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.
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
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.
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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