• Shruti GOCHHWAL

How To Become Calm And Self-Confident

Successful people have two things on their lips, “Smile and silence”. A smile can solve the problem while silence can avoid problems. How many of us remain calm in unfavorable situations to avoid problems? Being self-confident and calm in tough situations require lots of planning, patience, and maturity.

Nobody would have expected that in the year 2020 there will be a Covid-19 pandemic, financial crisis, and the world would turn upside down. There is a new normal situation prevailing now and only people who are calm and remain to be confident can overcome these kinds of tough situations and stay happy.  Here are a few ways that help you become calm and self-confident.

How to Remain Calm?

Calmness does not come all of a sudden. It is a state of mind that you need to practice daily.Here are a few ways to remain calm.

  1. Yoga

  2. Take naps

  3. Music

  4. Go out

  5. Give time

  6. Question yourself

Yoga

Yoga is a proven way to remain calm and overcome anxiety and depression. Go to a yoga or meditation class for 4-5 days a week for one month. Once you are into it, gradually it can turn to be a habit.

Breathing techniques can also help calm your mind and body.

Take Naps

When you are too much stressed and confused, take naps. Resting for some time helps your mind remain silent. After a while, you will be able to make a proper decision.

Music

Calmness

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Music can help you stay relaxed and calm. It can rejuvenate your brain. You can prefer instrumental music too.

Go Out

Have a walk, go to a beach or your favorite place, and relax. Talk to your best friend, unwind your worries. Involve yourself in activities that you would love to do. It may be gardening, calm and self confident, cooking, and watching your favorite movie. Some people may prefer to do a quick workout.

Give Time

If you are going through a tough situation, give yourself time. Do not take any quick decisions. Accept the situation which you cannot change. Time can almost heal anything.

Question Yourself

Question yourself on what situation is making you feel anxious and find a way; even a little step that helps you combat anxiety. Remember that you might have handled similar situations in the past and build trust that this shall pass away.

How to Stay Self-Confident?

Self-confidence is when you start believing your trust, abilities, and decisions. It is vital to your health and well-being. Confidence is the key to any situation be it an interview, a discussion, or handling or going through a tough situation. Here are 5 ways to boost your self-confidence.

  1. Do not compare

  2. Engage in physical activity

  3. Accept failures

  4. Practice and perform

  5. Learn and learn

Do Not Compare

Do not compare your life with others. You don’t have any idea what others are going through. Comparison brings jealousy that will destroy your peace and health. Comparison ruins your confidence. Instead, focus on your abilities, develop your skills, and analyze how better you can become compared to your yesterday.

Engage In Physical Activity

Engaging in any form of physical activity can not only make your body better but also helps build your confidence. Make yourself your priority.

Accept Failures

Calm And Self Confident

Mindfulness, Credits: pixabay


Do not underestimate your potential based on your previous results. Remember no one is perfect. Accept the failures and learn to move on. Brooding over the past brings more fears. Come out of the situation, analyze and start initiating new things. Mistakes and failures are good.

Practice and Perform

One important way to build your confidence is by practicing n number of times. If you have a presentation, plan it well, rehearse with your friends, and make it.  Confidence can be captured through painstaking preparation.

Learn and Learn

A woman learning

A woman learning, Credits: pixabay


Confidence comes when you are equipped, ready to learn, and grow. Make use of the resources well. Enjoy the process rather than seeing the finish line.

Take-Home Message

Confidence and calmness are two important qualities that make you successful.

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