10 ways to increase your self-confidence

  1. Make a list of all the good things you currently have in your life.

Always give thanks for everything to our God.—Ephesians 5:20 TLB

  1. Take some time to tell Jesus about how you are feeling and what you are going through.

I love the Lord because He hears my prayers and answers. Because He bends down and listens, I will pray as long as I breathe!—Psalm 116:1–2 TLB

  1. Help a neighbor, join a volunteer group, or do something for the benefit of your community. Showing outgoing concern for others can boost your own level of self-confidence.

I remembered the words of the Lord Jesus: It is more blessed to give than to receive.—Acts 20:35 TLB

  1. Listen to an upbeat, joyful song that puts a spring in your step.

It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to the Most High.—Psalm 92:1 NLT

  1. Spend time in nature and exercise regularly.

Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? … God bought you with a high price.—1 Corinthians 6:19–20 NLT 

  1. Arrange get-togethers with friends (online and offline). Laughter is very beneficial for the heart, mind, body and soul.

A cheerful heart does good like medicine.—Proverbs 17:22 TLB

  1. Spend some time with your children on their level.

Parents, don’t be hard on your children. Raise them properly. Teach them and instruct them about the Lord.—Ephesians 6:4 CEV

  1. Ensure that you are consistently getting enough sleep.

Then I lay down and slept in peace and woke up safely, for the Lord was watching over me.—Psalm 3:5 TLB

  1. Make a list of challenging events that you have already experienced in your life and have overcome with the Lord’s help.

David said, “The Lord, who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, He will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.”—1 Samuel 17:37

  1. Read stories of how God came through for others in difficulties, which will encourage your faith that God will come through for you too.

Your testimonies I have taken as a heritage forever, For they are the rejoicing of my heart.—Psalm 119:111