We all have people that we look up to and admire. They might be people that we know or celebrities that we have never met. But the thing that they all seem to have in common is their confidence. People that are self-confident are often admired by others and they can also boost confidence in other people. Self-confident people also tend to have more of a positive outlook on life. They are more inclined to think that they can deal with anything that comes their way. So it is easy to see why confident people are nice to be around. Being confident isn’t always about being the loudest in the room or the chattiest. But it is certainly about being happy with yourself and being more positive. If you think that your self-confidence needs a bit of a boost, then here are some ideas to help:
Avoid Negativity: When you are around people that are negative, it can have more of an impact on you than you think. So it might be time to think about who you associate yourself with. Even the most positive of people are going to be negative when they are constantly brought down by negativity. You should also try to be as positive as you can be. You might not be feeling super positive at the moment but if you think your way to being positive it can really help – there’s no shame in faking it until you make it!
Make Physical Changes: When you want something to change in your life, you need to start off with making some physical changes. It might just be to not slump your shoulders when you’re talking to others, but standing tall and upright instead. People that have positive body language look much more confident than those that don’t. You might also consider some other physical changes like getting a new haircut or even something more extreme like plastic surgery. I am a huge supporter of the latter because I have had a breast reduction before but there is nothing wrong with going bigger with breast implant surgery, either! Being able to change something that made me feel completely awful about myself was empowering and it improved my confidence one million fold.
Use Eye Contact: When you can’t look someone in the eye that you are speaking to, it just shows to them that you are not very confident or even, perhaps, a little aloof. It is important to give the right impression by looking the person that you are speaking to in the eye. You’ll be able to read feelings much easier this way, too. This can help you to be more positive and enthusiastic with the people around you that you are dealing with.
Don’t Accept Failure: This does relate back to the whole positivity thing, but you will feel much more confident in yourself when you are thinking about what you can learn from failure, rather than just focusing on your failure. That is something that will differentiate people with low confidence and those with lots of confidence. So next time you hear a negative thought creeping in to get you down, switch it around and it will give your confidence a boost.
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