How to Improve Self Confidence

January 9, 2024

BY Brianna Voss, Intern

Brianna is an Intern from the Western Wisconsin Technical College Human Services Program

Having self-confidence can seem to be difficult, but if you implement some of these
strategies in your life, you have a better chance of improving self-confidence.

● Identify what you like about yourself!
- Finding things we like about ourselves can give us something to turn to when we begin
feeling insecure.
- Try writing 10 things you like about yourself.
- They can be small things, such as “I like my smile, I like my eyes, I like my cooking.”
- Keep the paper with you to look at whenever you need a boost of confidence.

● Try new things
- Succeeding at something new, like making a new recipe can improve your

● Celebrate your wins
- When we achieve something, no matter how small, celebrating those wins is important.
- It sometimes can be hard for people who have experienced trauma or abuse to learn how
to celebrate the things we do right.
- Taking time to recognize the things we do right no matter how small, helps us feel more
appreciative of who we are, and ultimately boosts your confidence.

● Remember that confidence doesn’t equal perfection
- Main goal should be striving to be the best version of ourselves, not the perfect version.
- Allow yourself to make mistakes and focus on the progress you’re making.

● Forgive yourself
- Practice forgiving yourself for making mistakes, being imperfect, and for being human.
We all make mistakes, and we can learn from them and not let them define you.

● Take care of your body!
- Taking care of your body will improve your self-confidence significantly, try drinking
lots of water, get a good night's sleep, go for walks, and eat nutritious foods.

● Try practicing positive affirmations and positive self-talk.

- Take time each day to either say positive affirmations out loud to yourself, or maybe even
write them down. An example would be, “I am strong, or I am beautiful”, saying these
things to ourselves overtime will stick in your brain and increase our self-confidence.

Having self-confidence helps to build confidence to complete tasks that would normally
be difficult. Tips like practicing positive self talk, remembering to forgive yourself, and
celebrating the completion of the little things in life can be very valuable to each person. 

Feel free to reach out to Arrow Behavioral Health in Tomah, Wisconsin to learn more about improving your self confidence, we offer both telehealth and in person sessions!