Daily challenges to build confidence

Confidence is a key ingredient to success in all areas of life. It allows us to take risks, try new things and overcome challenges. But confidence can be difficult to build, especially if we’re struggling with social anxiety.

One way to build confidence is to do something different and new each day. This could be anything from trying a new food to taking a different route to work. By stepping outside of our comfort zone, we challenge ourselves and prove to ourselves that we’re capable of new things.

The more variability we introduce into our lives, the better. This is because variability helps to keep us engaged and motivated. It also helps us to learn and grow. When we’re constantly doing the same things, we’re not giving ourselves the opportunity to learn that we can deal with the unknown. We’re also more likely to get bored and unmotivated, making it harder to try things differently in social settings too (one of the two key unlocks to overcome social anxiety).

Greater variability is not just important for building confidence, but also for overall wellbeing. People who experience greater variability in their daily lives are happier, healthier and more resilient.

Our daily email gives you one random thing to try each day to grow. This could be anything from trying a new meditation app to talking to a stranger. By trying new things, you’re challenging yourself and stepping outside of your comfort zone. This is how you build confidence and grow as a person.

Here are a few examples:

  • Learn a new word in a foreign language.
  • Cook a recipe from a different country.
  • Go for a walk in a new neighbourhood.
  • Take a different route to work or school.
  • Talk to a stranger.
  • Try a new meditation app.
  • Watch a documentary on a topic you know little about.
  • Try a snack you’ve never tried before.

By trying new things, you’re challenging yourself and stepping outside of your comfort zone. This is how you build confidence and grow as a person. Every small moment helps you change those gnarly, negative self-beliefs into a positive one of yourself as someone who is willing to take on new challenges.