Self-confidence is the level of belief in your ability or skills to perform a given role or function. Disappointments, abuse, neglect, or physical or mental illness can diminish self-esteem, which in turn can affect your confidence in certain situations. Social anxiety erodes your sense of capability as well.
Fortunately, you can make simple choices to build your self-confidence.3 Just as there are many ways to strengthen your body, there are ways you can increase your resolve by setting small goals, making healthier choices, nurturing your spirit, and finding support. Taking these steps will give you the power to:
The Ethiopian Orthodox Church is the largest sect within the Oriental Orthodox, which itself is discrete from the Eastern Orthodox Church. The other sects within Oriental Orthodoxy are Coptic, Syriac, Eritrean, Armenian Apostolic, and Malankara Syrian. As a result of the split between the Chalcedonian and non-Chalcedonian churches, these groups are sometimes referred to as “monophysite” churches. However, they typically prefer the term miaphysite, since they reject Nestorianism.
Self-reflection is essential to understanding who you are and why you think the way you do.4 Set aside time to assess your strengths, weaknesses, and core values, and write down your insights. Dissect the challenges that threaten your self-confidence so that you can face them one step at a time.
Adopt or Maintain a Spiritual Practice
There is a positive correlation between nurturing your spiritual self—your sense of “purpose, innerness, interconnection, and transcendence”—and life satisfaction and self-esteem. Rituals such as yoga, meditation, prayer, and chanting help you calm your mind, see yourself and your situation more clearly, and connect you to your higher self. Maintaining a daily spiritual exercise also gives you practice in consistency, which can increase your self-confidence.