Habit Tracking to Build Self-Confidence

Habit Tracking to Build Self-Confidence

The sense of fulfillment at the end of each month when I look at my completed habit tracker is a creative way I’ve found to build my self-confidence. I love seeing a tangible result for hard work I put in to build a small habit that may not show results in my life right away (though, it will in the long run).

Building self-confidence by improving habits can change your life.

I love seeing a tangible result for hard work I put in to build a small habit that will yield positive results in the long run, but may not show results quite yet.

Pay Attention

Before beginning any kind of new routine, it’s important to have an understanding of your starting point. How would you rate your self-confidence on a scale of 1-10? What factors contribute to your self-confidence? What robs it?

Pay attention to the day-to-day, and consider keeping a log for a week or two to gauge your starting point. Then, put your plan in motion.

Get Creative – Focus on One Self-Confidence Building Habit at a Time

I’ve described my love for habit trackers before, and this post describes the how-to in more detail, and here is a template to get you started (the template was originally shared here.)

Personally, I like to use it to track all areas of my wellbeing. I’ll track the days I stick to my meal plan, the days I exercise, the days I read, and since self-confidence is an ongoing issue for me, I’m now also using it to track new self-confidence-boosting habits.

It’s okay to track multiple habits at once, but it’s best to stick to just one self-confidence booster each month. Trying to do too much at once may become overwhelming and ultimately squash your self-confidence if you find it too difficult to keep up so much at one time.

Why Self-Confidence?

Self-confidence is one of those traits that effects all areas of my life.

Interestingly, there seems to be a lot of research on the topic of self-confidence and self-esteem that say it really doesn’t affect our lives the way we think it does. But my own personal experience shows that when I feel good about the work I’m doing, or even the way I look, I continue to perform well.

So, maintaining a moderate level of self-confidence continues to be a focus area in my life. If nothing else, a boost to my self-confidence every now and again helps me to live a happier life. And, using a habit-tracker is the most creative way I’ve found that actually works to build my self-confidence.

Don’t Neglect the Rest of Your Habits

Focusing on just one self-confidence boosting habit at a time helps maintain some balance, so you’re not trying to do too much at once. Other healthy habits like exercise, reading, and meal-prep shouldn’t be neglected so you can focus on self-confidence.

Take a Minute to Enjoy the Completed Tracker Each Month

At the end of the month, find a way to celebrate your successes in building these new habits.

Take the time to review the month, and revel in all those filled-in squares that represent the effort you put into an activity that may still feel a little foreign and unusual. Treat yourself in some small way to acknowledge the work you put into taking care of yourself.

It’s a Creative Way to Build Self-Confidence, Remember to Use Baby Steps

By doing something small each day to build your self-confidence, you are setting yourself up for success in all areas of life.

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I love seeing a tangible result for hard work I put in to build a small habit that will yield positive results in the long run, but may not show results quite yet.

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