Wouldn’t it be great if you could buy self confidence in a bottle?
Imagine not having to worry about getting through that job interview you’ve spent days preparing for, or plucking up the courage to approach that date! If only life was as simple as popping down to your local health food store and handing over your cash. Voilà – a brand new, confident you!
Unfortunately self confidence is an impossibly difficult thing to define. There’s no one magic pill that will give you the charm to work the room like Brad Pitt at a singles ball, but the good news is that Mother Nature does have one or two tricks up her sleeve that could help to boost your self esteem naturally without having to fake it.
5 Ways to Build Self Confidence Naturally
1. Steady your nerves with B vitamins
Nerves are the enemy of the self confident socialite, so the first port of call should be to feed and nourish your nervous system from within. B vitamins found in foods such as whole grain cereals, brown rice, nuts and leafy green vegetables are responsible for maintaining a healthy nervous system, supporting adrenal function and keeping those neurotransmitters firing.
It’s always best to get nutrients from your diet, but if you suffer from poor digestion or assimilation issues, it may be worthwhile investing in a good vitamin B complex supplement, especially if you know you’re going to be faced with a situation where your nerves are likely to try and get the better of you.
2. Support your adrenal glands with oil
The health of your adrenal glands is hugely important when it comes to confidence. It’s these little powerhouses that are responsible for releasing all that adrenaline into your blood stream whenever you feel yourself getting anxious. We’ve all experienced that “fight or flight” reaction when under pressure, so to banish those butterflies, it’s important to make sure you don’t overwork these delicate glands.
Starflower oil (from the borage plant) is great for supporting the nervous system when under pressure. It’s even thought that the Crusaders mixed it with wine to give them courage before going into battle!
Starflower oil is particularly useful for people who easily get