Do you find yourself wishing you could be more confident? Do you feel powerless to change?

Improving your self-confidence is something you can do with the right strategies, and you may even enjoy yourself while doing it!

We all know that change can't happen overnight, but knowledge is power. Once you know the right strategies to implement, you will find your confidence building a little more with each day. Strive to put one of these confidence boosters into practice every day, and they will soon become habits as your self-confidence rises.

Use these proven confidence boosters to raise your self-confidence and be the person you deserve to be:

1. Set reachable goals. If your expectations are completely unrealistic, you will never reach your goals, and you'll constantly feel disappointed in yourself. While it is important to aim high, setting realistic goals will give you great confidence once you achieve them.

2. Hang around with positive people. Did you know that you become like the people who you surround yourself with within 5 years? Now that's powerful. Raise your confidence and feel better about yourself by hanging around with positive people who lift you up rather than negative people who bring you down and shatter confidence.

3. Invest more time in your skills. You may lack confidence in some areas because of uncertainty about your abilities. Spend more time in developing talents and watch your self-confidence rise as you become better.

4. Get your own back. When you make a decision based on what is right for you, stick up for yourself and feel good about it, regardless of what others have to say. Their opinion is their own, and yours is just as important.

5. Get physical. Exercise and physical activity is an excellent way to reduce stress and improve your mind, body, and spirit. Regular exercise improves your mood, which will make you feel better about yourself.

6. Treat yourself with something good. Go out of your way to make yourself happy. Make sure when you've accomplished a goal that you reward yourself with something that's good for you, it will keep you motivated to succeed.

7. Use confidence-building affirmations. Affirmations allow you to communicate with your subconscious mind. Repeating positive thoughts over and over can reprogram your brain, and strengthen your confidence as you reassure yourself you are on the right track.

8. Let it go. The past is the past. Keep yourself in the present and think of positive thoughts and images of what your future looks like. Dwelling on past self-confidence issues will make it harder for you to get over them.

As you begin to implement these confidence boosters you will soon find there are numerous ways to increase your self-confidence. Keep your goals in mind and have confidence that will you find success!

Author's Bio: 

Author Julianna Gauthier - Learn more about confidence boosters by visiting www.RescueYourSelfEsteem.com a popular website with advice, tips, and resources on personal transformation.