Happiness often starts with you. Sometimes we can be focused on the things around us and the people in our lives and put pressure on those people and things to bring us happiness. But if we can’t fulfill our own needs, to feel confident and at ease with ourselves then we can’t expect others and things to do it for us. With that in mind, here are some of the things you could consider. 

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Read self help books 

There are some great books out there these days that can really help you to start feeling more confident. They all have different methods so it is a case of finding the best one for you. Not every self help book you will read will help, but they can certainly give you the tools to work on your own methods. Books like The Secret are really popular and use methods like visions boards and positive thought processes, whereas others like the one thing help you to prioritise your workload and feel confident in what you are doing. 

Make some changes for you

There will always be aspects of ourselves that we don’t like, and so instead of focusing on them in a negative way, could you make some changes for yourself? It might be that you would smile more but you feel less confident in your teeth, so looking into the braces cost could give you something to work towards. Maybe you want to lose weight and get healthier and fitter, perhaps make some changes personally, physically and mentally. Do it for you and only you and start to see how different you feel. 

Think about self-care

The next thing to think about would be self-care. It might be in the simplest of forms where you just indulge in some time for yourself. This could be heading to bed earlier so you feel more awake and rejuvenated for the day, which can instantly give you that confidence boost of nailing it. It might be enjoying a nice warm bath to help you relax and unwind at night, or it could even be self-care in terms of taking a few moments to complete your skincare routine instead of rushing it. Self-care can also be a mental thing, and surprisingly taking care of your mental health can really help to boost your confidence levels as you become more intune with your thoughts and how you are acting. Self-care can also be about gratitude and filling yourself up by reminding you that there are some great things to feel happy about. 

Positive thinking can go a long way

Another thing to consider would the way you think. We may have already touched on this subject a little but actually it deserves a whole paragraph in its own right. Positive thinking is powerful. It can turn any situation around but just a few different thoughts and it can even help you to understand things differently. Positive thinking can feel very forced at first. It is about ensuring that every thought you have is  apositive one, even if you start to think negatively the idea is to turn that negative into something more positive. Once you start to do it more often you find that you will create new habits to replace old negative ones.

Let’s hope this helps you to feel happier .

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Karla Urwitz

As a full-time career oriented mother of one, I love to chat and write about topics that matter to me in my life. My day has to starts with a cup of joe and usually ends with exhaustion. I have a passion for cross stitching and of course spending time with the kiddo. I am always on the look out for topics to write about like recipes, healthy living, and products I find fascinating.

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