How Quitting Bad Habits Leads to More Confidence

Written by Karl Perera BA, MA, DipLC
Updated: May 9th, 2020

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Self-discipline leads to self-confidence. It’s as simple as that. If you’re able to successfully quit bad habits (or maintain good ones) you will undoubtedly become a more confident individual.

We won’t make any assumptions, but let’s just say just about everybody has at least one bad habit they could do with getting rid of, or getting better at doing things they know are good for their health and well-being. With this in mind, let’s go over some examples of common ways to demonstrate self-discipline and subsequently acquire self-confidence in the process:

Quit smoking

The World Health Organization estimated one billion people smoke cigarettes. That’s nearly 13% of everyone on earth. If you’re one of these individuals, quitting the habit will be a tremendous feat of self-discipline and no doubt lead to greater self-confidence. Start off slow by cutting down on the amount you smoke little by little. Switching to vape is another way to help make quitting easier. Sign up for a monthly ZampleBox subscription to help solidify the commitment to a healthier option. Over time, reduce the nicotine concentration of your e-juice until you’ve finally given up the habit once and for all.

Eat healthier

There was a time when eating healthier simply meant eating more. While this is still true for some parts of the world, most readers will acknowledge the modern problem is we eat too much. More specifically, we eat too much of the stuff that is bad for us while not eating enough of the healthier foods available. If you’re able to give up sugary drinks for water, sweets for fruit, and processed carbs for more vegetables, you’ll become a healthier you and a more confident one in the process.

Exercise more

Physical fitness levels are plummeting in developed nations around the world. This is due to a number of factors, including less physically demanding occupations and more sedentary lifestyles. Starting an exercise routine and sticking to it will help make you look and feel better. This will help boost your self-confidence and help you be healthier in the process.

Manage anger

Anger problems are one of those things society tends to put on the backburner unless it results in tragedy. If you’re someone who suffers from outbursts of anger or other instances of losing emotional self-control, taking steps toward management of these episodes should be a top priority. Unchecked anger or other emotional outbursts can lead to harm to yourself or others. By properly achieving anger management, you’ll begin to feel better about yourself. Your confidence levels will increase as a result.

Most of us have at least one bad habit we need to shake. Or, we aren’t doing enough to have better habits. If this is your situation, consider the ways in which self-discipline can lead to more self-confidence. Putting an end to smoking, eating better, exercising more, and improving your behavior are just some of the ways in which self-improvement is within reach for most people. Along with it will come a lasting self-confidence.

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Photo of Karl Perera, MA, DipLC Karl Perera is a fully qualified Life Coach, Teacher and author of Self Esteem Secrets. His qualifications include Masters and DipLC. He has taught at various universities including Durham, Leicester and Anglia Ruskin, Cambridge. He has run since 1997 and is an expert in Self Esteem and Self Development.