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confidenceConfidence can be a powerful tool. You can accomplish tasks, reach goals, make new relationships—all if you have the confidence to take the first step. Many people struggle with confidence, all for different reasons. A lack of confidence can be thought of as the top layer of past trauma, mental health struggles, and a mixture of emotions all bottled together. A lack of confidence can stifle growth and impact relationships. 

While working with a mental health professional is the best route to better understanding your emotions and situations, here are a few tips to keep in mind as you journey towards more confidence. 

Push Yourself

Sometimes we all need a little push. Staying in our comfort zone is easy and comfortable. Understanding your limits and triggers will help you learn when to push yourself and when you need support.

Face Your Fears

Nothing gives more confidence than facing a big fear and conquering situations better than you ever imagined you could.  Facing your fears is one of the hardest things you can do in life. When you realize how capable you are, your confidence will soar. Whether you are coping with addiction, mental health struggles, or past trauma, you are capable and able to face your fears and conquer those fears to achieve success.

Take Pride in Your Progress

So many people shy away from feeling proud of their progress. There is a notion that if we acknowledge our success or progress, it will all go away. You should be proud of the steps you have taken, even the tiniest ones. Every step you take is a step towards meeting your goals and leading the life you want. 

Think Positive

Having a positive attitude can have a profound effect on your confidence and mental health. Think positive thoughts, and speak nicely to yourself. Many of us struggle with being our own harshest critics. Fight the urge to criticize yourself and give yourself a break.


Learning to have confidence is an important part of achieving and maintaining overall well-being. When we feel confident, we go after goals, try new activities, and make new relationships. If you struggle with confidence, there are probably many components that go into that lack. Many times we might not even fully understand why we lack confidence. Here at The Guest House, we have extensive experience helping people work through mental health issues, addiction, and trauma. Everyone is on a unique journey, and we are ready to help you with yours. Call us today to learn more about our different treatment options at (855) 483-7800