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How can I boost my confidence?

How can I boost my confidence? Topic: Low level writing activities
June 26, 2019 / By Judith
Question: I'm 15 years old and have a really low confidence level. I don't know what it's from but ever since 6th grade I've gotten really shy with people I don't know. Now that I'm at another school and people are a lot nicer, I've gotten a little more confident but I'm always afraid that all my friends hate me, or think I'm annoying. I know that most of them don't and I'm just being stupid but I can't stop myself from thinking that after a bad day. What can I do to be more confident?
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Ginger Ginger | 3 days ago
Hi there. I had very low confidence during high school due to bullying which started well before that due to my race. I also had low confidence due to how my family treated me. Since I came to university though, I learned to cut down any paranoid thoughts about what if they dont really want to hang out with, or what if they dont really like me or find me annoying, by putting positive thoughts in my mind instead. You have to consciously learn to recognise when you are starting to think like that, and learn to say things to yourself more like "you're a great person to be around, you're kind" etc....write your own list of qualities that you think are good about you. Also do activities you like or are good at to boost your confidence. Maybe learn a new activity. Also looking in the mirror every morning for a minute, just concentrating on you, is good for you. And even if you don't feel confident, sometimes if you act confident, it rubs off on you, and you can live up to the confidence. Now when people meet me they'd think I'm confident...they dont know that sometimes underneath it I'm apprehensive or scared or anxious...and then in time, I'm not apprehensive, etc anymore.
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Ginger Originally Answered: How can I boost my confidence?
Hi there. I had very low confidence during high school due to bullying which started well before that due to my race. I also had low confidence due to how my family treated me. Since I came to university though, I learned to cut down any paranoid thoughts about what if they dont really want to hang out with, or what if they dont really like me or find me annoying, by putting positive thoughts in my mind instead. You have to consciously learn to recognise when you are starting to think like that, and learn to say things to yourself more like "you're a great person to be around, you're kind" etc....write your own list of qualities that you think are good about you. Also do activities you like or are good at to boost your confidence. Maybe learn a new activity. Also looking in the mirror every morning for a minute, just concentrating on you, is good for you. And even if you don't feel confident, sometimes if you act confident, it rubs off on you, and you can live up to the confidence. Now when people meet me they'd think I'm confident...they dont know that sometimes underneath it I'm apprehensive or scared or anxious...and then in time, I'm not apprehensive, etc anymore.

Denisa Denisa
I have days like that too - it's part of being shy, and as a shy person it's something I have to work on. Try to talk to somebody trusted about it, and that always helps you gain perspective. They can reassure you how much people actually DO like you, and that most people don't notice the faults you might see in yourself. Also, I think part of it can come from being perfectionistic - the fear of somehow falling short, not being good enough and being extremely self critical (this is another problem I have to work on too which ties into what you are feeling). Try to embrace your imperfections, get rid of the word "should" and tell yourself that even when you have a bad day and you're feeling like crap, that's ok. Not every day is going to be great and it's alright to feel bad some days. Also, try to imagine talking to yourself the way you would to another person. That is, imagine someone else were telling you that they were feeling this way. How would you respond to them? Probably a lot kinder and more understanding than you would be to yourself. Now try responding to yourself that way, or imagine someone else is reassuring you. Finding activities you enjoy or feel you're good at will help boost your confidence and make you feel better also. The mental focus when you're doing an activity you like helps take your mind off of negative self-talk. Good luck and hang with it!
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Callidora Callidora
Carrie, my little sister was going through the same thing that you are... I have been doing this P90X thing for 5 months straight and got her into it.. and now that shes fit and drop dead gorgeous she gets more attention than i do in my neighborhood. And she struts around like one of the untouchables and she gets noticed everywhere she goes... Taking care of yourself will make you proud of yourself and only then will others look up to you.. try P90X it just might do the trick for ya
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Alyse Alyse
all my Friends find me annoying, i don't care. one of my mates probably hates me coz i almost face-planted his girlfriend into a concrete car park (don't ask), i don't care. a good Friend asked "are you going to start stalking me?", I care very little. look in the mirror block out your bad points mentally & focus on your good points & cheer up! & stop giving a t*ss about the world. I used to be really shy, & it worked for me.
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Vic Vic
I'm thinking that your home life may be programming you. What is that like? Find a trusted adult to speak to. Be completely honest about everything. God bless.
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Vic Originally Answered: How can boost my weight lost and maintain it? Getting frustrated?
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