Today’s Solutions: January 19, 2022

Being introverted doesn’t necessarily mean you’re a shy person. Rather, it means you feel energized and recharged when you spend time alone. And while not every introvert struggles with confidence issues, many do, which can hold them back from various opportunities. If you’re an introvert who wants to build up your confidence, take note of these four tips.

Avoid comparing yourself to others

You need to leave all comparisons behind if you want to build confidence. Comparing yourself to others, whether you’re introverted or not, is a surefire way to stop your progress in its tracks. Instead, embrace who you are as an introvert. Accept that you’re fueled by alone time and understand that there’s nothing wrong with that. The sooner you accept and love who you are, the sooner your confidence will develop.

Practice clear communication 

Part of building confidence is about how you communicate your thoughts, feelings, and ideas to others. If you struggle to get your point across, especially to the point of being misunderstood, then it can deter you from expressing yourself in the future. That’s why clear communication is crucial for introverts. Not everyone will understand how you express yourself, and that’s okay. What’s important is that you put in your best effort to convey your ideas. If you need help shaping your own ideas, getting your thoughts on paper is a great way to do that.

Take small steps

Brainstorm the small things you can do to build your confidence and feel better about yourself. For instance, you could try to change your vocabulary to change a more positive, confident mindset. Or you can start journaling more to get to feel more comfortable and confident about yourself. Just remember: you can’t expect to turn into a confident person overnight, so take small steps and don’t forget the overall goal.

Remember that you are your own worst critic

You judge yourself the hardest because you expect more out of yourself, even if you’re doing fine. This is a common problem that many people must face and it’s important to remember you’re not alone. Constantly criticizing yourself for making small errors or not showing enough confidence is the easiest way to lose it. If you want to build your confidence level, you need to learn how to forgive yourself for making mistakes and stop self-criticizing.

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