Confidence isn’t something that can be given to you.It is something that you have to take for yourself. The amount of confidence you have in yourself is directly related to the positive choices you make.
Simply knowing your strengths and especially weaknesses makes you confident in yourself.
If you’ve ever seen 8 Mile – you’re an adult, you should’ve seen this movie by now & I have no remorse in spoiling the ending for you – In the final rap battle, B-Rabbit takes the air out of Papa Doc’s rap by saying everything he could possibly use against him. When you’re confident enough in yourself to admit your flaws in shortcomings it’s not a big deal when someone else brings them up.
- I’ve got an awful laugh
- My voice isn’t very deep
- My sister is handicapped
- I’m sometimes socially awkward
- Everyone who knows me thinks I’m weird – but in a good way (their words not mine)
- I’ve never smoked or drank alcohol in my life.
- I’m a rude asshole who speaks to everyone as if they’re six unless they prove they’re more mature.
- I fear being abandoned even though I’ve been through that before
- I still can’t cook rice.
I used to be really angry as a kid (I’ve got childhood photo’s to prove it) It wasn’t until I owned my insecurities when I was in middle school that I learned to live with them. I also realized they were not that big of a deal at all.
Finding time to exercise – especially as an adult with a job or other responsibilities can be challenging. However, the benefits, an uptick in metabolism, an improvement in memory recall, improved focus are worth the trade-off. Exercise, whether its running, weight lifting, playing a pickup game of basketball with friends, is an activity that you enjoy that improves every aspect of your life. Taking care of yourself boosts your immune system by reducing stress. The added bonus: if you feel like you look great you’ll feel better about yourself also.
Do More Of What Makes You Happy
Most people grew up and forgot how to have fun. What do you like to do in your spare time? Do you like to mindlessly scroll through social media or is that just something that you spend your time doing because it’s easy?
Life is short. If you spend two-thirds of your life sleeping and at work and much of the remaining third commuting, cooking, & cleaning you’ll die before you have any fun unless you prioritize it.
If you’re so out of touch with yourself that you don’t know what you love doing anymore think back to how you spent your time as a kid. What games did you play? I enjoyed building things as a kid so I enjoy any challenge where I need to put something together. I regularly post it on my Snapchat, you can follow me there if you like.