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No More Running Away, Werk The Runway: Top 10 Tips To Developing Self Confidence

From the quiet, confident doctor whose advice we rely on to the captivating confidence of an inspiring speaker, self-confident people have qualities that everyone admires. Your level of self-confidence manifests in many different ways through behavior, body language, the way you speak or what you say, and so on. Self-confidence is important in almost every facet of life and thus, people who lack self-confidence may struggle in their career and personal life. The good news is that self-confidence can be learned and built on. So whether you’re working on your own confidence or building the confidence of people around you, it’s well-worth the effort! If self-confidence is what you are willing to learn or build, there is a workshop designed by the University of Illinois Counseling Center Paraprofessionals which focuses on that topic for you all on September 20th at 7 p.m. at Illini Union Room 406.

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3. The good is not so bad

Self-confidence roots from self-acceptance. it is only when we start to embrace all the positive as well as negative facets of our lives, stop judging ourselves, and realize that our personal strengths far outweigh our weaknesses that self-confidence is fostered.

4. Confident, not cocky!

The biggest reason people aren't more self-compassionate is that they are afraid they'll become self-indulgent. They believe self-criticism is what keeps them in line. Most people have gotten it wrong because our culture says being hard on yourself is the way to be.

6. #WERK the runway you boys and girls

If you understand how to improve your body language, then you can increase your testosterone, and decrease your cortisol. Thus feeling more confident and risk-tolerant. W.E.R.K the runway!!!

7. Face your demons!

Sometimes the most challenging opponents we face live inside of us. When we look with honesty inside our own hearts, we will find the self-belief we seek. Self-confidence is right there!

8. It's OK to lose the game

Once we decide to stop "keeping score with" ourselves, we can develop what we already have inside each of us and continue to build up our self-confidence!

9. Do what you love <3

Understanding and using our strengths are about focusing on the things that we love to do and come most naturally to us. Science is now showing that this can make us happier too, even after just one week of practice!

10. Yonce

Confidence is a feeling

It's stemmed from thinking.

It's not static.

It's never fixed.

The levels of confidence we have at different times go up and down. Tomorrow we will look at how your confidence was created, how it may have gotten lost, and what you can start doing to reclaim it back and build it for real.

To learn more and strengthen your self-confidence, why don't you join our fun and interactive workshop on September 20th at 7pm to Illini Union Room 406?

Can't wait to see y'all there!!!

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