People tend to underestimate themselves and their true potential. We are often too focused on what others have to say and what their judgment is, neglecting our own role in the process. As the author and thinker JoyBell C. puts it:
“The only person who can pull me down is myself, and I’m not going to let myself pull me down anymore.”
This is true on so many levels. Nobody can make you happy unless you’re ready to be happy. Similarly, no one can shake your happiness unless it’s already been shaken. There’s nothing anyone can do if you don’t believe in yourself. The poison of self-doubt can wreck your life without you even realizing it.
True self-confidence and motivation come from within, and they can take you pretty much anywhere. But you’ve got to work hard achieve that. As you already know, believing in yourself is easier said than done. Every human being struggles with this at least at some point in their life.
If you’re ready to make the change for the better, you need to break the cycle.
And how are you going to do that?
With the help of yoga. Stay tuned.
Here’s how yoga can help you become a more confident version of yourself:
Accept yourself as you are
The first and perhaps the most important step towards building self-confidence is to accept yourself for who you are. And there’s no better way to achieve that than through yoga. Yoga will help you find peace and reach self-acceptance.
Develop and nurture self-respect
No one will respect you if you don’t respect yourself. And there’s no way you can respect yourself if you’re being negative. Just to be clear — a little bit of self-criticism is actually good for you, but negative self-talk can be destructive for your self-esteem. Yoga is a great way to be aware of these feelings and thoughts and get rid of them once and for all.
You will feel and look better
Yoga is a great way to stay in shape, both mentally and physically. Incorporating yoga into your daily or weekly routine can help you build your physical strength which will, in turn, make you feel better about yourself. Plus, yoga can help you get back in shape and stay fit.
Confidence is not something you can build overnight. It takes strength and resilience to do that. Yoga can help you get back on track, and find the much-needed peace and happiness that are prerequisites for self-confidence and success.