As much as we’d like to talk about gaining confidence, you should also be aware that there are certain ways to lose confidence and you should stay away from them. Sadly, some people do not know what they’ve lost until it’s gone. This is also true with confidence. One moment they totally believe in themselves then another moment they suddenly lose it all. Well, we want to share awareness of certain things that can definitely decrease confidence.
Here are a few things that decreases confidence:
1. Getting out of shape
Becoming out of shape is usually a choice. Not everyone was born with physical disabilities which is why for those people who are perfectly normal, becoming out of shape is something they chose to do. Letting go of your fitness is something that only you can do. Some people tend to blame their lifestyle or other external factors but what they don’t realize is that they chose to lose control. The effects of getting out of shape towards your confidence may be quite huge as you realize you aren’t the fit and good looking person you once were.
2. Being lazy
Laziness is definitely a killer of confidence. Not only will you have lesser things done, you won’t be able to accomplish much either. Sadly, being too comfortable isn’t a good thing. Nothing grows in the comfort zone. Sometimes you gotta go out there and kick yourself out of the couch for you to be able to accomplish something. Don’t let your laziness get to you! You’ll wake up one day regretting the time you wasted.
3. Not doing your best
“I’m fine with not winning, I didn’t try that hard anyway” this line is very destructive! Not only does it show a personality of someone with a shattered confidence, it actually sort of discourages any feeling of confidence. Give everything your best! If you fail, that’s okay! Failing is part of the learning process. The scary part is not being able to give your best.
4. Going with the flow
If you don’t want to do something, don’t do it! Sadly, a lot of people give in to peer pressure and external influences instead of doing what they want to do! Challenge yourself every now and then to do something a little daring! Something that reminds you that you have the strength to make a decision!
There are so many things we do in a daily basis that decreases our confidence. We should watch out for these things and replace them with healthy habits.