Boost Your Self Confidence In Just 5 Minutes A Day

Natalie MacNeil talks about a 5-minute morning routine to boost your confidence

Today we begin a very special, three-part series on self confidence, sponsored by Invisalign® clear aligners, and I think it’s the perfect way to kick off being on my brand-new, gorgeous set. I hope you like it!

Have you ever started your day on the wrong side of the bed? You know those days when you think your outfit looks terrible, work is going to suck, and your neighbor has it out for you? Of course you have, because we’ve all been there.

The truth is, being confident is a choice (click to tweet), and if you’d prefer to start your day on a more positive note, feeling gorgeous, capable, confident, then this video is for you.

In today’s episode, I’m going to show you how to create an easy, five-minute ritual that you can use each day to amp up your self confidence and start your day on the right foot. That’s right – just five minutes a day can take you from feeling blah to a-MAY-zing! Really, all it takes is finding the ritual that works best for YOU.


So, join me for the video below and let’s get started on creating a confidence-building routine that’s seriously going to rock your world.


Click here to watch today’s episode:

To recap, here are four ideas for developing a confidence ritual of your very own:

  1. Think about the things that make you feel good, then incorporate them into a mini-session for your morning. It might be jamming to your favorite tunes, or doing some heart-pumping cardio, or maybe it’s reading something inspirational (think: Billy Collins). Scheduling a five-minute daily sampling of your favorite activity can set the tone for much more positive and confident day.
  2. Make an “I’m awesome at this” list, and review it. Take some time to really think about this, and write down all your best attributes — big and significant to small and frivolous (and don’t be afraid to solicit some ideas from your friends). Then every morning read through a few of the items to remember just how fantastic you really are.
  3. Give yourself a pep talk, in a way that works for you. Write positive, affirming things on post-it notes and stick ‘em around your house. Or write them down on your journal or even scribble them with a lipstick on your mirror. Or you can recite them out loud. You can try mantras like, “I am enough,” or, “I am a light to those around me,” (a personal favorite of mine). You could also say things like, my butt looks amazing in these jeans, or, I’m going to slam-dunk this presentation at work today. It’s important to do it in a way that resonates with you.
  4. Teach it to learn it. Work on being an example and role model to others. Install confidence in your kids and people you work with. Give them compliments and don’t allow them to engage in negative self-talk. Praise them when they do well and when they struggle, help them talk through what happened. As you do this, you’ll shift into a place of feeling more confident yourself, I promise!

Now I couldn’t talk to you about having a confidence-building ritual if I didn’t have one for myself. For me, getting ready in the morning, choosing an outfit I love, putting on killer shoes when I have a meeting, and finishing my lips with some glossy lips to highlight my smile is an exercise in boosting my confidence. And that’s why I’m thrilled to be partnering with Invisalign on this video series on confidence. Having a smile that I’m proud of makes me look good, and when I look good, I feel good, too.

Now I want to hear from you! In the comments below, I’d love to hear about how you boost your confidence on a daily basis. If you liked this video, I’d love for you to share it with your friends.

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20 thoughts on “Boost Your Self Confidence In Just 5 Minutes A Day

  1. Working out that really helps me and my cup of tea. Also the thing that is helping me the most. Is doing those tasks when starting a business that I dont know if I am doing great or bad. Like writing just making an auto responder, a survey, an email letting everyone know what I am up and looking at how to go to networking groups to meet more entrepreneurs or to see if this is a way I can get referrals for my business. Getting out there and talking about me and my business because I am the perfect person with the perfect knowledge. Telling everyone even on this email that is making me confident and clear that this what I am meant to do and make a difference and have a business doing it. I am the owner of gluten and food allergy specialist. I guide people who are newly diagnosed with food sensitivities to move through road blocks, and go from surviving , to thriving, effortlessly. .. I love your tips..

    1. Thanks for sharing your boosters Connie – those are some great tips! I hope to see you around here more often 🙂

  2. Old studio, new studio … as long as it’s you and your message, Natalie, it all looks great. And you you look greatly refreshed after your recent break 🙂

    My morning confidence ritual begins with something like the “dance party” you mentioned. Anything to get me moving and spring to life in my whole body, not stay stuck in my head. I learned it from the ancient art of Qigong, but I recently saw the same thing now being taught as “scientifically proven” at Harvard.

    1. Thank you Steve – it was just time for a little upgrade 🙂

      Do you study Qigong? That would definitely help stay confident, and it’s an amazing practice. Thank you for your comment!

  3. Hi Natalie,

    This was my first video and I just signed up for the Conquer Summit. Looking forward to that. Thanks for your tips on boosting confidence. I find I am stuck in my head all the time! I have a ton of ideas and things I want to do that I think about the night before but by the morning I seem to procrastinate. Any advice on how to self-discipline, especially for the work-at-home-with-a-kid type?

    Thank You!


    1. Thanks for your comment and I look forward to seeing you at The Conquer Summit! I think the reason people end up procrastinating is because they have so much they want to do that they just don’t know where to dive in. I’m a believer in fierce focus. I used to do too many things at once and it held me back. Now I focus on one thing at a time, and absolutely crushing it, before I move on. That’s what I would recommend for you, especially with a child at home. Pick one thing that means more to you to accomplish than anything else, and focus on that one thing for a few months. You can always revisit the other ideas after.

  4. Dancing to upbeat reggae music, showering, putting lipstick and positive affirmations with my beautiful smile are KEY boosters for me!!!

  5. Morning start with CONFIDENCE “-) The importance of rituals and ceremonies of each day is a wonderful way to start this series! My confidence comes from daily gratitude of my life, family and loves, along with the multitude of blessings of the live I’ve had, the community I live in and the country that provides for its citizens. I have started back to the morning ritual of going for a walk with a friend. The air is fresh, the conversation lively and we end with a good coffee. Repetition leads to skill so I make time to be creative everyday. It may or may not always be first thing in the morning, but it is a daily ritual and everyday learning keeps my mind fresh and builds confidence!

    1. That’s beautiful Jan, and I totally agree with the importance of rituals and ceremonies. Right now I’m in Bali and each person starts their day with an offering, prayer, and gratitude. There are so many ceremonies and rituals too, and they just make this “island of the Gods” such a beautiful and magical place.

  6. LOVE this, Natalie! I do not have that natural confidence you refer to… at least I used to not have it. Using techniques like what you’ve described, + working my way out of some negative behaviors and thinking has made a HUGE difference. I love how confident I now am, and I am grateful for the effort I’ve put forth. It’s kind of weird work – building yourSelf up – but it’s so worth it! Thanks for another great post!

    1. Shannon, thank you for making such an important point that it’s all a personal process and journey, and different for each person. It takes work! Thank you so much for your comment 🙂

  7. I can’t wait for the Conquer Summit, I boost my confidence by letting myself making mistakes. English is not my first language and I lost my confidence because I couldn’t deal with embarrassing moments when I didn’t know what to say or couldn’t understand people. This is still very frustrating but I don’t stress out about my mistakes now. I wish I was as confident as you are!

    1. Joanna, thank you so much for your comment and I look forward to seeing you at The Conquer Summit! My partner of 10 years did not speak English as his first language, and felt as you did too. That can be a huge challenge to overcome! It sounds like you have come a long way on your personal journey, and I honor you for that 🙂

  8. Natalie,

    This confidence building video was amazing. I am going to start to recite affirmations that I will put on sticky notes to myself and I will also play an inspirational song to get my day going. Thanks again for the tips. I look forward to learning more.


    1. Thank you for your comment Lisa, and I’m glad you liked the video. See you at The Conquer Summit October 1st! 🙂

  9. I stumbled across this video as I was searching for ways to boost my confidence. I know I’m confident somewhere inside, but sometimes I feel stripped of it by certain people, whether it be men or a mean boss. After watching the video, I realized I do almost all of these things. Many months ago, just because I wanted to, I wrote on my mirror “You’re blessed, so smile :).” I read and see it every day. Also, I find great joy in jamming to music in the morning while getting dressed and putting on my MAC. I know I’m beautiful, capable, and blessed every day when I leave my apartment. So what is it, I asked myself.. It’s not my confidence.. I build that back up every morning no matter how thrashed it was the day before. It’s the people I allow to ruin my confidence and steal my joy. I appreciate your video and insight. It was a total wake up call ( but soo not annoying at all.)

    xoxo. -whit

  10. Hi Natalie,
    Thank you for this wonderful video, I’m looking forward to the following ones.
    This topic is really important for me right now in particular as I’m just starting my own business and my confidence is very easily shaken.
    I find that listening to ‘Happy’ by Pharrel Williams always puts a smile on my face, a bounce in my step and gives me a sunnier perspective on things.
    I’m really curious about this summit. I shall have to investigate. 🙂
    Thanks again,

  11. Thank you I really needed this today, I had two people in my life that now I am de cluttering. First a guy I recently met I had some misgivings about going out with him and after getting to now him more I decided this was not a good idea. I talked with him briefly and became offended by something I said. Instead of talking the situation out he hangs up. After calming down a few minutes and realizing this is not the type of person I need around me I left a message apologizing for offending him after hanging up I erased his number out my phone and told anyone if he calls to take a message. The other is an ex boyfriend that keeps calling and ties to infer through insults and innuendo about me since we are no longer together. I have watched this video and these are mistakes that I learned a very valuable lesson its okay to protect me and to pass some people by.

  12. I appreciated this article. For years I experienced lack of confidence in myself and only in recent years I realized that this issue is All about me and approach to learning and life’s lessons.
    Great article. Thanks

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