10 ways to be more confident!
Dress Sharp - When
you don’t look good, it changes the way you carry yourself and
interact with other people. Use this to your advantage by taking care
of your personal appearance. Buy less and high quality items that last. It also reduces clutter in your closet.
2. Walk Faster - People with confidence walk quickly. They have places to go, people to see, and important work to do. Increase your self confidence by putting some pep in your step. Walking 25% faster will make to you look and feel more important.
Good Posture - Slumped
shoulders and lethargic movements display a lack of self confidence. By practicing good posture, you’ll
automatically feel more confident. Stand up straight, keep your head
up, and make eye contact.
4. Personal Commercial - Write a 30-60 second speech that highlights your strengths and goals. Then recite it in front of the mirror aloud (or inside your head if you prefer) whenever you need a confidence boost.
5. Gratitude - Set aside time each day to mentally list everything you have to be grateful for. Recall your past successes, unique skills, loving relationships, and positive momentum. You’ll be amazed how much you have going for you and motivated to take that next step towards success.
Compliment other people - When
we think negatively about ourselves, we often project that feeling on
to others. To break this cycle, get in the habit of
praising other people. Build self
confidence by looking for the best in others, you indirectly bring out
the best in yourself.
7. Sit in the front row - Most people prefer the back because they’re afraid of being noticed. By deciding to sit in the front row, you can get over this irrational fear and build self confidence, also being more visible to the important people talking from the front of the room.
8. Speak up - By making an effort to speak up at least once in every group discussion, you’ll become a better public speaker, more confident in your own thoughts, and recognized as a leader by your peers.
Work out - By
working out, you improve physical appearance, energise yourself,
and accomplish something positive. Having the discipline to work out
not only makes you feel better, it creates positive momentum that you
can build on the rest of the day.
10. Focus on contribution - Concentrate on the contribution you’re making to the rest of the world, you won’t worry as much about you own flaws. This will increase self confidence and allow you to contribute with maximum efficiency. The more you contribute to the world the more you’ll be rewarded with personal success and recognition.