Living a healthier life. Being at ease in social situations. Boosting your levels of happiness. Performing better. Taking back your body confidence. Getting more positive attention. Knowing what you are worth. Setting the bar higher and achieving those goals. All of these come with a label that reads, “A benefit of self-confidence”. Flip these over, though, and you will quickly see how detrimental a lack of self-esteem can be and how effective it is at sabotaging your – not to be dramatic but – life.
However, the big issue still remains, and that is knowing exactly how to build your self-confidence up so high it is more impenetrable than the Wall in North in Game of Thrones (spoiler alert) before the latest series aired.
Of course, it is important to note that self-confidence takes time and effort. You don’t just go to bed one night and then wake up feeling like Beyonce. It is something that needs to become a habit, and here is how:
Tell Yourself How You Want To Feel
A psychologist will probably call this something like ‘positive affirmation’, but it is essentially just you talking to yourself in a positive way, using positive words that make you feel great about yourself – the way you should feel about yourself. Wake up, look in the mirror and tell yourself you are amazing. Have breakfast and write the words, “I love myself.” Trust us, you will start believing it soon enough.
Fake It Until You Make It
No one knows what they are doing, but those who speak in the most confident tones are the ones that we tend to believe (with the exclusion of Donald Trump because everyone knows he hasn’t got a clue). Faking it is just a matter of acting like you have the thing you want to have which, in this instance, is self-confidence. Sure, this is going to feel pretty alien to begin with, but the more you repeat it the more natural it will become, and then one day – bam – you are going to realize you are the most confident woman alive.
Dress With Confidence
There is no better way to give your confidence an immediate boost than dressing confidently. This starts with a smile because no outfit is complete without one. If you aren’t confident in your smile, then change that. Even visit Bloomfield Dental Designs if you have to. So long as you can lift your outfit with a smile you will feel a million times better. Suits, shirts, nice dresses, gorgeous shoes, powerful jewelry, envy-inducing bags – it may sound shallow but it works and that’s what matters.
Walk With Your Head High
The body language of a confident person is almost infectious and almost intimidating. You wonder how they can be that full of self-esteem as they sit there with their head high, holding your gaze every time you talk, their shoulders back and back straight. Well, it is just a matter of doing these things because the way we hold our self, influences the way we feel about ourselves. Body language is a huge part of this, and something you should work on as much as possible.