to showing appreciation for what you have, it’s also important to show others your appreciation. If you think negatively about yourself, then you’ll have a tendency to criticize others. Break this habit by praising others on a daily basis. Seeing the best in others will bring out the best in you.

6. Give back. Contributing to the success of others will not only help you feel better about yourself, but karma will reward you in the end. What goes around comes around, right? Volunteer your time to help those in need or make a monetary contribution to your favorite local charity.

7. Don’t be afraid to speak up. Many people keep quiet for fear of saying something silly. Taking an active role in discussions will distinguish you as a leader amongst your peers. They will quickly recognize that you have confidence and plenty to offer.

8. Exercise regularly . If you work hard to create a better physical image, you’ll not only be healthier, but you’ll also have more energy. Both of these things will contribute to your self-confidence, as will the compliments you’ll receive.

9. Sit in the front row. Most of us have a tendency to try to blend into the back of the room somewhere. We don’t like being noticed. Confident people sit up front where they can take part in discussions without fear.

10. Take a chance and try something new. Learning a new hobby or activity will broaden your horizons and help you feel “alive.” Anytime you spend stretching your mind improves your overall self-confidence.

The more self-confidence you build in yourself, the more likely you’ll be to succeed. No matter what task you choose to conquer, you’ll do so with enthusiasm. Any setbacks you encounter won’t bother you because you’ll have the confidence necessary to continue.

Those who are insecure often find life to be a struggle, but with self-confidence, you can find it to be a joy.

Why suffer when you can soar!

Aromatherapy History

French perfumer and chemist, Rene- Maurice Gattefosse, created the term “aromatherapie” in 1937 with his publication of a book by that name.

His book “Gattefosse’s Aromatherapy” includes very early clinical findings for making use of Essential Oils for a variety of physical disorders. It is important to consider exactly what Gattefosse’s intent for creating the word was, as he clearly wanted to distinguish the medicinal application of essential oils from their perfumery applications.

We can conclude that his coining of the word “Aromatherapie” was to suggest the therapeutic application or the medical use of fragrant compounds (essential oils) for alternative wellness. As the technique of aromatherapy has advanced, throughout the years, it has embraced a more alternative approach incorporating the entire mind, body and spirit.

Aromatherapy is a caring, hands-on treatment which seeks to generate leisure, to enhance power, to decrease the effects of tension and also to restore lost balance to mind, the body as well as the heart.”  – Robert Tisserand

Aromatherapy can be defined as the controlled use of essential oils to preserve and also advertise physical, psychological, as well as spiritual well-being.” –  Gabriel Mojay

At Energy-Balance we consider Aromatherapy to be a science of utilising fragrant essences from plants to balance, harmonise and ensure the wellness of body, mind and spirit.

The benefits of using Aromatherapy are to reduce the effects of stress or anxiety for yourself or a loved ones, to provide immune enhancement, inflammation and pain reduction and to achieve homeostasis.

As a holistic method, Aromatherapy is both a preventative method, and an energetic technique to use as both a preventive to dis-ease, a mood enhancer, and as stress relief during chronic stages of disease or ‘dis’-simplicity.

It is an organic, non-invasive technique made to influence the entire individual, not just the sign or illness and to assist the body’s all-natural ability to equilibrium, regulate, heal and also keep itself by the appropriate usage of essential oils.”  – Jade Shutes

Aromatherapy is … the experienced and also regulated usage of essential oils for physical as well as psychological health and wellness and well-being.   – Valerie Cooksley