In a previous post, we discussed five tips for increasing your self-confidence. Here are five more.
1. Speak your mind.
Being clear about what you want and need makes it much easier to set personal boundaries. Saying “no” sometimes gives the “yes” more meaning. Speaking up and setting boundaries does not necessarily mean you will never do anything to help others. It simply means that you are able to assess whether someone’s request is urgent or reasonable, and respond accordingly.
It is not necessary to become aggressive; there are acceptable ways to say what you need to say. Being truthful in a kind way shows a healthy sense of self-regard without unduly alienating others.