I believe this is a situation that a lot of people have been through. There are several people who just feel that with the help of alcohol they can be confident and able to express themselves freely.
Don’t blame them, no two (2) people are the same, however like the saying , Practice makes perfect, so with constant practice dependent on alcohol for confidence can be history.
Many people turn to alcohol for ‘liquid courage’ to help them out with certain activities, such as going to parties and meeting new people. Alcohol gives people a certain confidence they normally wouldn’t have. It is able to boost confidence by lowering your inhibitions. But if someone was in recovery for alcohol abuse, how would you stay confident in certain situations without alcohol?
Ways to Be Confident Without Alcohol
Only Rely on Yourself
The less you rely on others and the more you do things on your own, the more confidence you will build within. This also has to do with validation of others. If you need your close friends every time you want to meet new people, then you need to start working on building your own confidence and not rely on your friends. Try going to a small party without any friends and see if you can still socialize and have fun.
Relying on friends and family to love you also doesn’t help build your own confidence. You have to love yourself first and then the love from others will be an extra luxury.
A lot of people stop themselves from doing the things they want to do because of self-doubt. We overthink things like; we won’t be good or it won’t work out. Those negative thoughts are self-doubt and will put a stop in our tracks from achieving even the little things in life.
If you push those thoughts aside and don’t let them take overrun your mind, then you will be easier to get outside your comfort zone. Our minds are our worst enemy.
Don’t Worry What Others Think
This is an important motto in anything you do in life. This can be beneficial for everyone no matter what age they are. If you don’t worry, you can carry out your goals with courage and confidence.
Going through treatment and being in recovery can be a bumpy road. Having friends that are positive and have confidence with radiant their energy and be more influential to have a confident life. Always remember to love yourself and not to worry what others think of you.