Building Self-Confidence (in 30 Minutes or Less!)

Building Self-Confidence (in 30 Minutes or Less!)

July 25, 2021

By: Brooke Davidson || @brooke_being

I’ve never yet met a person who would prefer to feel timid as opposed to confident. In truth, it seems pretty straight forward that we’d all like to feel comfortable in our own skin and while walking through this life. However, it’s not always easy to make that happen. With some targeted work and persistence, we can systematically build our own self-confidence and move through the world with our chins held a bit higher. Check out the ideas below - separated out by timeframes - for some inspiration.

How to Build Self-Confidence if You Have…

5 Minutes
    • Put on an outfit that makes you feel thoroughly you
    • Stare into a mirror and repeat an empowering mantra to yourself (“You are strong and capable” “You are worthy of love” etc)
    • Reflect on your day and write down anything you did that others could be grateful for
    • Strike a power pose (watch Amy Cuddy’s TEDtalk on body language if you’re unfamiliar with the concept of power posing)
striking a pose
15 Minutes
    • Listen to a guided meditation on self-empowerment / self-love / self-care
    • Make a list of all the ways you’ve grown over the last few years (this can center around work, hobbies, relationships, or be a combination of any of those categories)
    • Do a mini workout 
    • Create a list of all the things you are good at as well as an example of each in action
    • Do something you admire in others (ex - if you admire when a person compliments a random stranger on their cute outfit, then compliment a random stranger on their cute outfit)
person writing in journal

30 Minutes
    • Try something entirely new. It can be as simple as a recipe or as big as skydiving.
    • Learn something by listening to a podcast / watching a YouTube video on a topic of interest
    • Go through your closet and get rid of any clothing that makes you feel poorly toward yourself (pants that are uncomfortably tight; shirts that are no longer your style; etc)
    • Take care of something: an animal, a plant, etc 
person surrounded by dogs and cats

Building self-confidence isn’t a simple thing that you do once and it’s done. Rather, it’s a practice that you must commit to in order to see progress. Taking time for these little confidence-builders throughout the day can be a great way to start into that practice and feel some real progress.




Brooke is a contributing author for Tada Rugs. Tada Rugs is a 5x7 yoga mat disguised as an artistic area rug that you never have to put away. Tada is short for tadasana, or mountain pose, and our own backyard in the San Juan Mountains of Durango, Colorado is where we find our inspiration. Check out our new designs, enter for a chance to win a new Tada Rug, and be sure to follow us for deals and insider specials! Like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram, or contact us through our website! Tie a room together and bring your practice home.

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