How To Conquer Anxiety And Reach For The Stars

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16 October 2012
Improving Self-Confidence - How To Increase Self Confidence

 

Conquering anxiety is no easy feat. While everyone gets butterflies in the stomach whenever they have a great task, some people have a crippling anxiety (possibly an anxiety disorder) and cannot be expected to just “walk off” their fears and uncertainties. Improving self-confidence requires some sophistication. In the past, therapists and psychologists used to help anxiety sufferers through clinical treatment. However, in the modern age, we realize that so many issues are internal, and so much information is readily available. Therefore, even chronic anxiety sufferers can find ways to minimize or eliminate the anxiety and “reach for the stars” as it were.

 

How to Gain Self-Confidence

 

The answer, of course, is that a person who is constantly anxious suffers from low self-confidence. Self-confidence is difficult to simply muster up, and perhaps even difficult to fake. It starts from within and then emanates from a person’s stance, voice and posture. The first step is to allow one’s self the chance to love and forgive the past. This may require accepting mistakes, forgiving others and perhaps dwelling on the positives of childhood rather than monumental negative memories.

 

This process may be rather involved, especially if the anxious person feels guilty or has an extremely low (almost self-loathing) attitude. Before communicating self-love, it may be necessary to rework a person’s thinking process. If someone is constantly thinking negative thoughts, then he or she must work hard to control his/her own body and mind, and replace negative thoughts with positives notions. The entire transformation process starts in the mind. If someone says he/she wants to change, then it’s all for nothing if there are still conflicts within the mind. The first answer in how to increase self-confidence is to explore a person’s attitude, feelings and thoughts.

 

How to Gain Self-Confidence Through Experience

 

Realistically speaking, we cannot expect an anxious person to just think his/her way out of a scenario. What the person fears is a new situation; therefore, most therapists recommend gradual desensitization to the object of fear. Rather than forcing the person to deal with all that worry at once, the doctor recommended gradual introductions…as in baby steps towards the ultimate goal. There is no need for a doctor’s supervision (though a friend is a big help). Self-confidence classes can be self-administered or even virtually administered, as with a site like this one. Why not view one of our confidence video selections and take steps to start moving forward in life? Afterward, please let us know your thoughts through blog comments or by sharing your story on our page.

 

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