Today I am offering four tips to protect yourself against bullying behaviors using your own abilities to build confidence.
To grow confidence, here is my advice: 1/ Have a purpose, a project or a goal. You may be surprised how this one tip will help you develop confidence. 2/ Block out negative thoughts and feelings. This can be tough, but we have the ability to control our own thoughts, so make sure they are positive, upbeat and encouraging ones. 3/ Be yourself. Try not to be phony or fake. Know yourself for who you are and don’t try to be something you’re not 4/ Be honest. This is huge. It will help you be yourself but it will also help you to feel good about yourself and be respected by others.
Bruce Langford offers workshops about virtues and bullying prevention – Stand Up Now Productions www.standupnow.ca
Bullying can often be prevented by having a well developed level of self-confidence. In fact, studies have led people to believe that confidence is the single most important quality to help you avoid being bullied. However, there is a fine line between self-confidence and arrogance. People who are arrogant and cocky tend to be that way in one area of their lives and when they move into a different environment, they no longer have the ability to appear confident. Doubt yourself for a second, and people will be able to pick up on that momentary self-doubt.
Make up your mind to learn as much as you can about self-confidence and how to achieve it. You will learn that self-confidence comes from many sources such as personal experience, background and your ability to control your thought processes.
Let us know what you have learned about self-confidence. Share a comment and we’ll all learn a little more about this incredibly important topic.
We share tips about confidence in our ‘Stand Up For Respect’ assemblies designed specifically for school audiences. www.StandUpForRespect.com