30 Day Challenge For A More Confident You

Do you ever see your most confident friend and wonder how they got to be so self-assured? Do you wish you could even increase your own sense of confidence by a tiny fraction? If so, it is possible to teach yourself to be more confident–and the best way to do it is through challenge and practice.

Like any other skill, the more you practice being a confident person, the easier and more natural it will begin to feel for you. Confidence is something you can develop over time.

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30 Day Challenge

Be kind and patient with yourself, and consider trying this 30 day challenge to help you become a more confident version of yourself.

Day 1 – Speak up in a group discussion or meeting.

Challenge yourself to contribute your thoughts and ideas during group discussions or meetings. Overcome the fear of judgment and share your unique perspective.

Day 2 – Volunteer for a leadership role in an organization or project.

Take the initiative to step into a leadership position, whether it’s within a volunteer organization, a project at work, or a community group. Embrace the responsibility and the opportunity to lead and inspire others. Don’t let someone else take the challenge–accept it for yourself.

Day 3 – Take on a physical challenge, such as running a marathon or completing a fitness program.

Push your physical boundaries by committing to a challenge like running a marathon, completing a fitness program, or engaging in any physical activity that requires discipline, perseverance, and training.

Day 4 – Learn a new skill or hobby that you’ve always wanted to try.

Step outside your comfort zone and explore a new skill or hobby that has piqued your interest. Embrace the learning process and challenge yourself to acquire new knowledge and abilities. Doing so will boost your confidence tremendously.

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Day 5 – Give a presentation or speech in front of an audience.

Overcome the fear of public speaking by preparing and delivering a presentation or speech in front of an audience. Practice your communication skills and develop the ability to articulate your thoughts effectively. As a bonus, speaking on a topic which you know quite well is another great way to assert more confidence in yourself.

Day 6 – Start a conversation with a stranger.

Initiate a conversation with someone you don’t know, whether it’s in a social setting, at a networking event, or during your daily activities. Push past any initial discomfort and build your social confidence. Not only will you boost your confidence, but you’ll also expand your social network.

Day 7 – Take a class or workshop to expand your knowledge in a particular area.

Enroll in a class or workshop that aligns with your interests or helps you develop new skills. Embrace the opportunity to learn and grow intellectually. The more you know, the more confident you’ll feel in your own wealth of skills, knowledge, and abilities.

Day 8 – Share your creative work, such as writing, artwork, or music, with others.

Display your creative talents and share your work with others. Whether it’s writing a blog post, exhibiting your artwork, or performing music, allow yourself to be vulnerable and showcase your creative expression.

Day 9 – Take on a responsibility at work or school that stretches your abilities.

Challenge yourself by taking on a responsibility or project at work or school that pushes you beyond your comfort zone. Embrace the opportunity to develop new skills and demonstrate your capabilities.

Day 10 – Travel to a new destination alone and navigate your way around.

Step out of your familiar surroundings and embark on a solo trip to a new destination. Navigate unfamiliar territories, make decisions independently, and gain confidence in your ability to handle new experiences.

Day 11 – Join a club or group where you can interact with like-minded individuals.

Seek out a club or group that aligns with your interests or passions. Engage in conversations, share your ideas, and build connections with like-minded individuals who can provide support and inspiration. Sharing your thoughts and opinions–and hearing them validated by others–is a great way to raise your confidence in yourself.

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Day 12 – Engage in public speaking or debate competitions.

Challenge yourself by participating in public speaking or debate competitions. Present your ideas, engage in constructive debates, and build your confidence in expressing your opinions in a formal setting. Learning how to defend your thoughts is an excellent way to build more confidence in yourself.

Day 13 – Perform in a talent show, open mic night, or community theater production.

Showcase your talents by performing in a talent show, open mic night, or community theater production. Embrace the stage and share your skills with an audience.

Day 14 – Participate in a team sport or group activity.

Engage in a team sport or group activity where collaboration and teamwork are essential. Build your confidence in working with others towards a common goal.

Day 15 – Overcome a fear or phobia by seeking professional help or gradually facing it.

All people have their own sets of phobias and fears. However, learning how to gradually overcome your fears and phobias is an extremely wonderful way to build more confidence. Seeing yourself begin to lose your fear makes you feel powerful and strong–even if you make slow progress, working toward getting over your fears and phobias is a fantastic confidence-boosting experience.

Day 16 – Take a solo trip to a new and unfamiliar place.

Whether you hop a plane to a foreign country or travel to the next town over from your own, challenge yourself to travel somewhere new and unfamiliar. Immersing yourself in an unfamiliar place and challenging yourself to get around, learn the area, and embrace the culture is a confidence-boosting exercise.

Day 17 – Face a physical fear, such as skydiving, bungee jumping, or rock climbing.

Overcoming a physical challenge is an excellent confidence-booster, and a great way to engage in these involves activities such as bungee jumping, rock climbing, or skydiving. These activities can be intense, but coming out on the other side of engaging in them is exhilarating and extremely powerful in raising your confidence levels.

Day 18 – Take on a leadership role in a volunteer organization or community initiative, making decisions and leading a team towards a common goal.

Being a leader can be a major confidence booster. Seeing yourself guide a team toward results you all want to see, such as completing a big project or raising awareness for a cause that matters to you, is powerful. 

Day 19 – Write and publish a book, eBook, or other form of writing. 

Sharing your knowledge, experiences, and expertise with others is very confidence-boosting. As you write, you’ll realize that you are quite experienced and have a lot of knowledge to share with others, which can make you feel good about yourself.

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Day 20 – Enter a challenging competition.

Competitions of all sorts are great for challenging you and pushing you to be your best. Whether you’re entering an art contest, participating in sports leagues, or attempting to win a challenge at work, pushing yourself to win is a great way to show off your talents and skills, which raises your confidence.

Day 21 – Volunteer for a public speaking engagement.

The next time you have a chance to speak publicly, challenge yourself to take it. Give a short speech, introduce a keynote speaker, or give instructions to a large group–taking charge of a room by being the speaker is a great way to prove to yourself that you can work through public speaking anxiety, which raises your confidence significantly.

Day 22 – Engage in active networking by attending industry events, conferences, or meetups.

Don’t just hang around–make an effort to get to know more people in your professional field. Put yourself out there, ask questions, and start conversations. Sign up for conferences and events. The more you learn, the more confident in yourself you’ll feel. As a bonus, you’ll also meet many new people and expand your network.

Day 23 – Get involved in mentorship.

Spending time mentoring folks in need, such as youth who need guidance, is an excellent confidence-boosting activity. Speaking to people who need help and discussing your experience and wisdom with them not only provides information for those in need of it, but it also raises your confidence levels. It feels good to be useful and informative to others.

Day 24 – Engage in assertiveness training or communication workshops to develop effective communication skills.

Knowing how to communicate well is a keystone of confidence. Make an effort to learn better, easier, and more effective methods of communicating with all the people in your life–from friends, family, coworkers, and beyond.

Day 25 – Embrace vulnerability by sharing your personal story or experiences in a public forum.

WHether you offer to speak about your experiences, blog about them, or write about them in a book, being brave enough to share your stories and personal experiences with others isn’t just liberating–it is confidence boosting. You’ll likely be surprised at how many other people can empathize and relate to you, and seeing that kind of similarity can work wonders for your confidence.

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Day 26 – Take on a physically demanding challenge.

Challenge yourself to push yourself in a physical way. For example, you could train to run a 5K, 10K, half marathon, or full marathon. You could sign up to take a new fitness class or join a local recreational sports league. Testing yourself physically and pushing yourself to be more physically fit is an excellent way to grow your confidence levels.

Day 27 – Practice speaking to yourself respectfully.

Pay close attention to how you choose to talk to yourself–you may be shocked to realize that it is often cruel or harsh. Today, challenge yourself to use kind and gentle language with yourself, even if you do something that annoys or frustrates yourself. This kind of respectful language shows that you deserve respect, and that can be very good for boosting confidence.

Day 28 – Set limits with social media.

Challenge yourself to put your smartphone away and log out of social media accounts for a while. Taking a hiatus from your social media scrolling can help you stop comparing yourself to others. Over time, this lack of “instant comparison” can help you feel more confident in yourself.

Day 29 – Set a boundary that needs to be set between you and someone else in your life.

Think about someone who has been bothering you lately. What personal boundary of yours are they testing? Identify it and challenge yourself to have a clear and honest conversation today where you set a boundary once and for all with them. While it may feel awkward, at the end of the conversation, you’ll feel more confident in yourself. 

Day 30 – Let yourself enjoy one of your “guilty” or “embarrassing” pleasures. 

Are you a fan of watching sci-fi movies, but don’t want to tell your friends because you think they’ll call you names? Do you like to act, but don’t want to tell family members because they think theater is a “waste of time”? Whatever you love to do, give yourself permission to go do it and enjoy it today. Spending time doing what you really love is a huge confidence booster.