Improving your self confidence can feel overwhelming at best. But here’s the great news: It can be done! And if you want to truly be successful in your personal and work life, you have to improve your confidence. I’m here to tell you how to do just that, in 10 easy-to-follow steps.

Building self esteem is a skill that anyone can learn. Think of confidence as a muscle: When we flex it, it only gets stronger and more defined. Let’s help you improve your self confidence so you can have the personal and professional lives you’ve been dreaming about.

Tip 5: Put Yourself At the Top of the Priority List.

When you surround yourself with inspiring and positive people, it only encourages you more to be your best you. Another way to improve your confidence? Taking care of yourself.

I don’t mean that your exterior dictates whether you have confidence or not. What I’m talking about is when you make yourself a priority, you take the fast track to confidence. Women often have a hard time doing this; they feel guilty putting themselves before their loved ones. The reality is if you don’t work out, sleep, meditate, relax or do whatever your special things are for you, you won’t be the best version of yourself. Then, you can’t do things for others.

I think it is actually more selfless to take great care of yourself so you can be your best you…and then be present for your kids, husband and friends. Taking the best possible care of yourself will certainly boost your confidence. What are the things that make you feel good? Write them down, then do them every day. Make yourself a priority in your life. No excuses.