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So what exactly is self confidence?

Over the past few years, we have all probably witnessed the self-esteem movement in our lives, as it has swept across our western culture, defining hot topics of wellness podcasts.

Whether it be taking advice from friends and family on how to be more confident in public, or turning on the news listening to recent studies debating the correlation between self confidence and success, we can often find ourselves pondering what is the true essence of who we are as individuals and how does that shape our self-esteem.

The foundation of self confidence is broken down into the fundamental belief of accepting and trusting ourselves. In doing this, we feel that we have a sense of control in our lives. Recognizing our strengths and weakness, and turning that into a positive mindset allows us to view ourselves from a growth mindset.

“Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Many theories exist, that hint at trying to uncover the secrets that lead to self-confidence, but they share commonalities in the overall outcome. Generally, high self esteem and confidence has been shown to correlate with better health, social lives, and the ability to cope amidst the challenges life throws.

Overall, this can lead to improved health outcomes and overall mental wellbeing.

Some ways to further develop self confidence building upon self trust can be implemented in several ways:

  1. Focus on maintaining strong body postures

  2. Practice being present

  3. Maintain self awareness and awareness of surroundings

  4. Maintain an active lifestyle

  5. Practice visualization

  6. Clarify your goals

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