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Ask the counselor: “How can I be less insecure?”

—Adam C.*, University of the District of Columbia, Washington DC (*Name changed)Congratulations! You’ve already completed the first step in becoming less insecure. You’re asking what you can do, which shows you already have confidence...
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Ask the trainer: How do I gain confidence to go to the gym?

“How do I gain enough confidence to go to the gym?”—Blake M.*, Santa Clara University, CaliforniaGaining enough confidence to start going to the gym could be one of the best things you do for...
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Ask the professor: How can I feel less nervous about public speaking?

“How can I feel less nervous about public speaking for presentations or talking in class?”—A. J., University of New BrunswickI have been speaking in public for over 30 years (I started very young!) and...
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Boost your body confidence: Strategies to improve your self-image

Rate this article and enter to winDeveloping an awareness of your body and caring for it with regular physical activity, nutritious food, and enough sleep can help you stay healthy. But young adults are...
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10 ways to exude confidence (even if you don’t have it)

Rate this article and enter to winWhen dealing with new situations, confidence is often the last thing we feel. Luckily, leading psychologists are now suggesting that confidence can be faked first and felt second....