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10 Psychological Tips to boost self-confidence among students

Jan 12, 2018 18:04 IST
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10 tips to boost self-confidence
10 tips to boost self-confidence

Students face a continuous struggle to stand out from each other, what makes them different is their self-confidence. However, self-confidence is a quality that only few can master.  Students must read here the tips to gain confidence in an effective manner –

10 Tips for students to boost self-confidence

1. Be prepared For gaining confidence, it is important to be prepared for their entire task in advance. This is because we tend to be more confident when we are aware of the happenings around us as it builds a comfort zone for us. By preparation, it means knowing your plan, your strengths and weaknesses as well as awareness of your surroundings.

2. Be determined It is really helpful for students if they become determined in their life because the determination is required for making academic as well as career choices. Determination requires students to be calculative, firm and have willpower; this will be helpful in their personality development and ultimately boost their confidence.

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3. Face your drawback and keep practising to overcome it – We all have some or the other weakness in us. The strategy should be to overcome your shortcomings in the best possible manner. Students need to rectify their shortcomings before they make big decisions in their life, because these drawbacks/weaknesses may block your path to success in life. And also, your shortcomings lowers down your self-confidence as you hesitate before doing some task.

4. Plan your goals on a short-termYou should break-down your way to success in small objectives so that it is easier for you to achieve your big goals in the end. The achievement of goals itself boosts self-confidence as it assures us that we are capable of accomplishing our desired goals. For example, if you want to score better marks in your annual/final exams, then set goals for each test and every subject. The aim is to score better overall and if you plan to score well in every subject, you will easily be able to get good marks in your final exams results.

5. Maintain eye contact with people while talking This is a common observation made by people during networking or public relationships, that people who keep an eye contact appear more confident as compared to those who look here and there while talking. This is also observed by examiners who conducted Viva tests that if a student answers by maintaining an eye contact that means the students are confident and have knowledge about the asked topics.

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6. Talk to your friends or family to develop self-confidenceConfidence is more common when we are in our comfort zone as unfamiliar situation makes us uneasy and hence, we become reserved which is a result of low confidence.

7. Take responsibility and ownershipTaking responsibility gives us satisfaction and is indirectly a booster for our confidence. Students should take responsibilities for tasks at school as well as at home. At school, students should take initiative by participating in activities, taking leadership in group activities as well as in extra-curricular activities.

8. Do away negative thoughts Students should not let negative thoughts come in their way as they hinder our thoughts and also, lower down our confidence. Negative thoughts mean doubting your capabilities that you are not able to do something.  

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9. Don’t be afraid of failing You may not be successful in every task on your first attempt but that should not stop you from trying again. The mistakes or failures simply means you gained experience. You should use your experience for your next attempt. Experience from failure gives us knowledge about how to face or handle the situation again. For example, if you could not score well or failed in Joint Entrance Exam or any other competitive or board exam then you should analyse and use your experience or your next attempt in the examinations as on this attempt you would be prepared and confident to crack/qualify in the exams.

10. Keep a track of your failuresStudents should keep their failures in their mind not as a negative thought but as a motivation to face every other challenge in their life. Failures are an evidence of your attempts and keeping a track would help you remember your mistakes and you will not repeat them again.

Conclusion: Confidence is a quality within us but generally students are not aware of this aspect. Students should read the tips provided here to know how to gain self-confidence and work for the achievement of their desired results in school as well as in other spheres of life.

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