Hey you. Yes, you — It is time to stop thinking that you’re below par!
Whether one admits it or not, the fact is that is we’re all a little scared of what’s in stored for us — but that doesn’t mean that you should live life in fear. So, how do you overcome said fear?
With a healthy dose of self confidence of course. Self confidence is the difference between feeling unstoppable and feeling so scared that you blend in with the shadows. Truth is, your perception of yourself has an enormous impact on how others perceive you — the more self confidence you have, the more likely it is you’ll get by a okay with what you do.
If you’re looking for a little help in the confidence and self-esteem department, here are some clever and quick tips:
1. Dress Smartly
Your appearance has an effect on the way you feel, as well as how other perceive you. Don’t just throw on the first thing you see in your wardrobe. Put some thought and effort into your daily look and we can assure you that it’ll change the way you carry yourself and interact with other people.
2. Proper Posture
In an experiment shared by socialpro, hormones associated with positive wellbeing were increased by 20% while stress hormones had decreased by 25% for those who practiced proper posture. So be sure to stand up straight, keep your head up, and make eye contact.
3. Focus On Others
We tend to become more nervous and self-aware if we focus on ourselves too much. When you’re talking to somebody, one way to boost your confidence (and to distract your uneasiness) is to channel your attention externally and focus on others.
4. Spend Some Time On Facebook
According to a study, spending three minutes on Facebook browsing through your own profile can make you feel more confident about yourself. This is because our profile would be filled with our best shots. However, take note that if you watch other’s profiles, the effect will be opposite.
5. Exercise Regularly
Physical health has a huge effect on how we feel. If you’re out of shape, you’d have a tendency to feel insecure, unattractive and less energetic. Try to fit in a few minutes of exercise per day to create a positive momentum for your body.
6. Recall How Awesome You Are
During the times when you have those ‘I’ve never done anything great before…’ thoughts. remember all the things you’ve achieved. Whether it’s finally asking your crush out, passing your exams, finishing a marathon or successfully saving money, having a mental list of self-esteem boosting memories will definitely come in handy during bad days.