Cultivating Confidence: Try Something New!
Posted on January 10 2018
You may be surprised to learn that nearly 100 thousand people Google the phrase “How to be confident” each month. You see, everyone wants to be confident. but how exactly are we supposed to find our confidence? It’s common to be paralyzed by fear, certain to live in an insecure state for eternity. But there are a number of ways to cultivate your confidence, and trying new things tops that list!
Trying something new doesn’t just help you cultivate confidence, it helps you get to know yourself better, overcome fear, and it stimulates your creativity. So, what kinds of things can you try to boost your confidence?
Attend events & meet new people.
Okay, so attending events may feel a little intimidating, especially if you’re flying solo. But doing so forces you to get real comfortable with yourself real fast! Meeting new people can ignite excitement and possibility. Whether you’re looking to connect with like-minded creatives, people with similar interests, or those rooted in your beliefs, there’s certain to be an event where you’ll find your people
Types of events to consider:
- Creative mornings; find a location near you.
- Church functions
- Local meetups; if you’re in charlotte, consider attending: #instabeerupclt, hygge zero days, or cama events. you can always keep an eye on the charlotte agenda events page for something that strikes your fancy.
Learn a new skill
Maybe you want to learn calligraphy or you’ve always wanted to know how to paint. maybe website coding fascinates you or you’re interested in taking social media by storm. Whatever your little heart desires, there’s a way for you to learn something new today.
We’re all familiar with that buzz of excitement when the lightbulb goes off, though that feeling may be a distant memory for some of us. Chances are, you haven’t pushed yourself to learn a new skill outside of a traditional educational setting. We get it, it’s tough to make something like that happen if you don’t know where to start. Luckily, we’ve rounded up a few options for you!
- Tech Talent South; find a class near you.
- ar workshops; find a workshop near you.
- Skillpop; find a class near you.
- YouTube series
Push yourself out of your comfort zone with a new challenge
You’ll learn a lot about yourself when you make the commitment to stick with something new for a certain amount of time. We tend to live inside our comfort zones, never really stretching ourselves beyond our safe capabilities. But it’s in the challenges, the things that cause you slight discomfort, that you find a strength and confidence you didn’t even know you had. What’s something you’ve always wanted to do but you were too scared to try? Make a commitment to yourself today--you’re worth it!
Don’t know where to start?
- Try a running challenge; the c25k & 5k210k apps are great options!
- Challenge yourself to cook your way through a cookbook
- Try a no-spend month
- Challenge yourself to complete a project: write a book, start a blog, start a small business, redecorate a room, restore an old car, build something
- Commit to the whole 30
Truly, the possibilities to try something new are endless. making the commitment to yourself to try something new already implies a level of confidence. We know you have it in you! so, what’s something you’ve always wanted to try?