In this modern era of consumerism that pushes for perfection, it’s easy to lose yourself amidst the glossy magazines with perfect people leading perfect lives. More often than not, we find ourselves slipping into the downward spiral of negativity and doubt that accompanies the loss of confidence.
Confidence is as essential to happiness and contentment as a foundation is to a skyscraper. Without confidence in yourself and your abilities, it’s not difficult to forget just what miracles you are capable of.
Here are some tips and tricks to boost your confidence: to face life head on and be the best version of yourself possible!
Straighten Your Back!
As much as it may seem redundant, your posture does wonders for your confidence. A straight spine and spread shoulders help you feel in control, making you feel better about yourself. A slumped posture makes it easier for you to feel small and dominated. Instead, keep your chin up and your back straight!
Groove to your Favorite Tunes
Music affects us a lot, to no one’s surprise. Music has the power to make us feel happy and sad, and pumped up, among other things. Keep your headphones in a few hours every day and feel in control with your favorite tunes blaring in your ears. Listen to whatever you feel most empowering and feel the world moving to the beat of your heart!
Show Those Pearly Whites
Forgive the cliche but your smile can bright up the world: your world. Everyone looks amazing when they smile, and they feel amazing too. The neurotransmitters in your brain send the feeling of pleasure and warmth when you’re smiling, and your smile will make others smile too. After all, smiling is very contagious. In no time and with minimal effort, you will feel happy and confident and everyone around you will too. Now, is there even a downside to this?
Spend Time with People You Love
A day out with your friends or your family can boost your morale. Surrounded by the people who love and adore you, you automatically feel at the top of the world. A plain hug, a cuddle, or even a friendly bop on the head can make your spirits soar and make you feel ready to take on the world with a renewed self-esteem. A good day out goes a long way!
Dress to impress, most importantly yourself. We all have that one shirt, or that one dress, or those particular earrings that make us feel like a movie star. So put that on and get ready to slay in your perfect attire. Not only will you look amazing, but you will also feel fantastic too. And that is, after all, the most important thing.
Accept Your Failure
Everyone has their bad days, not every day is perfect. Not all mornings are all chirping birds and sunshine. But always remember: this too shall pass. Every storm heralds a rainbow and every night is a sign of approaching dawn. Your failures don’t define you, and under no circumstance should you let them bring your confidence down. Accept your failure, strive to rise above it. But never let your failure drag you down!
Above all, learn to love yourself. We all have our flaws and our shortcomings. We must not dwell on all our follies but instead, focus on the good things about us. Focus on your talents, on all the reasons you are as amazing as you are. Love yourself unconditionally and you will find yourself more confident in your skin than you ever thought possible!