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May 10, 2019

8 easy ways to boost your confidence in college — guest post

Boosting your self confidence is not something that you can keep up; it’s a roller coaster ride. Sometimes, you might be feeling great and happy about everything that you do, or sometimes you might feel like you are out of your element.
But there are definitely ways for you to improve the way you see yourself.

If you want to keep your self-confidence up as often as possible, then here are some tips that you might want to follow.

Encourage positive thoughts

Staying positive is not just another idiomatic expression; there really is truth behind the words.
If you invite positivity towards your daily life, then you will get a lot of it coming your way.
A positive attitude does wonders because everyone around you will remember you for how you see things better and how you see the good side of everything.

Find a confidence role model

You can find confident people anywhere around the internet. There are all sorts of people, whether virtually or in person, who you can meet or look up to.
And if you are looking for some extra confidence boost, you might want to find one from among the many social media influencers, bloggers, writers, and other public figures. You don’t have to live the same lifestyle that they do, instead you should look up to them and the way they feel confident about themselves. If they can be as confident as they are, then you can do that, too.

Don’t compare yourself to others

One of the things that can contribute to a low self esteem is if you keep on looking at others and comparing yourself to them. Not everyone lives the same life, grew up the same way, and thinks the same way.
You should think more about how you can feel great about who YOU are and what YOU you. You are unique in your own way, and that’s something you should think about.

Avoid missing classes

To be more confident about your studies and if you want to excel in all your subjects, you should attend every class as scheduled.
if you don’t attend a class and don’t have the opportunity to participate in discussions led by your college professor your confidence can be adversely affected because hearing how a subject matter expert explains a particular concept fosters a better understanding of it.
And the better you understand something, the more confident you are in it.

Focus on one thing

There are so many things to think about during college. But if you want to good grades and to graduate with flying colours, try to be more focused on your studies.
Learn how to prioritize and concentrate on what needs to be done in the moment.
If you have an exam coming up on calculus, for example, focus on studying and reading your calculus notes; leave aside all the other stuff you could be doing but isn’t a burning priority.

Realize you’re not alone

The struggle for a better self confidence is real and you are not the only one who goes through this challenge — give yourself a break and don’t feel so pressured about lacking some confidence every now and then. Remember that at the end of the day, we are all just human and you can only do so much.

There definitely will be times that you won’t feel so great, and on those days, just focus on things that you know you can feel good about. Focus your attention towards things that can help you see the brighter side of your life.
Maybe you don’t feel so attractive today because you didn’t get enough sleep last night because you were studying, but at least you’re going to own that test!

Look how far you’ve come

You are in college! That on its own is such a huge accomplishment, because not everyone gets to pursue this phase in life — but you are here now and you should make the most of it.
Look at it this way: if you made it this far, then you can make it through any other challenges that life may throw your way. Self confidence is a state of mind, and if you made it to this point in your life, it just means that you had enough confidence to get past the different challenges that are presented to you during your entry to college.

Take comments constructively

People will always have something to say. And it’s up to you if you are going to listen to them or not.
Whether it’s a solicited comment or not, you can always decide on how you will take the comments made to you. It might take you a while to get used to taking comments constructively because we have a natural tendency to get emotional about things that don’t seem to agree with our values, but if you are aiming for self improvement and more confidence, it helps to see things on a positive note.

It takes a lot of practice and patience to improve your ability to constantly find something to be confident about.

There are things that might affect the way you see yourself every now and then, but if you want to be the best version of yourself, it’s about time that you trust yourself now more than ever.

Love yourself, flaws and all.

Abby Brinn is a graduate of Drew “It’s Near New York” University, where she was an English Major and a Writing Minor. Abby is a bit of an academic overachiever, probably because her greatest educational influence is Hermione Granger. Now that she has graduated, she hopes to get a job in writing, editing, or publishing.

  • Posted 5.10.19 at 04:26 am by Roy Osing
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