We all seek it on the days our jeans feel too tight. We come so close to it when we almost snag a date, only to find out they just see you as a “friend.” Confidence…confidence is all about believing you have it, not thinking you do.
For effective confidence boosters, here are 6 of the best tips to help you improve your confidence in the long run:
1) Laugh in the face of frustration
Sometimes we all just get so caught up in the chaos of life that the stress overwhelms us. This stress can lead to lower self-esteem levels, especially if we feel like we just can’t get ourselves out of a mess. By laughing, even if it’s forceful laughing, at the root of the stress trigger, it can release pent-up negative feelings and provide a positive twist on your current situation, giving you the confidence needed to power through the problem.
2) Stop focusing on yourself
When you focus some of your energies on helping others, that action of helping them out can actually boost your confidence as well.
3) Get running
To quote Elle Woods, “Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy!” She was on point with that. On top of getting some feel-good hormones surging through your body, improving your overall health, the side effect of sculpting your body definitely invites more confidence and better fitting clothes.
4) Improve your posture
Your mom was right. Sitting up straight with your shoulders thrown back makes you appear confident and when you see that you appear confident, you’ll actually feel more confident.
5) Nix the toxic
The most confident people surround themselves with positivity. Yes, confidence should come from within, but it’s a lot easier to garner self-esteem when you surround yourself with people who support you.
Keeping people who only bring you down is a fight that many of us endure and often lose. So say bye to those Negative Nellys and embrace the Positive Pattys!
6) Look in the mirror
I know, this seems like the last thing you want to do. But after you finish getting ready, look in the mirror and pick your most positive physical and internal qualities. Focus on those things for the next 5 minutes and you’ll be tooting your own horn, my friend. Embrace yourself, love yourself, and your confidence will radiate from within.